Saturday, January 30, 2016

RIP Georgy Firtich

Georgy Firtich, Russian composer and pianist, dead at 77.

Georgy Ivanovich Firtich/Георгий Иванович Фиртич] was born on October 20, 1938, in Pskov and died on January 27, 2016. He was a Soviet and Russian composer, jazz pianist and a professor at Herzen University. Firstich received an honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation.

It was received his from the School of Music by Rimsky-Korsakov (class composition) and Saint Petersburg Conservatory (1962, class of Yuri Balkashin and Boris Arapov).

He was still studying when he started performing as a pianist, in his school years with the performance of the classics and his own compositions, and in school as a jazz singer.

When he attended the undergraduate conservatory he began writing for film (in this area he worked for almost 40 years). In 1962, Georgy Firtich joined the Union Composers of USSR. As of 1994, he lead the ACM (Association for Contemporary Music), the Union of Composers of St. Petersburg.

Georgy Firtich died January 27, 2016 in St. Petersburg at 77 years of age.

FIRTICH, G. (Georgiy Ivanovich Firtich)
Born: 10/20/1938, Pskov, Russia, U.S.S.R.
Died: 1/27/2016, St. Petersburg, Russia

Georgy Firtich’s western – composer:
Armed and Dangerous - 1977

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