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Fyodor Druzhinin (Composer)
Born: 6th April 1932, Moscow, Russia
Died: 1st July 2007, Moscow, Russia
Fyodor Serafimovich Druzhinin, also Fedor, was a Soviet violist, composer and music teacher.
Druzhinin studied viola at the Moscow Central Music School with Nikolai Sokolov (1944–1950) and at the Moscow Conservatory with Vadim Borisovsky (1950–1957). In 1957, he won first place at the All-Union Competition of Musicians in Moscow. He replaced Borisovsky as violist of the Beethoven Quartet in 1964.
From 1980, Druzhinin was the head of the viola department at the Moscow Conservatory.