Heino Eller

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Birthday
7, 1887
Birthplace
Tartu, Estonia
Death Date
Jun 16, 1970 (83)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
7, 1887
Birthplace
Tartu, Estonia
Death Date
Jun 16, 1970 (83)

About

Legend among composition educators. He founded the Tartu School of Composition and taught at the Tallinn Conservatory from 1940 until 1970.

Before Fame

He studied violin as a child and performed as a soloist when he reached his teens. He continued to pursue violin studies at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory.

Trivia

He taught future notables Eduard Tubin, Kaljo Raid, and Lepo Sumera.

Family Life

He lost his wife pianist Anna Kremer during World War II.

Associated With

He and Dmitri Shostakovich were both named People's Artist of the USSR during their careers.