Irina Antonovna SHOSTAKOVICH

was born in Leningrad on November 30th, 1934. She later studied Russian Language and Litterature at the Pedagogical Institute. She worked in music publishing until 1964 as a literary editor. 
Since the death of her husband, the composer Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich as his direct heiress, she has managed his archives and the current problems concerning copyright. 
With the other heirs, she founded in Paris the International Association 'Dmitri Shostakovich", and the Publishing firm DSCH 'Dmitri Shostakovich', publishing Shostakovich's masterpieces in Moscow.


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