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Yakov Izrailevich ZAK

Yakov ZAK, Pianist; Professor, Moscow Conservatory, since 1947; Popular Artist Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. 3rd Prize at 2nd All-Union Competition for Musical Performers, 1935; 1st Prize and Special Prize for interpretration of Chopin’s mazurkas at Chopin International Competition For Pianists, Warsaw, 1937. Member, Communist Party, since 1943.


  • ZAK, Yakov was born in 1913 in Odessa.

  • Education

    • 1932 graduated Odessa Conservatory. 1935 graduated Virtuoso School, Moscow Conservatory.


    • Repertoire includes Mozart, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Bartok, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Chopin, Schumann and works of Soviet composers. 1960 member, Jury, Chopin International Competition for Pianists, Warsaw. 1935-1947 instructor, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.


    Member, Communist Party, since 1943.


    Member, Communist Party, since 1943.
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    Born 1913