About Albert Coates
Albert Coates (23 April 1882 –11 December 1953) was an Anglo-Russian conductor and composer.
Coates was born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, the youngest of seven sons of an English father and a Russian mother. He learned the violin, cello and piano as a child. From 12, he was raised in England, and studied science at Liverpool University. Then he returned to Russia and studied compostion with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. He studied at the conservatory in Leipzig, where his greatest teacher was Arthur Nikisch. Read more on Last.fm