Yanis IVANOV, USSR Composer. Professor, Latvia Conservatory since 1955; board member, Latvia Union of Composers, since 1956 and USSR Union of Composers, since 1957; Honoured Artist of Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1945. Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1950; medal, 1950; Stalin Prize, 1950.
IVANOV, Yanis was born in 1906 in Preyli, Latvia.
1931 graduated composition and piano class, Riga Conservatory.
In 1930's conducted symphony orchestras. Since 1944 Artistic Director, Music Broadcasting, Radio Riga, 1946-1955 lecturer, Latvia Conservatory. 1950-1951 Chairman, Latvia Union of Composers.
Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1950 and 1954 convocation.