Tour in Iceland. First tour in Asia (50 concerts in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Manila). Concerts in England, Switzerland and Italy. Concert tour in Australia which he has to interrupt due to burnout. Organizes a series of concerts for Clara Haskil in the USA. Time Magazine devotes a portrait to him in which he is considered the equal of Rachmaninoff, Rubinstein, Horowitz and Serkin! Records the Rachmaninoff 2nd Concerto. The LP is a huge success with more than 200 000 copies sold.