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 March, Monday, 19:00
Great Hall
Andrey Pisarev (piano)

  • Prelude in C-sharp minor, op. 45
  • Étude in A-flat major, op. 25 No. 1
  • Nocturne in E minor, op. 72 No. 1
  • Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante, op. 22
  • Lullaby in D-flat major, op. 57
  • Sonata No. 3 in B minor, op. 58

31 March, Tuesday, 19:00
Great Hall
Allelujah for Centuries
Maria Chelmakina (soprano)
Maria Barakova (mezzo-soprano)
Maria Chudovskaya (mezzo-soprano)
Evgenia Krivitskaia (organ)
Special guest: Polina Osetinskaya (piano)
Ensemble of Soloists of the Moscow Conservatory Chamber Chorus
Conductor: Alexander Solovyev
To be performed:
J. S. Bach, G. F. Händel, A. Vivaldi, W. A. Mozart, G. Rossini, L. Boëllmann, L. Cohen

1 April, