Soviet Violinist Elizabeth Gilels Died On This Day in 2008 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born violinist and pedagogue Elizabeth Gilels died on this day in 2008 - aged 88

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Elizabeth Gilels Birthday

Soviet-born violinist and pedagogue Elizabeth Gilels died on this day in 2008 – aged 88.

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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