Nikolai Petrovitch Troubetzkoy

The Princes Troubetzkoy
Russian: Князья Трубецкие

The Troubetzkoy coat of arms
Ethnicity Russian
Current region Russia, France, United States, Germany, Switzerland
Earlier spellings Trubchevsky
Place of origin Grand Duchy of Lithuania

Prince Nikolai Petrovitch Troubetzkoy (1828–1900) was a Privy Counsellor and Chamberlain of the Russian Imperial Court. A relative of the Decembrist Prince Sergei Petrovich Troubetzkoy, he served as the President of the Moscow branch of the Russian Musical Society. For many years, he was a close aide of the composer Nikolai Rubinstein.

In 1866, Troubetzkoy and Rubinstein created and founded the Moscow Conservatory.

In 1876, Troubetzkoy retired from the Directorate due to his appointment as Vice-Governor of Kaluga. He was elected an honorary member of the Moscow branch and in that position, he was approved by the Chairman of the Russian Musical Society Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich Romanov.

He owned the famous Akhtyrka estate near Moscow. It was built in the Moscow Empire style and finished in 1825. Rubinstein and Conservatory professors were frequent visitors and often practiced there. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky visited in 1867. Wasily Kandinsky and brothers Viktor and Apollinary Vasnetsov often painted the estate.



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