Classical Music of St.Petersburg

Classical Music of St.Petersburg

at St.Petersburg Conservatory named after N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov


The history of the Secondary Specialized Music School at St.Petersburg Conservatory named after N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov is by now more than sixty years old. In 1934 an experimental group for musically gifted children was first organized at the Conservatory. Later it was transformed into a Secondary Specialized Music School, where professional training in music is combined with secondary school education.

Currently the Secondary Specialized Music School at St.Petersburg Conservatory named after N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov is one of the most prestigious professional establishments in Russia, where the performers of all kinds can get both good education and thorough training. A constellation of the school's brilliant graduates who have gained a World-Wide recognition, has strengthened its position not only in Russia, but also abroad.

At different times such well-known by now musicians as conductors Yuri Temirkanov, Mariss Yansons, Yuri Simonov, Vasily Sinaisky; violin players Boris Gutnikov, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikhail Gantvarg; violoncello players Daniil Shafran, Anatoly Nikitin, Boris Pergamentshchikov; pianists Grigory Sokolov, Ekaterina Murina, Natalia Trull, composers Sergei Slonimsky, Valery Gavrilin.

There is a large symphonic orchestra at the school which is also over sixty years old. This considerable age of the team itself is combined with the young age of the musicians who play in it. The participants of the orchestra change every year - senior students graduate from school and their places are then taken by their junior successors. The continuity of generations and high level of performance art are the principal traditions that determine the orchestra's creative image.

The orchestra has been at different times conducted by such famous graduates as Yuri Temirkanov and Mariss Yansons.

The teaching staff is represented by the leading St.Petersburg musicians. Not only school's own personnel but also the best professors of the Conservatory teach here.

The list of the laureates of the most important international competitions becomes longer every year, as the names of young St.Petersburg musicians who go to this school are added to it. Young soloists and chamber ensembles that consist of the students of the school regularly give concerts on the best stages of St.Petersburg, Russia and Europe.

Address: Russia, 190121, St.Petersburg, per. Matveeva, 1 A
Tel.: +7 (812) 114-1161 Fax: +7 (812) 114-6852

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