Soviet Violinist Elizabeth Gilels Born On This Day in 1919 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violinist Elizabeth Gilels was born on this day in 1919

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Elizabeth Gilels Birthday

Soviet violinist Elizabeth Gilels was born on this day in 1919.

A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Ms Gilels was a former prize winner at the Ysaye International Violin Competition – and served a long-term teaching position on faculty at the Moscow Conservatory.

She was married to legendary violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan, is the sister of eminent pianist Emil Gilels – and the mother of pianist Nina Kogan and violinist and conductor Pavel Kogan.

ELIZABETH GILELS & LEONID KOGAN | LECLAIR | SONATA FOR 2 VIOLINS IN C MAJOR | 1963

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