Konstantin Nicolayevich Igumnov (Russian: Константи́н Никола́евич Игу́мнов; May 1 [O.S. April 19], 1873, Lebedyan, Tambov Governorate, – March 24, 1948) was a Russian pianist and the teacher of many Russian pianists.
Igumnov studied under Nikolai Zverev, and at Moscow Conservatory under Alexander Siloti and Pavel Pabst. He took theory and composition courses from Sergei Taneyev, Anton Arensky and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov. In 1898-9 he was pianoforte teacher at the Tiflis music-school of the Russian Music Society. From 1899 he was Professor at the Moscow Conservatory, where his life's work was carried out.
Among his many students were Bolesław Kon, Naum Shtarkman, Elena Beckman-Scherbina, Yakov Flier, Lev Oborin, Maria Grinberg, Andrzej Wasowski, Ryszard Bakst, Tengiz (Gizi) Amirejibi, Anatoly Nikolayevich Alexandrov, Natalia Satina (wife of Rachmaninoff), Aleksandr Iokheles, Bella Davidovich, Rosa Tamarkina, and the conductor Issay Dobrowen.
Honours and awards
- A. Eaglefield-Hull, A Dictionary of Modern Music and Musicians (Dent, London 1924).
- J. Methuen-Campbell, Chopin Playing from the Composer to the Present Day (Gollancz, London 1981).
- Methuen-Campbell 1981, 136, n.
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