Era: 20th Century
Sergei Prokofiev was a 20th century Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. He composed in a wide range of genres including symphonies, concertos, film, opera, and ballet. Trained at the conservatory in St. Petersburg, he was quick to earn the respect of his teachers and was awarded the Anton Rubinstein Prize for performing his own composition, The Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major. He was inspired by the other art of the day such as the work of the Russian poets and the paintings of Picasso and Cezanne. He became involved composing music for the Russian ballet. Famous works include: Peter and the Wolf and Romeo and Juliet.