The Festival Moscow Conservatory Online

21 March 2020 - 20 March 2020 |

Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory will launch a festival of online concerts from 21 March 2020. “We are not going to leave our listeners self-isolated at this difficult time,” stressed Prof. Alexander Sokolov, the Moscow Conservatory’s Acting Rector.

The project will be opened at the Great Hall by Yuri Bashmet and his Chamber Orchestra The Soloists of Moscow.

Pianists Nikolai Lugansky, Denis Matsuev, Mikhail Voskresensky, Daniil Kramer, Polina Osetinskaya and Andrey Pisarev, cellists Alexander Knyazev, Alexander Rudin and Alexander Ramm, organists Alexei Parshin, Konstantin Volostnov, Evgenia Krivitskaia and other musicians have agreed to take part in this humane action of art therapy.

In fact, it is online broadcasts that are now our only opportunity not to part with the audience, our chance to communicate with millions of people through music, which is always the supporting source of positive emotions during any hard times,” said Nikolai Lugansky.
The artists’ mission at the moments of global turbulence is to restore balance in people’s souls by way of introducing them to the highest achievements of classical music,” said Alexander Solovyov, Artistic Director of the Moscow Conservatory’s Chamber Chorus.

The project is supported by the Kommersant publishing house.

The schedule will be flexible.
All live broadcasts will start at 19.00

All the concerts will be available for viewing in the archives of the Moscow Conservatory TV at

The schedule of the nearest broadcasts:

21 March, Saturday, 19.00
Great Hall

Chamber Ensemble The Soloists of Moscow
Artistic Director, conductor and soloist: Yuri Bashmet (viola)
To be performed:
E. Lolashvili. Nostalgia. Adagio for viola and strings
E. Grieg. Two Norwegian Folk Tunes for strings, op. 63
P. I. Tchaikovsky. Nocturne in D Minor for viola and strings, op. posth.
Т. Takemitsu. Blues and Waltz from film music
F. P. Schubert — G. Mahler. Der Tod und das Mädchen, arrangement of String
Quartet in D Minor, D810

22 March, Sunday, 19.00
Great Hall

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)
To be performed:
С. Franck, L. van Beethoven, S. V. Rachmaninoff

23 March, Monday, 19.00
Great Hall
“A symphonic fantasy of organ”
Konstantin Volostnov (organ)
To be performed:
J. S. Bach

  • Fantasia on the chorale tune Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist
  • Fantasia on the chorale tune Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

A. K. Glazunov. Fantasia, op. 110
J. P. Sweelinck. Fantasia in an ‘echo’ manner
J. S. Bach. Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor
С. Franck. Fantaisie in A major, op. 35
F. Liszt. Fantasia and Fugue on the theme of the chorale Ad nos, ad salutarem undam from G. Meyerbeer’s opera Le prophète

24 March, Tuesday, 19.00
Great Hall
Moscow Virtuosi
Artistic Director & Principal Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
Alexei Lundin (violin), Pyotr Nikiforov (violin), Anton Kulapov (viola), Vasily Danilets (viola), Daniil Shavyrin (cello), Alexei Kropotov (cello)
To be performed:
R. Strauss. Sextet, an introduction to the opera Capriccio
P. Tchaikovsky. Souvenir de Florence, string sextet, op. 70

25 March, Wednesday, 19:00
Great Hall
Alexei Melnikov (piano)
To be performed:
F. Chopin
Three mazurkas, op. 63
Two nocturnes, op. 27
Ballade No. 4 in F minor, op. 52
S. Rachmaninoff

  • Two étude-tableaux, op. 33: C minor, C major
  • Two preludes, op. 23: D major, C minor
  • Two preludes, op. 32: B minor, D-flat major

26 March 2020, Thursday, 19:00
Great Hall
The Drum Man
Petr Glavatskikh (percussions)
K. Abe. Variations on John Dowland’s Pavane Lachrimae for marimba
P. Glavatskikh

  • The Drum Man for a surdo drum
  • Jembe Telegraph for a jembe drum

А. Syumak. The Oath for marimba
N. J. Živković. Ilijaš for marimba
Ia. Xenakis. Rebonds (Part ‘B’) for percussions
А. Piazzolla — E. Sammut. Liebertango, transcription for marimba

