Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)



Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Peter and the Wolf, Romeo and Juliet, Lieutenant Kijé

Fun Facts

  • Not only was Prokofiev a great composer, he was also a very talented chess player.
  • Prokofiev was a child prodigy. He composed his first piece at age 5 and his first opera at age 9.
  • Prokofiev went to the famous St. Petersburg Conservatory to learn music. He found his lessons to be boring and shocked his peers and teachers with his music.

Get to know Prokofiev in this video by Columbus Symphony Violist Ann Schnapp!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Prokofiev’s Music

  • None at this time

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