Dmitri Shostakovich

Sibelius prize winner 1958

Dmitri Shostakovich
Professor

Born 25 September 1906 in St Petersburg, Russia
Died 9 August 1975 in Moscow, the Soviet Union

Studied in St. Petersburg

Teacher at Leningrad Conservatory,
Professor at Moscow Conservatory,
also worked as pianist

People’s Artist of the USSR
Member: Supreme Soviet of the USSR,
academies in several countries

Honorary Doctorate:

Oxford University

Works

  • fifteen symphonies
  • two operas
  • ballets
  • two piano concertos
  • two violin concertos
  • two cello concertos
  • fifteen string quartets and other chamber music
  • piano and vocal works

Numerous State Awards, Lenin Prize 1958

 

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