The doyen of Russia’s violin teachers has died

The venerable Maya Glezarova, professor of violin at the Moscow Conservatoire, has died at the age of 92.

Her pupils included Boris Brovtsyn, Tatiana Grindenko, Liana Gourdjia, Vladimir Ivanov, Pavel Kogan, Karen Shakhgaldyan, Mikhail Kopelman, Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Yuri Torchinsky, Tatiana Samuel and many more.

For the first half of her teaching life she was assistant to Yuri Yankelevich at his studio in the Conservatoire. On his death in 1973 she was given her own class, but it was 1990 before she was named professor.

She was was still seeing students at home this year.

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