Boris Ivanovich Tishchenko (Russian: Бори́с Ива́нович Ти́щенко; born March 23, 1939, Leningrad – December 9, 2010) was a russian and soviet composer and pianist. Tishchenko studied at the Leningrad Musical College from 1954 to 1957. There he learnt composition under Galina Ustvolskaya and piano under Mikhelis. Then from 1957 to 1963 he studied composition with Vadim Salmanov, Victor Voloshinov and Orest Evlakhov, and piano with L. Logovinski at the Leningrad Conservatory. He took a postgraduate course with the composer Dmitri Shostakovich from 1962 to 1965.