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Maxim Shostakovich (Conductor)

Maxim Dmitriyevich Shostakovich is a Soviet, Russian and American conductor and pianist. He is the second child of the composer Dmitri Shostakovich and Nina Varzar. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1978).

Since 1975, he has conducted and popularised many of his father's lesser-known works.

He was educated at the Moscow and Leningrad Conservatories where he studied with Igor Markevitch and Otto-Werner Muellerbefore becoming principal conductor of the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra.

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