Pianist Van Cliburn.

U.S. pianist Van Cliburn, who won the 1st Prize in piano at the First P.I. Tchaikovsky Competition, and Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin (1914-1981), chief conductor of the Moscow State Phiharmony, a pedagogue of the Conservatoire (1951-1954). People`s Artist of the USSR, Laureate of the USSR and RSFSR State Prizes.

Van Cliburn

Yakov Israelevich Zak (1913-1976).

Yakov Israelevich Zak (1913-1976), pianist. Teacher of piano (1938-1976, since 1947 – professor). People`s Artist of the USSR. Together¬† with his pupils. Sitting from left: Ts. G. Kvernadze, O.yu. Stupakova, Ya.I. Zak, N. D. Yurygina. Stending are: T.A. Smirnova, A.K. Cherkasov, S. Lifshitz, A. Jozepenaite, T. Pavlova, V. Tumilo-Denisovich, V.G. Agafonnikov, T.L. Koloss, N.A. Petrov,…

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