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Moskva, Russian Federation (1907 – 1974)

Lev Nikolayevich Oborin (Russian: Лев Николаевич Оборин, Lev Nikolaevič Oborin; Moscow, 11 November 1907 – 5 January 1974) was a Russian pianist. He was the winner of the first International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in 1927.

The family moved a lot during his early childhood. When they settled down in Moscow in 1914, he was sent to music school. He studied with Yelena Gnessin, a pupil of Ferruccio Busoni. At the same time, he studied composition with Alexander Gretchaninov and achieved… read more

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