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Sviatoslav Belonogov is a Russian violist who is active in Tenerife, where he is mainly the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife's viola soloist. He is also a viola d'amore player. In 1988 he won the USSR National Viola Competition, and one year later was engaged by the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation, where he was the viola soloist - a chair he left to sign for the Russian National Orchestra as it was founded. More information...


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    • Rudolf Borisovich Barshai is a Soviet/Russian conductor and violist. Barshai studied at the Moscow Conservatory under Lev Tseitlin and Vadim Borisovsky. Barshai performed as a soloist as well as together with Sviatoslav Richter and David Oistrakh, and as a member of a trio with Mstislav Rostropovich and Leonid Kogan. He won numerous Soviet and international competitions. He was the founding violist of the Borodin Quartet in 1945 and was a member until 1953.
    • Yuri Abramovich Bashmet is a leading Russian conductor and violist.
    • Mitrofan Petrovich Belyayev was a Russian music publisher, outstanding philanthropist, and the owner of a large wood dealership enterprise in Russia. He was also the founder of the Belyayev circle, a society of musicians in Russia whose members included Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Glazunov and Anatoly Lyadov. His surname is often transliterated as Belaieff or Belayev. Belyayev was the son of a rich Russian wood dealer and large land owner and of a Swedish mother.
    • Michael Kugel is a Russian viola player and composer.
    • Vadim Vasilyevich Borisovsky was a Russian violist. Born in Moscow, Borisovsky entered Moscow Conservatory in 1917 studying the violin with Mikhail Kress. A year later, on the advice of violist Vladimir Bakaleinikov, Borisovsky turned his attentions to the viola. He studied with Bakaleinikov and graduated in 1922. Borisovsky became Professor of Viola at the conservatory in 1927. Between 1922 and 1923, Borisovsky and colleagues from the Moscow Conservatory formed the Beethoven Quartet.
    • Fyodor Serafimovich Druzhinin, also Fedor, was a Russian violist, composer and music teacher. Druzhinin studied viola at the Moscow Central Music School with Nikolai Sokolov (1944–1950) and at the Moscow Conservatory with Vadim Borisovsky (1950–1957). In 1957, he won first place at the All-Union Competition of Musicians in Moscow. He replaced Borisovsky as violist of the Beethoven Quartet in 1964. From 1980, Druzhinin was the head of the viola department at the Moscow Conservatory.






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