Gakkel Leonid Evgenyevich
Born January 27, 1936 in Leningrad into a family of the theatrical
director Gakkel E.G.
Graduated from the Leningrad Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in piano-playing and then
finished his PhD on "History and Theory of piano-playing".
Doctor of Art Criticism Professor of the St.-Petersburg Conservatory.
Author of the books and pubticistic works in History of piano- playing, and in actual problems
of modern musical life.
Often works for radio and television, and in newspapers in Moscow and St.-Petersburg.
Member of the Union of Composers.
Honourary Russian Worker of Arts., an Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts.
Married with two children.