Russian pianist and teacher Dmitry Bashkirov died today at the age of 90, Queen Sofia School of Music in Madrid announced. The cause of death of the musician has not been reported.

Dmitry Bashkirov was born on November 1, 1931 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He graduated from the music school in Tbilisi, then he left to continue his studies in Moscow.

As a pedagogue at the Moscow Conservatory (and later at the Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid as well as at the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein), he taught many internationally renowned artists such as Arcadi Volodos, Dmitri Alexeev, Jonathan Gilad, Boris Bloch, Luis Fernando Pérez, Dang Thai Son, Nikolai Demidenko, Elena Bashkirova, Kirill Gerstein, Denis Kozhukhin, Eldar Nebolsin, Vestard Simkus, David Kadouch, Jong Hwa Park, Plamena Mangova, and many others.

Bashkirov had a daughter, Elena Bashkirova, who is married to Daniel Barenboim.

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