Svyatoslav Nikolaevich Knushevitsky ( December 24, 1907 [ January 6, 1908 ], Petrovsk, Saratov Province - February 19, 1963 , Moscow ) - Soviet cellist , professor at the Moscow Conservatory . Laureate of the Stalin Prize of the third degree ( 1950 ). Honored Artist of the RSFSR ( 1956 ) 
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In 1923 he entered the Moscow Conservatory in the class of Semyon Kozolupov , after graduation he became the accompanist of the cello group in the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra , occupied this place until 1943 . After winning the First All-Union Competition of Performing Musicians in 1933, he began his career as a solo and chamber musician.
In the 1940s, he began performing in the ensemble with the pianist Lev Oborin and violinist David Oistrakh . Soon their trio became world famous, in 1958 the first performance of this ensemble abroad took place in London . Among their most famous recordings are all the piano trios of Schubert and Beethoven , as well as the latter’s Triple Concerto.
Knushevitsky's performance was distinguished by the melodious sound of the instrument and high virtuosity. The solo concerts of the musician took place in Austria, Germany and other European countries, a great interest of the public was caused by his performance at the Pablo Casals festival, held in Puerto Rico .
Knushevitsky was the first performer of the restored version of the Variations on the theme of Rococo Tchaikovsky , published in 1956 . The cello concerts of Myaskovsky , Khachaturian , Gliere , Vasilenko are dedicated to the musician. Since 1942, Knushevitsky taught at the Moscow Conservatory (since 1950 - professor, in 1954-1959 the head of the department of cello and double bass).
S.N. Knushevitsky died in Moscow on February 19, 1963 . He was buried at the Novodevichy cemetery  .
- Order of the Red Banner of Labor (12.28.1946)
- medal "For Labor Valor" (07/09/1954)
- The elder brother is the composer and conductor Viktor Nikolaevich Knushevitsky .
- First wife: Elena Pavlovna Lapisova - doctor.
- Son - Arseny Svyatoslavovich Lapisov, cellist, music editor of Mosfilm, worked with prominent Soviet film directors Rollan Bykov, Eldar Ryazanov and others. Grandson Arseny Svyatoslavovich - cellist Sergei Suvorov (1984), soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonic Party representing a new generation of Russian musicians. Permanent participant of the International cello festival-biennale "Offering Knushevitsky"
- Second wife: Irina Semenovna Kozolupova (1910-1993), daughter of S. M. Kozolupov and cousin of M. L. Rostropovich (on the mother's side), aunt G. I. Rerberg (son of Galina Kozolupova’s sister), pianist, teacher at the Moscow Conservatory .
- Son - Igor Svyatoslavovich Knushevitsky (November 28, 1932 - July 16, 2016), cellist.
- Third wife: Natalia Dmitrievna Shpiller (1909-1995), Soviet opera singer (lyrical soprano), teacher, musical and public figure, one of the representatives of the Golden Era of the Bolshoi Theater .
- Daughter - Maria Svyatoslavovna Knushevitskaya (b.1933), actress of the Moscow Academic Theater. Moscow City Council .
Since 2012, the International Cello Competition named after S. N. Knushevitsky has been held in Saratov  . The organizing committee of the competition is headed by the rector of the Moscow Conservatory Alexander Sokolov . The competition is held in two age categories - the youngest group (juniors) up to 18 years old and the oldest group (signora) from 18 to 26 years old. Auditions are held in the Saratov Regional Philharmonic named after A. Schnittke .
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- Knushevitsky Svyatoslav Nikolaevich // Great Soviet Encyclopedia : [in 30 vol.]
- Ginzburg, 1974 .
- Grave of S.N. Knushevitsky at the Novodevichy Cemetery
- To the competition to them. Knushevitsky in Saratov filed 53 applications
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