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Ivan Vasilevich PETROV

composer

Ivan PETROV, USSR Composer. Major- General; lecturer; Head, MU. Band Service, USSR Minister of Defence, e. 1934; Chief Conductor, Soviet Army. orders; medals.

Background

PETROV, Ivan was born in 1906 in village Abramovka, now Voronezh Oblast.

Education

1936 graduated Military Conducting Faculty, Moscow Conservatory.

Career

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.