Konstantin Igumnov


Konstantin Igumnov was born on May 1st, 1873 in Lebedyan, Russia and is the Pianist from Russia. Discover Konstantin Igumnov's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 74 years old.

Date of Birth
May 1, 1873
Place of Birth
Lebedyan, Russia
Death Date
Mar 24, 1948 (age 74)
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Composer, Music Pedagogue, Opinion Journalist, Pianist, University Teacher
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About Konstantin Igumnov


Igumnov studied under Nikolai Zverev, and at Moscow Conservatory under Alexander Siloti and Pavel Pabst. He took theory and composition courses from Sergei Taneyev, Anton Arensky and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov. In 1898-9 he was pianoforte teacher at the Tiflis music-school of the Russian Musical Society. From 1899 he was Professor at the Moscow Conservatory, where his life's work was carried out. He recorded 6 pieces on piano roll for the Welte-Mignon reproducing piano in 1910.

Among his many students were Arno Babajanian, Bolesław Kon, Naum Shtarkman, Elena Beckman-Shcherbina, Yakov Flier, Boris Berlin, Lev Oborin, Maria Grinberg, Andrzej Wasowski, Elena Laumenskienė, Ryszard Bakst, Tengiz Amirejibi, Anatoly Alexandrov, Bella Davidovich, Rosa Tamarkina, Issay Dobrowen, and Mariya Gambaryan.

Igumnov was evacuated to Yerevan, Armenia during the first half of 1940s. During those years he was teaching at the local Conservatory, where his 70th anniversary was widely celebrated.

A four-record (LP) set of Igumnov's recordings was issued by Melodiya on 33C 10-05519-26.

Honours and awards

  • Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1937)
  • People's Artist of the RSFSR (1941)
  • Order of Lenin (1945)
  • People's Artist of the USSR (1946)
  • Stalin Prize (1946)
  • Medal "For Valiant Labour in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
  • Medal "In Commemoration of the 800th Anniversary of Moscow"