|Vasily Lebedev (1867-1907)
Vasily Lebedev (1867-1907) - an outstanding Russian virtuoso guitarist for 6 and 7-string guitars, and teacher. Born in Kanyatovske, Samara province, in 1867. Pupil of the famous Russian guitarist JF Decker-Schenk (1825-1899). Successful concerts in St. Petersburg and other Russian cities. In 1900 he performed with the orchestra of Russian folk instruments Vladimir Andreev - The Great Russian Orchestra - at the Paris World's Fair. Press noted the great success of the artist. Lebedev was the first performer in the Russian guitar part in the Quartet for Guitar, Violin, Viola and Cello Paganini. He taught at St. Petersburg in public school music Pedagogical Museum and in parts of the military district.
Lebedev - the author of "School for 7-string guitars" (1904), a collection of "50 Little Russian and Russian folk songs," many transcriptions, treatments Gypsy.
He died in St. Petersburg, February 8, 1907