Gratch (b. 1930) is well known as violinist, violist, conductor
and pedagogue. He is a People’s Artist of the USSR (1991). He is
one of the last students of children’s violin pedagogue P. Stolyarsky.
He completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the Moscow
State Conservatoire where he studied with Professors A. I. Yampolsky
and D. F. Oystrakh.
Since 1953 Eduard Gratch has been a soloist with the
All-Russian Concert Tour Union (since 1965 Mosconcert); and since
1975 a soloist with the Moscow Philharmo nic. He is a laureate of
international competitions in Budapest, Paris and Moscow. He was
awarded third prize at the M. Long — Z. Tibo International Competition
Eduard Gratch is a professor at the Moscow Conservatoire.
His students are prize-winners of various inter national competitions,
including the Tchaikovsky Competition (Egor Gretchishni kov, 1995).
He is jury member and chair at many international competitions,
and holds concerts and master-classes throughout countries such
as Germany, France, Slovakia, China, and others.