100 Notable alumni of
Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory

Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory is 114th in the world, 37th in Europe, and 3rd in Russia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Sergei Rachmaninoff

    Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Years
    1873-1943 (aged 70)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1885-1892
    Occupations
    composerpianistconductormusicologistvirtuoso
    Biography

    Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer, virtuoso pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninoff is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music. Early influences of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and other Russian composers gave way to a thoroughly personal idiom notable for its song-like melodicism, expressiveness and rich orchestral colours. The piano is featured prominently in Rachmaninoff's compositional output and he made a point of using his skills as a performer to fully explore the expressive and technical possibilities of the instrument.

  2. Andrei Konchalovsky

    Andrei Konchalovsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1957-1959
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producerscreenwriteractortheatrical director
    Biography

    Andrei Sergeyevich Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky OZO is a Russian filmmaker and stage director who has worked in Soviet, Hollywood, and contemporary Russian cinema. He is a laureate of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland", a National Order of the Legion of Honour, an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, a Cavalier of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and a People's Artist of the RSFSR. He is the son of writer Sergey Mikhalkov, and the brother of filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov.

  3. Nikolay Baskov

    Nikolay Baskov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    opera singertelevision presenteractoruniversity teachersinger
    Biography

    Nikolay Baskov is a Russian tenor who performs in both operatic and popular music styles. His honors include commendations as Meritorious Artist and People's Artist of the Russian Federation, as well as People's Artist of Ukraine.

  4. Aram Khachaturian

    Aram Khachaturian
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1903-1978 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1929-1934
    Studied in 1934-1936
    Occupations
    classical composerconductorchoreographermusicologistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Aram Ilyich Khachaturian was a Soviet and Armenian composer and conductor. He is considered one of the leading Soviet composers.

  5. Alexander Scriabin

    Alexander Scriabin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1872-1915 (aged 43)
    Occupations
    composerpianistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin was a Russian composer and virtuoso pianist. Before 1903, Scriabin was greatly influenced by the music of Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt, and composed in a relatively tonal, late Romantic idiom. Later, and independently of his influential contemporary, Arnold Schoenberg, Scriabin developed a much more dissonant musical language that had transcended usual tonality – but was not atonal, which accorded with his personal brand of metaphysics. Scriabin found significant appeal in the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk as well as synesthesia, and associated colours with the various harmonic tones of his scale, while his colour-coded circle of fifths was also inspired by theosophy. He is often considered the main Russian Symbolist composer and a major representative of the Russian Silver Age.

  6. Dmitry Malikov

    Dmitry Malikov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    singercomposerpianistrecord produceractor
    Biography

    Dmitry Yurievich Malikov is a Russian actor, composer, singer and a recent record producer.

  7. Aleksandra Pakhmutova

    Aleksandra Pakhmutova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1929-.. (age 93)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1948-1953
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composer
    Biography

    Aleksandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova is a Soviet and Russian composer. She has remained one of the best-known figures in Soviet and later Russian popular music since she first achieved fame in her homeland in the 1960s. She was awarded the People's Artist of the USSR in 1984.

  8. Mstislav Rostropovich

    Mstislav Rostropovich
    Born in
    Azerbaijan Flag Azerbaijan
    Years
    1927-2007 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    composerconductormusic pedagoguecellistpianist
    Biography

    Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He is considered by many to be the greatest cellist of the 20th century. In addition to his interpretations and technique, he was well known for both inspiring and commissioning new works, which enlarged the cello repertoire more than any cellist before or since. He inspired and premiered over 100 pieces, forming long-standing friendships and artistic partnerships with composers including Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Henri Dutilleux, Witold Lutosławski, Olivier Messiaen, Luciano Berio, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alfred Schnittke, Norbert Moret, Andreas Makris, Leonard Bernstein, Aram Khachaturian and Benjamin Britten.

  9. Sviatoslav Richter

    Sviatoslav Richter
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1915-1997 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    composerpianist
    Biography

    Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter was a Soviet pianist who is frequently regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time. He is known for the "depth of his interpretations, his virtuoso technique, and his vast repertoire."

