A short Biography
Nina L'vovna Dorliak was born in
S.Petersburg on July 7, 1908.
She was the daughter of the renowned singer Ksenya
Dorliak, teacher at the Moscow Conservatory.
She learned the art of singing at the Conservatory through her mother. Her career started
in 1935, as a chamber singer. In 1947 she became Professor at the Moscow
Her most renowned pupils are Galina Pissarenko and Elena
She gave many concerts in Russia and abroad, mainly in the chamber singing
which are to be found Italian composers as Scarlatti, or French (such as
Debussy), and the
Russian classical authors like Glinka, Musorgsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev,
In 1946, she met Sviatoslav Richter and became his partner until the death of the Maestro
on August 1st, 1997. She accompanied Richter both in his complex live and career for
more than fifty years, supporting him in his last sickness. She was not able to survive to
the death of her partner for more than a few months.
Today, May 20, 1998, her obsequies will take place at
Moscow, after the last farewell in
the Conservatory Great Hall.
She leaves to us a legacy of many recordings, in duo with Sviatoslav Richter
whom she sung Schumann, Prokofiev and Musorsgky.
According to her last will, all the artistic objects (Pictures, books and
scores, musical instruments) of their home will be given to the Moscow Puskin