Lev Conus

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Konus (far left) with Anton Arensky and two other classmates from the Moscow Conservatory: Nikita Morozov and Sergei Rachmaninoff

Lev Eduardovich Conus (Russian: Лев Эдуа́рдович Коню́с, Lev Eduárdovič Konyús) (1871–1944) was a Russian pianist, music educator, and composer. A brother of the composers Georgi Conus and Julius Conus, he studied together with Sergei Rachmaninoff in Anton Arensky's advanced composition class and served as chief professor of piano at the Moscow Conservatory until 1918. Leaving the Soviet Union for Paris in 1921, he subsequently taught at the city's Russian Conservatory, before finally moving to the United States in 1935. He taught in Cincinnati until his death at the age of 73.