  10. Alfred Schnittke

    Alfred Schnittke
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1934-1998 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    composerpianistmusic pedagogueuniversity teacherfilm score composer
    Biography

    Alfred Garrievich Schnittke was a Soviet composer of Jewish-German descent. Among the most performed and recorded composers of late 20th-century classical music, he is described by the musicologist Ivan Moody as a "composer who was concerned in his music to depict the moral and spiritual struggles of contemporary man in [...] depth and detail."

  11. Vladimir Shainsky

    Vladimir Shainsky
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1925-2017 (aged 92)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1945
    Occupations
    composersongwriterfilm score composerpianistactor
    Biography

    Vladimir Yakovlevich Shainsky was a Soviet and Russian composer. He was a recipient of the People's Artist of the RSFSR (1986).

  12. Rodion Shchedrin

    Rodion Shchedrin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1950-1955
    Occupations
    composerpianistmusic pedagoguelibrettistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin is a Soviet and Russian composer and pianist, winner of USSR State Prize (1972), the Lenin Prize (1984), and the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1992), and is a former member of the Inter-regional Deputies Group (1989–1991). He is also a citizen of Lithuania and Spain.

  13. Denis Matsuev

    Denis Matsuev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Denis Leonidovich Matsuev is a Russian classical pianist.

  14. Lola Astanova

    Lola Astanova
    Born in
    Uzbekistan Flag Uzbekistan
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    pianistrecord producercomposer
    Biography

    Lola Astanova is a Russian-American pianist noted for her visual performance, and piano transcriptions.

  15. Kyōhei Sorita

    Kyōhei Sorita
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Kyōhei Sorita is a Japanese classical pianist and conductor. In 2021, he won second prize, ex aequo, at the XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition, the highest prize for a Japanese-born pianist in the competition since Mitsuko Uchida's second prize in 1970.

  16. Galina Vishnevskaya

    Galina Vishnevskaya
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1926-2012 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1966
    Occupations
    actorsingeropera singermusic pedagoguebiographer
    Biography

    Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya was a Russian soprano opera singer and recitalist who was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1966. She was the wife of cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, and mother to their two daughters, Olga and Elena Rostropovich.

  17. Lyubov Kazarnovskaya

    Lyubov Kazarnovskaya
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    actorsingeropera singer
    Biography

    Lyubov Yurievna Kazarnovskaya is a Russian operatic soprano who has sung leading roles in opera houses around the world. She has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, and Naxos Records, amongst others. She has her own music show on Russian television and a weekly one-hour radio program, "Vocalissimo", on Radio Orphej.

  18. David Oistrakh

    David Oistrakh
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1908-1974 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    David Fyodorovich Oistrakh, orig. German: Eustrach, was a Soviet classical violinist, violist and conductor.

  19. Ivo Pogorelić

    Ivo Pogorelić
    Born in
    Serbia Flag Serbia
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    pianistacademic musician
    Biography

    Ivo Pogorelić is a Yugoslav-born Croatian pianist. He is known for his sometimes unorthodox interpretations, which have brought him a sizable following and both praise and criticism from musical experts. A musician of wide repertoire, his recordings include works by a variety of composers from the early 18th through 20th centuries.

  20. Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov

    Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1883-1946 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    composerconductorchoir directormusic pedagoguemilitary personnel
    Biography

    Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov was a Soviet and Russian composer and founder of the Alexandrov Ensemble, who wrote the music for the State Anthem of the Soviet Union, which in 2000 became the national anthem of Russia (with new lyrics). During his career, he also worked as a professor of the Moscow Conservatory, and became a Doctor of Arts. His work was recognized by the awards of the title of People's Artist of the USSR and two Stalin Prizes.

  21. Maksim Dunayevsky

    Maksim Dunayevsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1970
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composerconductorpresentertelevision presenter
    Biography

    Maksim Isaakovich Dunayevsky is a Soviet and Russian composer. People's Artist of Russia (2006). He is the artistic director and chairman of the artistic council of the Moscow Regional Philharmonic since 2015.

