Shafran, Daniel (Borisovich)

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Shafran, Daniel (Borisovich)

Shafran, Daniel (Borisovich), remarkable Russian cellist; b. Petrograd, Jan. 13, 1923. He studied cello with his father, Boris Shafran, who was an eminent cellist. He received first prize at the 1937 All-Union competition for string players in Moscow, then continued his training with Alexander Stirmer at the Leningrad Cons. (graduated, 1950), winning the Prague International Cello Competition (1950). He played through Russia, and later made tours throughout the world with great success. In 1955 he was made a People’s Artist of the R.S.F.S.R.


I. Yampolsky, D. S. (Moscow, 1973).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire