Sándor Kallós (also "Shandor Kallosh", Russian: Шандор Эрнестович Каллош, Ukrainian: Шандор Ернестович Каллош, Hungarian: Kallós Sándor) (born 23 October 1935, Chernivtsi, Ukraine) is a Russian composer of Hungarian descent, a noted proponent of musical Minimalism, an influential pioneer of the early music revival and electronic music in the USSR, lutenist, and a prolific author of incidental music for film, animation, theater, and ballet. Sándor Kallós was born on 23 October 1935 in Chernivtsi. He matriculated from the Lviv Conservatory in 1961, having studied composition under Adam Sołtys. His graduate studies were at Moscow Conservatory (class of Yuri Shaporin, 1962–1964).In 1954-1963, he worked as a violinist in various symphony orchestras. From 1971, he appeared as a lutenist (notably as the accompanist to Karina, Ruzanna and Pavel Lisitsian), and from 1975 as a conductor.