Kabalevsky (1904-1987) was a prominent Soviet composer. He was on faculty at the Moscow Conservatory of Music composition department from 1932 until he died. He was an acclaimed music educator, and several of the pieces he wrote were for advancing students.
Here is a recording of me playing the Kabalevsky Violin Concerto in C, 1st Movement. This was the first full concerto I learned by memory for violin.