Georgy Strautman is the conductor of the stage band of the Mariinsky Theatre. Formerly he was a soloist of the orchestra of the theatre.
During all his artistic life Mr Strautman has occupied himself with teaching. He is one of the leading Russian teachers of trombone playing. Among his pupils are Anatoly Skobelev, soloist of the Russian National Symphony Orchestra, professor of the Moscow Conservatory, Vyacheslav Pachkaev, soloist of the Russian National Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Morozov, soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre orchestra, and many others.