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Michael KOODIAROFF (aka Mike) [????- ]

Names
Given: 
Michael
Family: 
Koodiaroff
Alias / nickname: 
Mike
Sex: 
Male
Status: 
Unknown
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Photos that show this person

1950
1950
1951

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My grandmother, Mrs Anna Nozadze, taught young Michael Koodiaroff the piano after the war.

This photo was taken after my grandmother's pupils' concert at the Peninsula Hotel in 1951 and shows Mike and a few other white Russian children.

1951 Concert by Mrs Nozadze's pupils @ the Peninsula Hotel
1951 Concert by Mrs Nozadze's pupils @ the Peninsula Hotel, by Nona

 

1951 Concert Pencil Sketch of pupils.jpg
1951 Concert Pencil Sketch of pupils.jpg, by Nona

Names of the pupils ...

(1) Helen Zaharoff
(2) Corinne Ellery
(3) Irina (Ira) Smirnoff
(4) ? Reubens
(5) Michael Koodiaroff
(6) Lois Reubens
(7) Nina (Lyalya) Smirnoff
(8) Alex (Sasha) Smirnoff
(9) Colleen Smith

Balia was my grandmother, Anna Nozadze.  In Russian, one calls the grandmother "Baba" followed by their first name.  When I was small, I couldn't say Baba Anya - it came out as Balia, and all family members and close friends called her by that laugh

Nina Smirnoff was the mother of the three Smirnoff children shown here.