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Ilya Arkadevich VILENSKY

composer

Ilya VILENSKY, USSR Composer. Honoured Artist of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1938; Honoured Art Worker of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1947. three medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1944.

Background

VILENSKY, Ilya was born in 1896 in Kremenchug, Poltava Oblast.

Education

1914-1919 studied at composition class, Petrograd. Conservatory.

Career

1919 in Red Army as Musical Director and composer at an army theater. 1920 promoted establishment of the Red Army Theater in Kharkov and the Philharmonic and Symphonic Orchestras in Kiev. 1936-1939 Deputy Chairman, and member, Organization Committee, 1939-1948 board member and Executive Secretary, Ukrainia Union of Composers.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1944.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1944.