Mstislav Rostropovich date of birth:

March 27, 1927

How old was Mstislav Rostropovich when died?

80

Where was Mstislav Rostropovich born?

Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR

When did Mstislav Rostropovich die?

April 27, 2007

How tall is Mstislav Rostropovich?

5' 7" (170 cm)

What is Mstislav Rostropovich nationality?

Polish

What is Mstislav Rostropovich's occupation?

cellist, conductor

Short Biography

Mstislav Leopoldovich "Slava" Rostropovich, KBE (Russian: Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич, Mstislav Leopol'dovič Rostropovič, March 27, 1927 – April 27, 2007), was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He is considered to be one of the greatest cellists ever to have lived. In addition to his interpretations and technique, he was well known for both inspiring and commissioning new works, which enlarged the cello repertoire more than any cellist before or since. He gave the premieres of over 100 pieces, forming long-standing friendships and artistic partnerships with composers including Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Henri Dutilleux, Witold Lutosławski, Olivier Messiaen, Luciano Berio, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alfred Schnittke, Norbert Moret, Andreas Makris and Benjamin Britten.