Peter Tchaikovsky is an outstanding Russian composer.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840 in Votkinsk, located on the territory of modern Udmurtia. His father was Ilya Petrovich Tchaikovsky was an engineer. The mother of the future celebrated composer was Alexandra Andreevna Assier. In Votkinsk, his father received a large house with servants and even his own army, consisting of one hundred Cossacks. This house was often visited by nobles, young people from the capital, English engineers and other venerable personalities.
The boy was the second child in his family. He also had elder brother Nikolai, younger brother Ippolit and younger sister Alexandra. Their father could play the flute, and the mother played the piano and the harp, as well as she had a very beautiful voice.
The boy was fond of music since his early childhood and also he liked poetry. Peter wrote numerous verses in French. In addition, he tried to learn everything about the life of Louis XVII.
In 1848, the Tchaikovskys moved to Moscow, as Ilya Petrovich retired and intended to find a private service. Literally a couple of months later the family moved to St. Petersburg. There, Pyotr Ilyich continued to study music, and also became acquainted with ballet, opera and symphony orchestra.