Konstantin Igumnov

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Birthday
1, 1873
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Mar 24, 1948 (74)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
1, 1873
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Mar 24, 1948 (74)

About

Acclaimed musician whose teaching career influenced many notable Russian pianists, including Natalia Satina, Sergei Rachmaninoff's wife.

Before Fame

He was a student at the Moscow Conservatory where he studied with famed pianists Alexander Siloti and Pavel Pabst.

Trivia

He was appointed a professor at the Moscow Conservatory in 1899, where he remained for the rest of his career.

Family Life

His talents were recognized by his family while he was still a young man, and he began studies with the revered teacher of Rachmaninoff, Nikolai Zverev.

Associated With

He was honored with the Order of Lenin, the Soviet Union's highest decoration, which was named after Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.