Peeter Volkonski

Peeter Volkonski

About Peeter Volkonski

Peeter Volkonski

Peeter Volkonski

September 12, 1954

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Prince Peeter Volkonski is an Estonian rock-musician, composer, actor, and theatre director. He became famous with the punk band Propeller, founded in 1978. In 2015 Volkonski was Free Party's candidate in the Tartu constituency for Estonian parliamentary election.[1] He received 916 votes, which was not enough for a seat in the parliament. Peeter Volkonski's paternal ancestry comes from the Russian noble Volkonsky family; his father was the Russian composer and harpsichordist Prince Andrei Volkonsky. His paternal grandfather was the noted Russian opera baritone Prince Mikhail Volkonsky and his great-great-great-grandfather was Prince Pyotr Mikhailovich Volkonsky, thus, being a descendant of the princely Rurikid dynasty. His maternal ancestry is Estonian; his mother is the Estonian translator and writer Helvi Jürisson, who is a noted poet and author of children's literature.