Rodion Shchedrin

Soviet and Russian composer and pianist

Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin (Russian: Родио́н Константи́нович Щедри́н, Rodion Konstantinovič Ščedrin, born December 16, 1932 in Moscow) is a Russian composer and pianist.

Rodion Shchedrin with his wife, Maya Plisetskaya, in 2009

He won many awards such as the Lenin (1984), USSR State Prize (1972) and the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1992). He is a former member of the Interregional Deputy Group (1989–1991).

Shchedrin was married to Russian ballet dancer Maya Plisetskaya from 1958 until her death in 2015.

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