Rodion Shchedrin

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Rodion Shchedrin with his wife, Maya Plisetskaya, in 2009

Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin (Russian: Родио́н Константи́нович Щедри́н, Rodion Konstantinovič Ščedrin, born December 16, 1932 in Moscow) is a Russian composer and pianist.

He won many awards such as the Lenin (1984), USSR State Prize (1972) and the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1992). He is a former member of the Interregional Deputy Group (1989–1991).

Shchedrin was married to Russian ballet dancer Maya Plisetskaya from 1958 until her death in 2015.

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