Pyotr Ilyich Tchaickovsky

  • Date of Birth

    Date of Birth
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk on the 7th of May 1840.
  • Piano lessons

    Piano lessons
    Tchaikovsky took piano lessons from the age of 5.
  • The Imperial School of Jurisprudence in Saint Petersburg

    The family decided to send Tchaikovsky to the Imperial School of Jurisprudence in St.-Petersburg.
  • Private Lessons

    Private Lessons
    Tchaikovsky's father funded private lessons for his son.
  • Junior Assistant

    He became a junior assistant at the Ministry of Justice.
  • Classes in Music Theory

    Classes in Music Theory
    Tchaikovsky attended classes in music theory of the Mikhailovsky Palace (now the Russian Museum) in Saint Petersburg.
  • St.-Petersburg Conservatory

    St.-Petersburg Conservatory
    Tchaikovsky enrolled at the newly founded St.-Petersburg Conservatory but held on to his Ministry post until the following year.
  • Moscow Conservatory

    Moscow Conservatory
    He moved to Moscow where he became a professor of harmony at the Moscow Conservatory.
  • Zaremba

    He studied harmony and counterpoint with Zaremba.
  • 'Swan Lake'

    'Swan Lake'
    Tchaikovsky completed the ballet 'Swan Lake'.
  • 'Eugene Onegin'

    'Eugene Onegin'
    The opera 'Eugene Onegin' was staged in the Bolshoi Opera House.
  • 'Sleeping Beauty'

    'Sleeping Beauty'
    The ballet 'Sleeping Beauty' was set in the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre.
  • Member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts in France

    Member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts in France
    Tchaikovsky was voted a member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts in France.
  • Date of Death

    Date of Death
    Tchaikovsky died aged 53 in Saint Petersburg.