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