Yakov Flier

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Birthday
21, 1912
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Dec 18, 1977 (65)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1912
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Dec 18, 1977 (65)

About

One of Russia's greatest concert pianists. He focused on the Romantic-Era style and was awarded the People's Artist of the USSR Award in 1966.

Before Fame

He and Emil Gilels were constant competitors. Giles claimed first prize at the 1938 Queen Elizabeth international contest in Brussels where Flier claimed third prize.

Trivia

He trained many future piano greats during his tenure teaching at the Moscow Conservatory. A few of his students were Rodion Shchedrin, Mikhail Rudy, and MÅ«za RubackytÄ

Family Life

His family was residing in Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Russia, when he was born.

Associated With

He was mentored by Konstantin Igumnov while attending the Moscow Conservatory.