This Day in History: 1980-06-17

Georgy Orvid, Ukranian trumpeter, cavalry trumpeter during the Civil War of Russia, premiered the Schelokov trumpet concerto in 1928, played in the Kiev Opera-Ballet Theater Orchestra, member of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra (eventually as principal), first prize in the All-Union Wind Players’ Competition, professor at the Moscow Conservatory, introduced high-pitched trumpets to Soviet students, died in Moscow, Russia.

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