|Vasily Yashnev (1879 – 1962)
Vasily Yashnev (1879-1962) - Russian musician, guitarist, teacher, composer, social activist. He was born on December 31, 1879 in St. Petersburg. In his youth, taught himself to play the guitar. In his younger years, has written several songs that are issued in the private press and performed at concerts. Lacking knowledge of music theory sought the advice of Professor N. St. Petersburg Conservatory Sokolov, who, seeing his compositions advised to enroll in the conservatory. In 1913, VI Yashnevo graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory in composition. His teachers were N. Rimsky-Korsakov, AK Glazunov, NA Falcons. As a composer, Yashnev created opera "Hard Times", symphonic poems, piano pieces and songs. Enthusiastically engaged in guitar began in 1926 under the influence of game A. Segovia. Consulted Peter Isakov. He taught at the Third Leningrad music college and the Palace of Pioneers. Among his students - L. Andronov (he was beginning training), V. Belilnikov, L. Siedlce, B. Pavlov, E. Assumption and others.
In the image on the right: A. Segovia with VI Yashnevo and his students
Right from Segovia - Ville Belilnikov the left - Liliana Sedletskaya, for Segovia is Vasily Yashnevo.
Leningrad, the hotel "Europe", 1936