Sergei Taneyev(1856-1915), Russian composer, pianist, teacher of composition, music theorist and author. He studied piano at the Moscow Conservatory with Nikolai Rubinstein and composition with Tchaikovsky. He won several competitions at the Conservatory and was well-known for his interpretations of J. S. Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. In March 1876 he toured Russia with violinist Leopold Auer. He was the soloist in the premieres of Tchaikovsky's all three Piano Concertos. He composed 4 symphonies, 9 string quartets, and otherchamber music pieces.