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Vasilii Aleksandrovich Barvinskii

composer , pianist

Vasilii Barvinskii, USSR Composer, pianist.

Background

Barvinskii, Vasilii was born on February 20, 1888 in Tarnopol’.

Career

Director oft he N. V. Lysenko Institute for Higher Musical Studies, 1915-1939. Director of and professor at the Lvov Conservatory (piano and composition), 1939-1948. Suffered illegal arrest and was a Gulag inmate, 1948-1958.

Accused of Ukrainian nationalism. Returned to Lvov, 1958.