Tikotsky, Yevgeny Karlovich [Tsikotsky, Yawhen Karlavich]
- L.M. Butir
(b St Petersburg, 14/Dec 26, 1893; d Minsk, Nov 23, 1970). Belarusian composer of Polish origin. His systematic music education was limited to private studies of the piano and theory with Volkova-Bonch-Bruyevich in St Petersburg (1912–14); in composition he was largely self-taught. He began to compose at the age of 14 (a symphony and some operas on Russian literary subjects), consulting with his friend the composer Deshevov. At his father's insistence he entered the St Petersburg Psychoneurological Institute in ...