  22. Eduard Artemyev

    Eduard Artemyev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1960
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composer
    Biography

    Eduard Nikolayevich Artemyev is a Soviet and Russian composer of electronic music and film scores. Outside of Russia, he is mostly known for his soundtracks for films such as At Home Among Strangers, Solaris, Siberiade, Stalker and Burnt by the Sun. He was awarded the title People's Artist of Russia in 1999.

  23. Dmitri Kabalevsky

    Dmitri Kabalevsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1904-1987 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    classical composerconductorchoreographermusicologistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky was a Soviet composer and teacher of Russian gentry descent.

  24. Gidon Kremer

    Gidon Kremer
    Born in
    Latvia Flag Latvia
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    conductorviolinist
    Biography

    Gidon Kremer is a Latvian classical violinist, artistic director, and founder of Kremerata Baltica.

  25. Sofia Gubaidulina

    Sofia Gubaidulina
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composermusician
    Biography

    Sofia Asgatovna Gubaidulina is a Soviet-Russian composer and an established international figure. Major orchestras around the world have commissioned and performed her works. She is considered one of the foremost Russian composers of the second half of the 20th century.

  26. Valery Khalilov

    Valery Khalilov
    Born in
    Uzbekistan Flag Uzbekistan
    Years
    1952-2016 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
    Biography

    Valery Mikhaylovich Khalilov was an Uzbek-born Russian military band conductor and composer. A lieutenant general in the Russian military, he was the Senior Director of Music of the Military Band Service of the Armed Forces of Russia, most famously conducting the massed Russian military bands at the annual "Victory Day" parade held in the Moscow's Red Square a record 14 times. He died when the plane he was on, en route to Syria, crashed into the Black Sea off Sochi, Russia.

  27. Mischa Maisky

    Mischa Maisky
    Born in
    Latvia Flag Latvia
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    cellist
    Biography

    Mischa Maisky is a Soviet-born Israeli cellist.

  28. Alexey Rybnikov

    Alexey Rybnikov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1962-1967
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composermusician
    Biography

    Alexey Lvovich Rybnikov is a modern Russian composer.

  29. Arno Babajanian

    Arno Babajanian
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1921-1983 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    composerpianistfilm score composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Arno Babajanian was a Soviet and Armenian composer and pianist. He was made a People's Artist of the USSR in 1971.

  30. Reinhold Glière

    Reinhold Glière
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1874-1956 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    1894-1900 studied composing, music theory, and violin performance
    Occupations
    composerconductorchoreographermusicologistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Reinhold Moritzevich Glière, was a Russian and Soviet composer of Ukrainian, German and Polish descent. In 1938, he was awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR.

  31. Hibla Gerzmava

    Hibla Gerzmava
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1994
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Hibla Gerzmava is an Abkhazian-Russian operatic soprano who currently resides in Moscow.

  32. Yury Bashmet

    Yury Bashmet
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    conductormusic pedagogueviolinistviolist
    Biography

    Yuri Abramovich Bashmet is a Russian conductor, violinist, and violist.

  33. Yevgeny Krylatov

    Yevgeny Krylatov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1934-2019 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composerpianist
    Biography

    Yevgeny Pavlovich Krylatov was a Soviet and Russian composer who wrote songs for over 120 Soviet and Russian movies and animated films.

  34. Gara Garayev

    Gara Garayev
    Born in
    Azerbaijan Flag Azerbaijan
    Years
    1918-1982 (aged 64)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1946
    Occupations
    composerpianistfilm score composermusic pedagoguedeputy
    Biography

    Gara Abulfaz oghlu Garayev, also spelled as Qara Qarayev or Kara Karayev, was a prominent Soviet Azerbaijani composer. Garayev wrote nearly 110 musical pieces, including ballets, operas, symphonic and chamber pieces, solos for piano, cantatas, songs, and marches, and rose to prominence not only in Azerbaijan SSR, but also in the rest of the Soviet Union and worldwide.

