Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov (10.06.1913 - 14.08.2007) was a prominent Russian composer and social figure, a professor of Moscow conservatory. He got 6 state awards, orders in Rumania, Bulgaria, France and many other honours and medals; he was an honourable member of a number of Russian and foreign academies, a freemen of Yelets and of Lipetsk region. He became famous in 1933 after the performance of his First Concert for the piano (the author performed it by himself).
He created in many musical genres. He wrote 4 concerts for the piano, 2 - for the violin, 2 - for the cello and 3 symphonic concerts. He composed soundtracks for plays, musicals and movies. He performed in Russia, the USA, Japan, Italy, Germany.
He was born in Yelets. On September 10th, 2000, the museum after T.N. Khrennikov was opened in the house where his family had lived. The composer himself was a consultant about the exposition, which represents mostly his possessions, such as manuscripts, scores, claviers, signed books, photographies, pictures, recordings and so on.
T.N. Khrennikov died on August 14th, 2007 in Moscow, buried at the territory of Yelets museum