Conus, Sergei , Russian-American pianist and composer, son of Julius Conus; b. Moscow, Oct. 18, 1902. He studied music with his father and his uncle, Leo Conus, and with Oskar Riesemann. In 1920 he went to Paris, where he studied piano with Cortot and Philipp; then lived in Serbia, Bulgaria, and Poland. He was again in France from 1937 to 1949, and in Morocco from 1949 to 1959. He then settled in America, where he taught piano at the Boston Cons. His compositions are mostly for piano (24 preludes, many miniatures, a concerto); he also wrote a Sym. His style is characteristically Russian, closely resembling that of Rachmaninoff.
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