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Yakov Izrailevich ZAK

artist , pianist , Professor

Yakov ZAK, Pianist; Professor, Moscow Conservatory, since 1947; Popular Artist Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. 3rd Prize at 2nd All-Union Competition for Musical Performers, 1935; 1st Prize and Special Prize for interpretration of Chopin’s mazurkas at Chopin International Competition For Pianists, Warsaw, 1937. Member, Communist Party, since 1943.

Background

ZAK, Yakov was born in 1913 in Odessa.

Education

1932 graduated Odessa Conservatory. 1935 graduated Virtuoso School, Moscow Conservatory.

Career

Repertoire includes Mozart, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Bartok, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Chopin, Schumann and works of Soviet composers. 1960 member, Jury, Chopin International Competition for Pianists, Warsaw. 1935-1947 instructor, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1943.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1943.