27 March, Friday, 19:00
Great Hall
Daniel Kramer and His Friends
Daniel Kramer (piano)
Daria Chernakova (double-bass)
Alexander Zinger (percussions)

30–31 March 2020, Monday-Tuesday, Online Broadcast, 19:00
Faustas Latenas. Recital:
Part 1 (30 March). Part 2 (31 March)
Recording of the concert on 20 September 2018, Great Hall
David Geringas (cello)
The Moscow Conservatory Concert Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Anatoly Levin
Guest performers:

  • Ruta Lipinaititė (violin)
  • Indrė Baikštitė (piano)

String Quartet Art vio:

  • Ingrida Rupaitė-Petrikėnė (1st violin)
  • Kristionas Venslovas (2nd violin)
  • Tomas Pėtrikis (viola)
  • Povilas Jacunskas (cello)

1 April 2020, Wednesday, Online Broadcast, 19.00
Recording of the concert on 14 November 2018, Great Hall
The Moscow Conservatory Concert Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Anatoly Levin
Soloist: Mikhail Voskresensky (piano)
Guest performers: The Moscow Conservatory Chamber Chorus
Pieces by L. van Beethoven were performed.

2 April 2020, Thursday, Online Broadcast, 19.00
Recording of the concert on 19 September 2018, Small Hall
The Moscow Trio:
Alexander Bonduryansky (piano)
Vladimir Ivanov (violin)
Mikhail Utkin (cello)
J. Haydn. Trio in C major
L. van Beethoven. Trio No. 5 in D major, op. 70 no. 1
S. Rachmaninoff. Elegical Trio No. 2 in D minor

3 April 2020, Friday, Online Broadcast, 19.00
Anton Arensky. Rafael, an opera
Musical scenes from the time of Renaissance
(in memory of the 125th anniversary of the premiere)
Recording of the concert on 7 October 2019, the Rachmaninoff Hall
The project Rebirth of Russia’s Classical Opera
Anastasia Belukova (soprano)
Chingis Ayusheyev (tenor)
Vladimir Dmitruk (tenor)
Mikhail Golovushkin (bass)
The Moscow Conservatory Chamber Chorus
Artistic Director & Conductor: Alexander Solovyev
The Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
Stage Manager & Conductor: Felix Korobov, Artistic Director of the Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
The concept of Prof. Irina Skvortsova, Chairwoman of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s Russian Music History Division

6 April 2020, Monday, Online Broadcast, 19.00
On Yuri Ayrapetian’s Anniversary
Recording of the concert on 22 October 2018, the Great Hall
The Moscow Conservatory Concert Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Anatoly Levin
Grant Ayrapetian (piano)
Ekaterina Ledenyova (piano)
Maria Bobrina (piano)
J. S. Bach. Concerto in F minor for piano and orchestra
L. van Beethoven. Concerto No. 4 for piano and orchestra

7–8 April 2020, Tuesday-Wednesday, Online Broadcast, 19.00
Master class taught by Yuri Temirkanov
Part One (7 Apr.). Part Two (8 Apr.)
The recording as of 26 March 2019, Room 21

9 April 2020, Thursday, Online Broadcast, 19.00
Concert of the International Lent Choir Festival
Recording of the concert on 24 April 2019, the Great Hall
Metropolitan Hilarion. Sacred music for chorus a cappella, Stabat Mater, The Song of Ascention
Russia’s National Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Academic Large Chorus Virtuosi of Choral Singing
Conductor: Lev Kontorovich
Polina Shamayeva (mezzo-soprano)
Vyacheslav Vorobyov (tenor)
Dmitry Kuznetsov (baritone)
The organ part: Tatiana Andrianova

10 April 2020, Friday, Online Broadcast, 19.00
On the 70th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Russia and China
Recording of the concert on 22 September 2019, the Great Hall
The Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Vyacheslav Valeyev
Soloist: Lu Chao (piano), China
Xian Xinghai. The Yellow River, concerto for piano and orchestra. Part Four (arrangement of the similarly-named cantata by Chu Wanghua, Liu Zhuang, Sheng Lihong, Shi Shucheng, Xu Feisheng and Yin Chengzong)
S. Rachmaninoff. Concerto No. 2 in C minor for piano and orchestra, op. 18