A pupil of leading conductor Natan Rakhlin, Anatoly
Tikhonov gives all his creative energy to furthering
Russian folk instrument performance and teaching
young musicians. Among his students are artists of merit,
leaders of higher educational institutions, conductors and
creators of professional folk music instrument orchestras.
As an Honoured Artist of Merit, professor, Dean of the
Folk Instrument Department, and conductor of the Students
Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra, Anatoly Tikhonov
is well known in his active work in musical society, as an
honoured jury member, and chair of many competitions
and music festivals. He has repeatedly performed with
the Folk Instrument Orchestra in various cities throughout
Russia. Anatoly Tikhonov has given a rebirth to parlour
music on the concert stage through the sound of folk instruments.