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Lev Nikolaevich OBORIN

pianist

Lev OBORIN, USSR Pianist. Professor, Moscow State Conservatory, since 1935; Popular Artist Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic since 1955; Art Worker Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. First Prize at International Pianists’ Competition in Warsaw, 1927; Stalin Prize, 1943; Order of Lenin; Badge of Honor; medals.

Background

OBORIN, Lev was born in 1907.

Education

1921 graduated Gnesin Moscow Musical College. 1926 graduated piano class, Moscow Conservatory.

Career

1928-1934 instructor, Moscow Conservatory. Interpreted major works of Soviet composers A. Khachaturyan, V. Shebalin, S. Prokofiev, Yu. Shaporin and others; 1927 played at first Chopin International Competition in Warsaw.

Gave concerts in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Rumania, Sweden, France, Austria, Greece and other countries. Plays in regular sonata ensemble with D. Oistrakh (violin) and in trio ensemble with D. Oistrakh and S. Knushevitsky (cello). Author of numerous piano pieces, sonatas, romances, symphonic scherzos, etc.