Rector A.V. Sveshnikov, presenting an Honorary Diploma of Professorship at the Conservatoire to U.S. singer Poul Robeson (1957).
Rector A.V. Sveshnikov, presenting an Honorary Diploma of Professorship at the Conservatoire to Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly (first from left) (1963).
Alexandr Vassilyevich Sveshnikov (1889-1980), choral conductor, music figure. Teacher of choral conducting (1944-1974, sicne 1946 – professor), rector (1948-1974). People`s Artist of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labour, Laureate of the Lenin and State Prizes.
Mikhail Mikhailovich Ippolitov – Ivanov (1859-1935), composer, conductor, music and public figure. People`s Artist of the RSFSR. Teacer of harmony, instrumentation, free composition, operatic class (1893-1935, since 1893 – professor), director (1905-1918), rector (1918-1922).