Natan Faktorovich was one of those best peripheral conductors who constantly perform in Moscow concert halls. An experienced musician, he enjoyed well-deserved authority in many cities of the country where he had to work. And the path that the conductor went through was long and fruitful. He mastered the art of conducting, first at the Odessa Conservatory under I. Pribik and G. Stolyarov, and then at the Kiev Music and Drama Institute under A. Orlov. After completing his education (in 1929), Faktorovich headed the CDKA Symphony Orchestra (1931-1933), and in 1934 he became an assistant conductor at the All-Union Radio. In the future, he had to consistently lead the symphony groups of the Irkutsk Radio Committee (1936-1939), the Chelyabinsk Philharmonic (1939-1941; 1945-1950), the Novosibirsk Radio Committee (1950-1953), the Saratov Philharmonic (1953-1964). In 1946, Faktorovich was awarded a diploma at the All-Union Review of Conductors in Leningrad. He also conducted opera performances and taught. Since 1964, Faktorovich focused on teaching at the Novosibirsk Conservatory. At the same time, he continued to perform in concert. The repertoire of the artist was very wide. For many years he has performed the largest works of world classics (including all the symphonies of Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky), performed with almost all the leading soloists of our country. Faktorovich constantly included in his programs works by Soviet composers, both venerable ones – S. Prokofiev, N. Myaskovsky, D. Shostakovich, A. Khachaturian, T. Khrennikov, D. Kabalevsky – and representatives of youth. Many works by young authors were performed by him for the first time.
L. Grigoyev, Ya. Platek