Moscow Conservatory

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The Great Hall, the main performance auditorium

The Moscow Conservatory, also officially Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Russian: Московская Государственная Консерватория им. П. И. Чайковского) is an educational music institution located in Moscow, Russia. It grants undergraduate and graduate diplomas in musical performance and musical research. The Conservatory offers various degrees including Bachelor of Music Performance, Master of Music and PhD in research.

History

It was co-founded in 1866 as the Moscow Imperial Conservatory by Nikolai Rubinstein and Prince Nikolai Troubetzkoy. It is the second oldest conservatory in Russia after the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was appointed professor of theory and harmony at its opening. Since 1940 the conservatory bears his name.

Choral faculty

Prior to the October Revolution the choral faculty of the conservatory was second to the Moscow Synodal School and Moscow Synodal Choir, but in 1919 both were closed and merged into the choral faculty. Some of the students now listed as being of the conservatory were in fact students of the Synodal School.

Great Hall

The renovation of the hall was completed in 2011.

Some notable graduates

Notable current professors

The Moscow Conservatory in 1940

See also

References

  1. ^ Levin, Neil M. Biography: Jacob Weinberg 1879–1956. Milken Archive. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  2. ^ Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra
  • The Moscow Conservatory. Information Booklet. Second Edition. Moscow, 2001. ISBN 5-89598-111-9.
  • Moscow Conservatoire. Moscow, 1994. ISBN 5-86419-006-3.
  • Moscow Conservatory: Traditions of Music Education, Art, and Science 1866–2006. Moscow: "Moskovskaya Konservatoriya" Publishing House, 2006.
  • Loomis, George (April 18, 2001), "Moscow's Great Hall Turns 100", International Herald Tribune 

External links

  • Moscow Conservatory website (in Russian)
  • Moscow Conservatory website (in English)

Coordinates: 55°45′23″N 37°36′16″E / 55.75639°N 37.60444°E / 55.75639; 37.60444

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