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First Name: Ivan
Last Name: Pushetchnikov
Bio: Ivan Pushetchnikov (oboe) is one of the former USSR's leading oboists. He presented a series of "International Advanced Classes in Oboe Artistry" dedicated to the memory of Sergei Rachmaninoff, from July 25 to August 10, 1992, at the Rachmaninoff College of Music, Tambov, Russia. Ivan Pushetchnikov was born in Kharkov and studied at the Moscow Conservatory with N. Nazarov and N. Soloduev. For twenty years he has been soloist in the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra working with Evgeny Svetlanov, Kiril Kondrashin, and other leading conductors. When the Gnessin Musical Institute was founded, he was offered a professorship there. His reputation as a teacher rests with his students' success: more than a hundred soloists and laureates of national and world contests, among them V. Elston, A. Lubimov, and E. Njepalo, have studied with him. He has participated as juror in oboe competitions in Munich, Geneva, Prague, and Budapest.
Source: The Double Reed 15/3 (Winter 1992)