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Iazep Vitol

composer , music critic

Iazep Vitol, Composer, music critic.


Vitol, Iazep was born on July 26, 1863 in Valmiera, Latvia.


Member of the Beliaevskii Kruzhok (Beliaev’s Circle). Professor at the Petersburg Conservatory. Founder and director of the Latvian Conservatory.

Professor there from 1919. Among his many famous pupils were N. Miaskovskii, S. Prokofev, V. Shcherbachev, la. Ivanov, M. Zarin’, A. Skulte, and A. Zhilinskii.