  35. Mikhail Pletnev

    Mikhail Pletnev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    composerpianistconductor
    Biography

    Mikhail Vasilievich Pletnev is a Russian pianist, conductor, and composer.

  36. Radu Lupu

    Radu Lupu
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1945-2022 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    pianistmusician
    Biography

    Radu Lupu was a Romanian pianist. He was widely recognized as one of the greatest pianists of his time. Born in Galați, Romania, Lupu began studying piano at the age of six. Two of his major piano teachers were Florica Musicescu, who also taught Dinu Lipatti, and Heinrich Neuhaus, who also taught Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels. From 1966 to 1969, he won three of the world's most prestigious piano competitions: the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (1966), the George Enescu International Piano Competition (1967), and the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition (1969). These victories launched Lupu's international career, and he appeared with all of the major orchestras and at all of the major festivals and music capitals of the world.

  37. Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev

    Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1856-1915 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    classical composermusicologistmusic pedagoguemusic theoristuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev was a Russian composer, pianist, teacher of composition, music theorist and author.

  38. Dang Thai Son

    Dang Thai Son
    Born in
    Vietnam Flag Vietnam
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposerpiano teacher
    Biography

    Đặng Thái Sơn is a Vietnamese-Canadian classical pianist. In 1980, he won the X International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, becoming the first pianist from Asia to do so. He has received particular acclaim for the sonority and poetry in his interpretations of Chopin and the French repertoire.

  39. Nikolai Medtner

    Nikolai Medtner
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1880-1951 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    composerpianistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Nikolai Karlovich Medtner was a Russian composer and virtuoso pianist. After a period of comparative obscurity in the 25 years immediately after his death, he is now becoming recognized as one of the most significant Russian composers for the piano.

  40. Andrei Eshpai

    Andrei Eshpai
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1925-2015 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1953
    Occupations
    composerpianistfilm score composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Andrei Yakovlevich Eshpai was an ethnic Mari (Russian and Soviet) composer. He was awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR in 1981.

  41. Maxim Shostakovich

    Maxim Shostakovich
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    pianistconductor
    Biography

    Maxim Dmitriyevich Shostakovich is a Soviet, Russian and American conductor and pianist. He is the second child of the composer Dmitri Shostakovich and Nina Varzar. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1978).

  42. Sergei Lemeshev

    Sergei Lemeshev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1902-1977 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1921-1925
    Occupations
    theatrical directoropera singersingerwriter
    Biography

    Sergei Yakovlevich Lemeshev was a Russian tenor and actor.

  43. Boris Berezovsky

    Boris Berezovsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Boris Vadimovich Berezovsky is a Russian pianist.

  44. Tikhon Khrennikov

    Tikhon Khrennikov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1913-2007 (aged 94)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1936
    Occupations
    composerchoreographermusicologistuniversity teacherpianist
    Biography

    Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov was a Russian and Soviet composer, pianist, and leader of the Union of Soviet Composers, who was also known for his political activities. He wrote three symphonies, four piano concertos, two violin concertos, two cello concertos, operas, operettas, ballets, chamber music, incidental music and film music.

  45. Myroslav Skoryk

    Myroslav Skoryk
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1938-2020 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Myroslav Skoryk, 13 July 1938 – 1 June 2020) was a Ukrainian composer and teacher. His music is contemporary in style and contains idioms from diverse sources including German, Welsh, English, and Eastern European artistic traditions.

  46. Samvel Yervinyan

    Samvel Yervinyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    composerviolinist
    Biography

    Samvel Yervinyan is an Armenian violinist and composer.

  47. Irina Gribulina

    Irina Gribulina
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    composerpoetsongwriterwritersinger
    Biography

    Irina Yevgenevna Gribulina is a Russian pop singer, composer, poet. She was the winner of the Television Festival Pesnya goda' 87.

  48. Dmitri Kogan

    Dmitri Kogan
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1978-2017 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    musicianviolinist
    Biography

    Dmitri Pavlovich Kogan was a Russian violinist and an Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation.

