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Composer, Saint Petersburg Conservatoire composition department professor, member of the Russian Academy of Education, People’s Artist of Russia, State Prize Laureate, and Komandorski Cross Cavalier — a decoration for service from the Republic of Poland.

He is author of the operas “Virineya”, The Master and Margarita”, “Maria Stewart”, “Hamlet”, The Vision of Ivan the Terrible”; the ballets “Ikar” and “Princessa Pirlipat”; eleven symphonies; numerous vocal, chamber-instrumental, symphonic and choral compositions; music for the films “Shkid Republic” and “Intervention”; and works for piano. In May 2005 the Mariinsky Theatre premiered Slonimsky’s ballet production of E.T. Hoffman’s “Magical Nut”, with libretto and staging by Mikhail Shemyakhin.