Iosif Iosifovich Zhinovich(1907- ), Russian conductor and composer, People's Artist of the USSR(1968). In 1930 he graduated from the Byelorusian University, and in 1941 from the Byelorusian Conservatory. He was chief conductor of the State Folk Orchestra of Byelorusian SSR, and later taught at the Byelorusian Conservatory. he composed 3 operas, and arrangements for folk music. He was awarded three orders and various medals.