Yevgeni Mravinsky

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St. Petersburg, Russia
Yeveni (Evgeni) Aleksandrovich Mravinsky was born on June 4, 1903, in St. Petersburg, Russia. his father, named Aleksandr Konstantinovich Mravinsky, belonged to the Russian Nobility and was a General to the Tsar Nicholas II. His mother, named Elizaveta Nikolaevna (nee Filkova), belonged to the landed Russian Gentry. The family was trilingual. Young Mravinsky received an excellent private education. From the age of 18 to 26 he was a concert-master pianist at the Vaganova Ballet school and an actor at the Mariinsky Opera House. He studied natural sciences at the St. Petersburg University for one year. Read more...