Anna Artobolevskaya

Анна Даниловна Артоболевская

4 October 1905 - 2 May 1988

Born in Kiev, Artobolevskaya studied with Vladimir Puchalsky and Polina Yarovaya at the Kiev Conservatory, graduating in 1924. She then studied at the Leningrad Conservatory with Maria Yudina, graduating in 1930.

From 1944 she taught at Moscow's Central Music School. Among her many students were Alexei Nasedkin, Alexei Lubimov, Valery Pyasetsky, Margarita Kravchenko, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexei Golovin, Yuri Rozum, Lubov Timofeyeva, and composer Sergei Slonimsky.

She has written a memoir on Maria Yudina, and several popular books for children.

She's a much-loved legend in the history of Russian piano teaching.

Young Anna (née Karpeka) with her teachers Vladimir Puchalsky and Polina Yarovaya in Kiev, 1923

Teaching Alexei Nasedkin

Guiding the hands of pianist and teacher Valery Pyasetsky (also shown below).

with Alexei Nasedkin (left), Alexei Lubimov (first row), Alexei Golovin (right) and Margarita Kravchenko (far right)

with Vladimir Ovchinnikov