Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff

Russian Piano Prodigy

The Top Pick for the Polar Music Prize

- Russian Pianist, Conductor and Composer (April 1, 1873- March 28, 1943)

- Composer of the late Romantic era

Major achievements:

- One of the highest paid concert pianists of the 1930's

- His compositions are featured in many movies

- Was able to memorize thousands of pieces of music quickly

S. Rachmaninov : Prelude op. 23 no. 5 in G minor (Berezovsky)
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Sergei Rachmaninoff was a radical musician of the late Romantic era. His talents allowed him to flee Soviet Russia and start a new life for his family in America. He deserves this award because his virtuoso piano skills are unmatched. Rachmaninoff used his talents to give amazing concerts and made a lot of money. He spent his income by generously helping out his friends and donating to deserving causes.

Fun Fact: Sergei really liked fast cars and received more than one speeding ticket.

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