Lev Naumov

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Lev Nikolayevich Naumov (Russian: Лев Никола́евич Нау́мов; February 12, 1925, Rostov – August 21, 2005, Moscow) was a Russian classical pianist, composer and educator. Received a title of People's Artist of Russia and was nicknamed the "Godfather of the Russian piano school".[1]

Professor Naumov studied with the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus, becoming his assistant and eventually his successor. Naumov was a professor of piano at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and a jury member in many international competitions. Professor Naumov's studio produced some of the better-known pianists to emerge from Russia in the past 40 years. Among his students at different times were such pianists as Alexei Lubimov, Alexei Nasedkin, Vassily Lobanov, Andrej Hoteev,[2] Anna Malikova, Vladimir Viardo, Boris Petrushansky, Andrei Gavrilov, Andrey Diyev, Sergei Babayan, Lola Astanova, Alexei Sultanov, Vladimir Soultanov, Alexander Kobrin, Dong-Hyek Lim, Pavel Gintov, Alexander Tselyakov, Violetta Egorova, Nairi Grigorian, Rem Urasin and many others.


  1. ^ 88 notes pour piano solo, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, Neva Ed., 2015, p. 126. ISBN 978 2 3505 5192 0
  2. ^ Official biography

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