Yuriy FAYER, USSR Chief Conductor, USSR Academy Bolshoy Ballet Theater, since 1923. Popular Artist of USSR since 1951 and Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic since 1937. Order of Lenin, Order of Red Banner of Labor; medals; Stalin Prize, 1941, 1946, 1947, 1950. Member, Communist Party, since 1941.
FAYER, Yuriy was born in 1890 in Kiev, Ukrainia.
1906 graduated Kiev Conservatory. 1919 graduated violin class, 1924 theory of composition class, Moscow Conservatory.
1916-1919 violin soloist in orchestra. 1919-1923 Assistant Conductor, Bolshoy Ballet Theater. 1907-1910 violin concerts in major Russ, cities.
Conducted “Swan Lake” over 400 times. 1956 conducted Bolshoy Ballet in London.