BERLIN Valentin( Russian cellist and teacher)
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BERLIN, Valentin (p. 1925), Russian cellist and teacher. Born in Irkutsk, January 19, 1925. As a child he studied violin with his father, who was a pupil LS Auer. In Moscow, he graduated from the Central Music School in the class EM Gendlin (1941), then the Moscow Conservatory (1947) and graduate of the State Music Pedagogical Institute. Gnesinyh (1952) for cello SM Kozolupova. In 1944 it was one of the organizers of the student string quartet, . who in 1946 joined the Moscow Philharmonic, . and in 1955 was named Quartet Borodin and later became one of the leading local chamber ensembles (composition: R. Dubinsky, . J. Alexandrov, . DV Shebalin, . VA Berlin),
. Berlin - the only member of the quartet, playing in it since its foundation (of the 2001: R. Aharonian, A. Abramenkov, I. Naydin, W. Berlin), from 2000 he - President of the Foundation Quartet. Borodin. Toured with the quartet in more than 50 countries. Since 1947 lecturer cello and chamber ensemble Musical College of. Ippolitov-Ivanov, 1970 - Russia Academy of Music. Gnesinyh (since 1980 Professor). Trained a number of quartet groups, among them Russia a string quartet, 'Dominant Quartet', 'Veronika Quartet' (working in the U.S.), Quartet. Rachmaninov (Sochi), 'Romantic-quartet', the Moscow Quartet, 'Astana-quartet' (Kazakhstan), 'Moza-art-quartet' (Saratov). Organizer and chairman of the jury Quartet. Shostakovich (Leningrad - Moscow, 1979), artistic director of the International Festival of Arts. Sakharov in Nizhny Novgorod (1992). In 1974 he was awarded the title of 'People's Artist of the RSFSR'. Winner of State Prize of the RSFSR. Glinka (1968), the USSR State Prize (1986), premiums Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod (both - 1997). Since 2001, is president of the Foundation of. Tchaikovsky.