  49. Nicolai Ghiaurov

    Nicolai Ghiaurov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1929-2004 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Nicolai Ghiaurov was a Bulgarian opera singer and one of the most famous basses of the postwar period. He was admired for his powerful, sumptuous voice, and was particularly associated with roles of Mussorgsky and Verdi. Ghiaurov married the Bulgarian pianist Zlatina Mishakova in 1956 and Italian soprano Mirella Freni in 1978, and the two singers frequently performed together. They lived in Modena until Ghiaurov's death in 2004 of a heart attack.

  50. Vladimir Jurowski

    Vladimir Jurowski
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    conductormusic directorcomposer
    Biography

    Vladimir Mikhailovich Jurowski is a Russian conductor. He is the son of conductor Michail Jurowski, and grandson of Soviet film music composer Vladimir Michailovich Jurowski.

  51. Vladimir Martynov

    Vladimir Martynov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1970
    Occupations
    composermusicologist
    Biography

    Vladimir Ivanovich Martynov is a Russian composer, known for his compositions in the concerto, orchestral music, chamber music, and choral music genres.

  52. Irina Arkhipova

    Irina Arkhipova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1925-2010 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    singeropera singermusic pedagoguepoliticianopinion journalist
    Biography

    Irina Konstantinovna Arkhipova was a Soviet and Russian mezzo-soprano, and later contralto, opera singer. She sang leading roles first in Russia at the Sverdlovsk Opera and the Bolshoi Theatre, and then throughout Europe and in the United States. People's Artist of the USSR (1966) and Hero of Socialist Labour (1984).

  53. Zacharia Paliashvili

    Zacharia Paliashvili
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1871-1933 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Zacharia Petres dze Paliashvili, also known as Zachary Petrovich Paliashvili (Russian: Захарий Петрович Палиашви́ли, Zacharij Petrovič Paliašvili; August 16, 1871 – October 6, 1933), was a Georgian composer. Regarded as one of the founders of the Georgian classical music, his work is known for its eclectic fusion of folk songs and stories with 19th-century Romantic classical themes. He was the founder of the Georgian Philharmonic Society and later, the head of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. The Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theater of Tbilisi was named in his honor in 1937. Notably, Paliashvili's music serves as the basis of the National Anthem of Georgia.

  54. Yevgeny Svetlanov

    Yevgeny Svetlanov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1928-2002 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    composerconductorpianist
    Biography

    Yevgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov was a Russian conductor, composer and a pianist.

  55. Antonina Miliukova

    Antonina Miliukova
    Years
    1848-1917 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Antonina Ivanovna Miliukova was the wife of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky from 1877 until his death in 1893. After marriage she was known as Antonina Tchaikovskaya.

  56. Igor Oistrakh

    Igor Oistrakh
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1931-2021 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    conductormusic pedagogueuniversity teacherviolinist
    Biography

    Igor Davidovich Oistrakh was a Soviet and Russian violinist. He was described by Encyclopædia Britannica as "noted for his lean, modernist interpretations."

  57. Edison Denisov

    Edison Denisov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1929-1996 (aged 67)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1951-1956
    Occupations
    composermusicologistuniversity teacherfilm score composermathematician
    Biography

    Edison Vasilievich Denisov was a Russian composer in the so-called "Underground", "alternative" or "nonconformist" division of Soviet music.

  58. Elisabeth Leonskaja

    Elisabeth Leonskaja
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    pianistmusic pedagogueeducator
    Biography

    Elisabeth Leonskaja is a Soviet and Austrian pianist. She was born to a family of Jewish and Polish extraction living in Tbilisi, then the capital of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.

  59. Gregor Piatigorsky

    Gregor Piatigorsky
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1903-1976 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    cellistmusicianmusic pedagoguecomposer
    Biography

    Gregor Piatigorsky was a Russian-born American cellist.

  60. Alexander Gretchaninov

    Alexander Gretchaninov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1864-1956 (aged 92)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1890
    Occupations
    composerconductormusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Alexander Tikhonovich Gretchaninov was a Russian Romantic composer.

  61. Zakhar Bron

    Zakhar Bron
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    musicianviolinistmusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Zakhar Bron is a Russian violinist and violin pedagogue of Jewish, Polish and Romanian descent.

