Vasily Vaskov

Vasily Vaskov

Vasily Vaskov (1865-1935) - public and musical figure, choir conductor.

V.Vaskov descended from peasant's family and came to Riga in search for earnings. He engaged a self-education, did accountant's courses. From his childhood V.Vaskov had a flair for music and finished First Riga Musical Institute, majoring in violin playing. V.Vaskov  founded a choir and orchestra at the Kuznetsov factory. He became a choir regent at St. John the Baptist church in Riga. V.Vaskov was one of the founders of rhe Russian singing community «Bayan» in 1929 and held some leading positions there.