Sergei M. Slonimsky

Composer, music and public figure, journalist, professor of Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1978), People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1987), laureate of the Glinka State Prize of the RSFSR (1983), laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation (2002), Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. Author of 8 operas, 3 ballets, cinema music, 34 symphonies, and a large number of orchestral, choral, chamber and piano music.