  62. Leonid Kharitonov

    Leonid Kharitonov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1933-2017 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    conductorsingeropera singermilitary personnel
    Biography

    Leonid Mikhailovich Kharitonov was a Soviet and Russian bass-baritone (баритональный бас) singer. He was honored with People's Artist of the RSFSR and Honored Artist of RSFSR. In the West he was noted for his 1965 video of The Song of the Volga Boatmen.

  63. Alexander Siloti

    Alexander Siloti
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1863-1945 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    composerpianistconductormusic pedagogueprofessor
    Biography

    Alexander Ilyich Siloti was a Russian virtuoso pianist, conductor and composer.

  64. Oscar Feltsman

    Oscar Feltsman
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1921-2013 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    composermusician
    Biography

    Oscar Borisovich Feltsman was a Ukrainian-born composer of Lithuanian Jewish descent. He was the father of Vladimir Feltsman.

  65. Vladimir Fedoseyev

    Vladimir Fedoseyev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    conductormusic pedagoguebayanistbayan
    Biography

    Vladimir Ivanovich Fedoseyev is a Soviet and Russian conductor, accordionist, teacher. People's Artist of the USSR (1980). Laureate of the USSR State Prize (1989) and the Glinka State Prize of the RSFSR (1970). Full Commander of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland". Artistic director and chief conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra since 1974.

  66. Tofig Guliyev

    Tofig Guliyev
    Born in
    Azerbaijan Flag Azerbaijan
    Years
    1917-2000 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpianistfilm score composer
    Biography

    Tofig Alakbar oglu Guliyev was an Azerbaijani composer, pianist, and conductor.

  67. Veljo Tormis

    Veljo Tormis
    Born in
    Estonia Flag Estonia
    Years
    1930-2017 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composermusic pedagoguefolkloristprofessor
    Biography

    Veljo Tormis was an Estonian composer, regarded as one of the great contemporary choral composers and one of the most important composers of the 20th century in Estonia. Internationally, his fame arises chiefly from his extensive body of choral music, which exceeds 500 individual choral songs, most of it a cappella. The great majority of these pieces are based on traditional ancient Estonian folksongs (regilaulud), either textually, melodically, or merely stylistically.

  68. Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov

    Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1905-1994 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    composerconductormusic pedagoguesongwritermusician
    Biography

    Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov was a Soviet and Russian composer and, from 1946 to 1986, the second head of the Alexandrov Ensemble which was founded by his father, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov. Alexandrov reached the rank of Major-General and was awarded the order of Hero of Socialist Labour, the Lenin Prize and the State Prize of the USSR, and named People's Artist of the USSR.

  69. Sergei Lyapunov

    Sergei Lyapunov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1859-1924 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    composerpianistmusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Sergei Mikhailovich Lyapunov was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor.

  70. Kirill Kondrashin

    Kirill Kondrashin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1914-1981 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin, was a Soviet and Russian conductor.

  71. Youri Egorov

    Youri Egorov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1954-1988 (aged 34)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Youri Aleksandrovich Egorov was a Soviet and Monegasque classical pianist.

  72. Eliso Virsaladze

    Eliso Virsaladze
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    pianistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Eliso Virsaladze is a Soviet and Georgian pianist.

  73. Lazar Berman

    Lazar Berman
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1930-2005 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Lazar Naumovich Berman was a Soviet Russian classical pianist, Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1988). He was hailed for a huge, thunderous technique that made him a thrilling interpreter of Liszt and Rachmaninoff and a late representative of the grand school of Russian Romantic pianism. Emil Gilels described him as a "phenomenon of the musical world".

  74. Rudolf Barshai

    Rudolf Barshai
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1924-2010 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    conductorviolist
    Biography

    Rudolf Borisovich Barshai was a Soviet and Russian conductor and violist. The Rudolf Barshai International Strings Competition was established in 2020.

