Kogan, Leonid

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Kogan, Leonid (b Dnepropetrovsk, 1924; d Mytishcha, nr. Moscow, 1982). Ukrainian-born violinist. Début Moscow 1941. London début 1955; Amer. début 1958; Salzburg Fest. début 1966. On staff Moscow Cons. from 1952 (prof. 1963, head of vn. dept. 1969). First Soviet violinist to play and record Berg conc. In trio with Gilels (pf.) and Rostropovich (vc.).