(b Bezhiza, 1924; d S. Francisco, 1993).
Russ. pianist, teacher, and composer. Won 1st prize 1950 at Leipzig Bach bicentennial fest. Teacher at Moscow Cons. 1959–65, prof. from 1965. Shostakovich wrote his 24 Preludes and Fugues (1950–1) for her: she gave f.p. 1952. Brit. début Leeds 1984 (on jury Leeds pf. comp. and gave recital there). London début 1986. Salzburg Fest. début 1987. NY début 1993 (aged almost 70!). Comps. incl. syms., 2 pf. concs., pf. quintet, 24 studies for pf., and songs.