Vladimir von Pachmann or Pachman (1848 – 1933) was a pianist of Russian-German ethnicity, especially noted for performing the works of Chopin, and also for his eccentric on-stage style.
Pachmann was born in Odessa, Ukraine. He studied music at the Vienna Conservatory, studying piano with Joseph Dachs and theory with Anton Bruckner. He made his concert debut in Odessa in 1869, but until 1882 he only appeared in public infrequently, spending his time in further study. He then toured throughout Europe and the United States, and was acclaimed as a top player of his era.
-Wikipedia, Vladimir de Pachmann