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First Name: Ivan
Last Name: Pushechnikov
Bio: Ivan Pushechnikov was born in Kharkov, Russia, in 1918, and graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1944. For fifty years he taught at the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, from which he only recently retired. As a teacher of many generations of Russian oboists, he became one of the nation's most important pedagogues. His numerous musical publications include technical studies, methods, and etudes still in use by oboists all over the world today. Pushechnikov has also been a prominent judge and adjudicator on the juries of major oboe competitions during his many years as an oboe performer and teacher.
Source: Double Reed 21/2 (1998)