Yampolsky, Abram (Ilyich)

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Yampolsky, Abram (Ilyich)

Yampolsky, Abram (Ilyich), distinguished Russian violin pedagogue, uncle of Izrail (Markovich) Yampolsky; b. Ekaterinoslav, Oct. 11, 1890; d. Moscow, Aug. 17, 1956. He studied violin with Korguyev at the St. Petersburg Cons, (graduated, 1913), and also received instruction in composition from Sokolov, Wihtol, and Steinberg. After teaching at the Ekaterinoslav music school (1913-20), he settled in Moscow, where he was concertmaster of the conductorless ensemble Persymfans (1922-32); was also prof. (1926-56) and chairman of the violin dept. (1936-56) at the Cons. Yampolsky was made a Doctor of Arts (1940). He was teacher and adviser to a number of prominent Soviet violinists, among them Kogan, Elizaveta Gilels, Grach, Zhuk, and Sitkovetsky.

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