Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Born: 4th November 1924, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Died: 17th December 1982, Mytishchi
Leonid Borisovich Kogan was a preeminent Soviet violinist during the 20th century. Many consider him to be among the greatest violinists of the 20th century. In particular, he is considered to have been one of the greatest representatives of the Soviet School of violin playing.