Legend among structure teachers. He founded the Tartu College of Structure and trained on the Tallinn Conservatory from 1940 until 1970. He researched violin as a kid and performed being a soloist when he reached his teenagers. He continuing to pursue violin research on the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. He trained upcoming notables Eduard Tubin, Kaljo Raid, and Lepo Sumera. He dropped his wife pianist Anna Kremer during Globe Battle II. He and Dmitri Shostakovich had been both called People’s Artist from the USSR throughout their careers.