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Lomakin, Gavriil Yakimovich (1812 - 1885). A musician

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LOMAKIN, Gavriil Yakimovich (Ioakimovich) (1812 – 1885, Gatchina Town), choirmaster, conductor, composer, teacher. He was a son of a serf. In 1811 he was taken to St.Petersburg and joined Count D.M. Sheremetev’s choir. Lomakin was a choir leader in the period 1835-72. In 1862 Lomakin together with M.A. Balakirev founded a free musical school in St.Petersburg, he was its first head teacher and gave choir and theory classes. He taught at the Court Choir, Corps of Pages, Smolny Institute and also in musical classes at the Russian Musical Society (he was a member of its management). Lomakin was an author of several pieces of religious music and he also composed love songs, choruses, folk songs arrangement. In 1867 he bought a small estate in Gatchina Town (at present this place is occupied by a building of Gatchina Town children’s musical school named after M.M. Ippolitiov-Ivanov). Living in Gatchina Town, Lomakin took part in activities of a musical club under the guidance of S.A. Zaitsev, a composer and a teacher at Gatchina Town Orphanage. He was buried in Gatchina Town Cemetery.

Kruzhnov, Yuri Nikolayevich

Balakirev, Mily Alekseyevich
Lomakin, Gavriil Yakimovich (Ioakimovich)
Sheremetev, Dmitry Nikolayevich, Count
Zaytsev, Sergey Aleksandrovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town

Локшин Д. Л. Выдающиеся русские хоры и их дирижеры. М., 1953
Гатчина: Страницы истории /Сост. Т.Ф.Родионова.-СПб.: «Издат. дом Герда», 2001.-207 с.: ил.

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Gatchina children music school named after M.M. Ippolitov-Ivanov