Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a  russian composer of the romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. According to UNESCO - P.I. Tchaikovsky is the most performed composer in the world, every few minutes in some part of the planet his music is playing. Tchaikovsky's Legacy is represented by different genres: ten operas, three ballets, seven symphonies, 104 romances and a number of other works. His work is an extremely valuable contribution to the world music culture.
 He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States. He was honored in 1884 by Emperor Alexander III, and awarded a lifetime pension. Tchaikovsky wrote many works that are popular with the classical music public, including his Romeo and Juliet, the 1812 Overture, his three ballets (The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty) and Marche Slav. In 1892 Tchaikovsky was voted a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in France, only the second Russian subject to be so honored (the first was sculptor Mark Antokolski). In 1893 the University of Cambridge in England awarded Tchaikovsky an honorary Doctor of Music degree.

"Portrait of Pyotr Tchaikovsky"

Author Rinat Kuramshin

Mariinsky Theater

«Ballet Swan lake»

Аuthor Rinat Kuramshin

The estate of P. Tchaikovsky. Klin

«Dancer in a Swan costume»
Author Rinat Kuramshin