Among Russia’s greatest concert pianists. He centered on the Romantic-Era design and was honored the People’s Musician from the USSR Prize in 1966. He and Emil Gilels had been constant competition. Giles claimed initial prize on the 1938 Queen Elizabeth worldwide competition in Brussels where Flier stated third award. He educated many upcoming piano greats during his tenure teaching on the Moscow Conservatory. Some of his learners had been Rodion Shchedrin, Mikhail Rudy, and MÅ«za RubackytÄ His family members was surviving in Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Russia, when he was created. He was mentored by Konstantin Igumnov while participating in the Moscow Conservatory.