Ivan Vasilevich PETROV
Ivan PETROV, USSR Composer. Major- General; lecturer; Head, MU. Band Service, USSR Minister of Defence, e. 1934; Chief Conductor, Soviet Army. orders; medals.
PETROV, Ivan was born in 1906 in village Abramovka, now Voronezh Oblast.
1936 graduated Military Conducting Faculty, Moscow Conservatory.
Trainee, regular service musician, then master sergeant on extended service in a military band. Since 1936 military conductor. 1944-1950 Head and lecturer, Higher School of Military Conductors.
Since 1950 inspector of bands, Soviet Army.