  75. Lev Oborin

    Lev Oborin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1907-1974 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Lev Nikolayevich Oborin was a Soviet and Russian pianist, composer and pedagogue. He was the winner of the first International Chopin Piano Competition in 1927.

  76. Olga Kern

    Olga Kern
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Olga Vladimirovna Kern is a Russian-American classical pianist.

  77. Alexander Goedicke

    Alexander Goedicke
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1877-1957 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    composerpianistorganistmusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Alexander Fyodorovich Goedicke was a Soviet and Russian composer and pianist.

  78. Eduard Khanok

    Eduard Khanok
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    composersongwriter
    Biography

    Eduard Semyonovich Khanok is a Soviet and Belarusian musician and composer. Honored Worker of Culture of the Byelorussian SSR (1982). People's Artist of Belarus (1996).

  79. Vadym Kholodenko

    Vadym Kholodenko
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Vadym Kholodenko is a Ukrainian pianist, and winner of the gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, who captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for "mesmerizing and exhilarating" performances that brought the crowd to their feet, " him like a rock star".

  80. Abdylas Maldybaev

    Abdylas Maldybaev
    Born in
    Kyrgyzstan Flag Kyrgyzstan
    Years
    1906-1978 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    opera singersingercomposeractorpolitician
    Biography

    Abdylas Maldybaevich Maldybaev was a Kyrgyz composer, actor, and operatic tenor singer. Maldybaev was one of the composers of the state anthem of the Kirghiz SSR and is still renowned for his operatic composition. He helped popularize Kyrgyz music by skillfully using Western European techniques. The Kyrgyz one som banknote pictures him.

  81. Bella Davidovich

    Bella Davidovich
    Born in
    Azerbaijan Flag Azerbaijan
    Years
    1928-.. (age 94)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Bella Mikhaylovna Davidovich is a Soviet-born American pianist.

  82. Yevgeny Brusilovsky

    Yevgeny Brusilovsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1905-1981 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Yevgeny Grigoryevich Brusilovsky was a Soviet and Russian composer who settled in Kazakhstan. He wrote the first Kazakh opera, co-wrote the music for the anthem of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, and was a People's Artist of the Kazakh SSR.

  83. Iosif Kotek

    Iosif Kotek
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1855-1885 (aged 30)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Iosif Iosifovich Kotek, also seen as Josef or Yosif, was a Russian violinist and composer remembered for his association with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. He assisted Tchaikovsky with technical difficulties in the writing of the solo part in his Violin Concerto in D. He was also probably his lover at some point, although he was not exclusively homosexual, making him bisexual.

  84. Emin Sabitoglu

    Emin Sabitoglu
    Born in
    Azerbaijan Flag Azerbaijan
    Years
    1937-2000 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Emin Sabitoglu was a Soviet Azerbaijani composer, author of a lot of well-known Azerbaijani songs and music for films. People's actor of Azerbaijan.

  85. Valeri Kikta

    Valeri Kikta
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagoguefilm score composer
    Biography

    Valeri Grigoryevich Kikta is a Russian classical composer, a professor of the Moscow Conservatory.

  86. Antonina Nezhdanova

    Antonina Nezhdanova
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1873-1950 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    singeropera singermusic pedagogueuniversity teachermusic-learning theory
    Biography

    Antonina Vasilyevna Nezhdanova, was a Russian and Soviet lyric coloratura soprano. An outstanding opera singer, she represented the Russian vocal school at its best.

  87. Sulkhan Tsintsadze

    Sulkhan Tsintsadze
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1925-1991 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, (August 23, 1925 in Gori, Transcaucasian SSR, Soviet Union – September 15, 1991 in Tbilisi, Georgia) was one of Georgia's foremost composers.

  88. Dmitry Shishkin

    Dmitry Shishkin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Dmitry Igorevich Shishkin, born 12 February 1992, is a Russian classical pianist. He is best known for winning the 2nd prize at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2019.

  89. Pavel Kogan

    Pavel Kogan
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    conductorviolinist
    Biography

    Pavel Leonidovich Kogan is a Russian violinist and conductor who leaded the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra from 1989 until 2022.

