Lev Oborin


Birthday September 11, 1907

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Russia

DEATH DATE Jan 5, 1974 (66)

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Musician who distinguished himself early on as the winner of the first International Chopin Piano Competition, which was held in 1927.

Before Fame

He attended the Moscow Conservatory in 1921, studying piano and composition.


He debuted numerous modern compositions, including Khachaturian, Myaskovsky, Prokofiev, Shebalin, and Shostakovich.

Family Life

His family was transient for most of his childhood, but he was enrolled in music school as soon as they established themselves in Moscow around 1914.

Associated With

He was taught by Konstantin Igumnov, who urged him to enter the First International Chopin Piano Competition.