Zhanneta Metallidi

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Zhanneta Lazarevna Metallidi (born 1 June 1934) is a Russian composer and music educator. She was born in Leningrad, and studied with Galina Ustvol'skaya in Leningrad and with Orest Alexandrovich Yevlakhov at the Leningrad Conservatory.

After completing her education, Metallidi worked at the Leningrad Drama Institute as an accompanist and began composing incidental music for plays. In 1960 she took a position teaching at a children's music school and began to compose in other genres.[1][2]


Metallidi composes for orchestra, chamber ensemble and chorus. She is noted for children's music. Selected works include:

  • Tarakanishche (The cockroach), opera, 1992
  • Strana (Valyay forsi!) (The country (Swagger, Go Ahead)), musical, 1989
  • Siuita, 1975
  • Romances, song cycle, 1973
  • Smeyantsi, cantata for children's chorus, percussion, piano, 1981


  1. ^ Dees, Pamela Youngdahl (2004). A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers: Women born after 1900. 
  2. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). ISBN 9780393034875. Retrieved 11 January 2011.