Zinoviy DUNAEVSKY, USSR Composer. Honoured Art Worker of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1954; Artistic Director, Stalino Oblast Philharmonic, since 1946. Order of Patriotic War, Class II; Order of Red Star; Badge of Honor; four medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1953.
DUNAEVSKY, Zinoviy was born in 1908 in Lokhvitsa, now Poltava Oblast.
1924-1929 studied at Composition Theory Faculty, Kharkov Conservatory.
Since 1929 in Moscow. 1934-1938 organized and directed a museum of amateur art activities. 1938-1939 organizer and Artistic Director, Shakhtersk Song and Dance Ensemble, Donbas.
1939-1944 Artistic Director, Central Song and Dance Ensemble of the NKVD. During World War П Artistic Director, Ensemble of the 2nd Ukrainia and Transbaykal Fronts.