  90. Dmitry Masleev

    Dmitry Masleev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Dmitry Masleev is a Russian pianist.

  91. Igor Luchenok

    Igor Luchenok
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1938-2018 (aged 80)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1970
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagoguefilm score composer
    Biography

    Igor Mikhailovich Luchenok was a Belarusian composer, People's Artist of the Byelorussian SSR (and People's Artist of the USSR), and chairman of the Belarusian Union of Composers.

  92. Ivan Tasovac

    Ivan Tasovac
    Born in
    Serbia Flag Serbia
    Years
    1966-2021 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    pianistpoliticianconductorartistic director
    Biography

    Ivan Tasovac was a Serbian pianist and manager. He served as the director of Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra from 2001 to 2013. He also served as the Minister of Culture and Information in the Government of Serbia from 2013 to 2016 and was elected to the National Assembly of Serbia in the 2020 Serbian parliamentary election.

  93. Valery Afanassiev

    Valery Afanassiev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    pianistconductorpoetmusicianwriter
    Biography

    Valery Afanassiev is a Russian pianist, writer and conductor.

  94. Nikolai Roslavets

    Nikolai Roslavets
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1881-1944 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistmusic theoristuniversity teacherviolinist
    Biography

    Nikolai Andreevich Roslavets was a significant Ukrainian modernist composer of Belorussian and Ukrainian origin. Roslavets was a convinced modernist and cosmopolitan thinker; his music was officially suppressed from 1930 onwards.

  95. Rosina Lhévinne

    Rosina Lhévinne
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1880-1976 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    pianistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Rosina Lhévinne was a Ukrainian pianist and famed pedagogue born in Kyiv, Ukraine, then a part of the Russian Empire.

  96. Dmitri Smirnov

    Dmitri Smirnov
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1948-2020 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    composerWikipedian
    Biography

    Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov was a Russian-British composer and academic teacher, who also published as Dmitri N. Smirnov and D. Smirnov-Sadovsky. He wrote operas, symphonies, string quartets and other chamber music, and vocal music from song to oratorio. Many of his works were inspired by the art of William Blake.

  97. Mikhail Matyushin

    Mikhail Matyushin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1861-1934 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    composerpainterpublishervisual artistmusician
    Biography

    Michael Vasilyevich Matyushin was a Russian painter and composer, leading member of the Russian avant-garde. In 1910–1913 Matyushin and his wife Elena Guro (1877–1913) were key members of the Union of the Youth, an association of Russian Futurists. Matyushin, a professional musician and amateur painter, studied physiology of human senses and developed his own concept of the fourth dimension connecting visual and musical arts, a theory that he put to practice in the classrooms of Leningrad Workshop of Vkhutein and INHUK (1918–1934) and summarized in his 1932 Reference of Colour (Cправочник по цвету). Matyushin conducted experiments at his Visiology Center (Zorved) to demonstrate that expanding visual sensitivity from retinian optical centers would enable the discovery of "new organic substance and rhythm in the apprehension of space." He tried to teach himself and his students to see with both eyes, each independently, and to widen the field of their vision. He describes some of his work and ideas in a long essay titled "An Artist's Experience of the New Space."

  98. Anatoly Novikov

    Anatoly Novikov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1896-1984 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerchoir directorfilm score composerchorus master
    Biography

    Anatoli Grigoriévitch Novikov was a Soviet composer, a choral conductor and a political activist.

  99. Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov

    Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1936-2019 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
    Studied in 1962
    Occupations
    composerconductorfilm score composer
    Biography

    Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Ovchinnikov was a Soviet and Russian composer.

  100. Emil von Sauer

    Emil von Sauer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1862-1942 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    composerpianist
    Biography

    Emil Georg Conrad von Sauer was a German composer, pianist, score editor, and music (piano) teacher. He was a pupil of Franz Liszt and one of the most distinguished pianists of his generation. Josef Hofmann called von Sauer "a truly great virtuoso." Martin Krause, another Liszt pupil, called von Sauer "the legitimate heir of Liszt; he has more of his charm and geniality than any other Liszt pupil."