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Iakov Israilevich Zak

pianist

Iakov Zak, USSR Pianist.

Background

Zak, Iakov was born on November 20, 1913 in Odessa.

Education

Pupil of Genrikh Neigauz.

Career

Professor at the Moscow Conservatory. 1st prize at the International Chopin Competition, Warsaw, 1937. Among his pupils were R. Mirvis, N. Petrov and A. Cherkassov.