Andrei Yakovlevich Eshpai (Russian: Андре́й Я́ковлевич Эшпа́й; born 15 May 1925) is an ethnic Mari (Russian and Soviet) composer.
Eshpai was born at Kozmodemyansk, Mari El. A Red Army World War II veteran, he studied piano at Moscow Conservatory from 1948 to 1953 under Vladimir Sofronitsky, and composition under Nikolai Rakov, Nikolai Myaskovsky and Evgeny Golubev. He performed his postgraduate study under Aram Khachaturian from 1953 to 1956.
He is the son of the composer Yakov Andreyevich Eshpai, and the father of the filmmaker Andrei Andreyevich Eshpai.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license