Dimitri Tiomkin(1894-1979), Russian/American composer and pianist, studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. After the Russian Revolution he went to Berlin and continued his study. He toured US as a pianist in 1925 and 1928. In 1929 he moved to Hollywood where he composed scores for film music and continued to tour as a concert pianist. He composed mainly film scores - Lost Horizon, It's a Wonderfull Life, High Noon, The Alamo etc.