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Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich MRAVINSKY

conductor

Yevgeniy MRAVINSKY, USSR Chief Conductor, Leningrad Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, since 1938. Popular Artist of USSR since 1954. First Prize at All-Union Competition for Conductors, 1938; Stalin Prize, 1946; Lenin Prize, 1961; Order of Lenin; Order of Red Banner of Labor; Badge of Honor; medals.

Background

MRAVINSKY, Yevgeniy was born in 1903.

Education

1930 graduated composition class and 1931 conducting class, Leningrad Conservatory.

Career

1932-1938 Conductor, Leningrad State Academy Theater for Opera and Ballet. In prewar years conducted in France, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, England, Italy and Austria. In postwar years conducted in many European countries.

1946 and 1957 in United States of America conducted Leningrad Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Philharmonic. 1954 and 1958 conducted in India, Indonesia and Japan.