Sergei Rachmaninoff(1873-1943), Russian composer, pianist and conductor. He studied piano from his mother, then entered the St. Petersburg Conservatory and Moscow Conservatory. He began conducting in Russia in 1891, then conducted in London. In 1904 he was appointed as a conductor of Bolshoi Theatre. In 1907 he left Russia due to Revolution and never returned to Russia, settled in US and France. He toured as a piano virtuoso in US and Europe. He composed 3 symphonies, 3 piano concertos, orchestral music, and piano pieces.