ELENA FABIANOVNA GNESINA (1874-1967), a Russian pianist and founder of Gnesin's School of Music; a sister of the composer Mikhail Gnesin.
She studied piano at the Moscow Conservatory under Vasily Safonov. She also had lessons from Ferruccio Busoni and Sergei Taneev. She graduated in 1893. In 1895 she established, with her sisters Evgenia and Maria, a private music school in Moscow, which became in 1926 the Gnesin State Musical College. Her students included the pianist Lev Oborin and the composer Aram Khachaturian. Amongst the teachers at the school were Mikhail Gnesin and Alexander Gretchaninov. She remained a senior administrator of the College until her death.
approx. 7,5x10,5 (18,5x26,5 cm) a diploma / honorary certificate from 1933, hand signed by Elena Gnesina - as the Head of Gnesin's School of Music; w/ horizontal and vertical folds RARE ITEM!
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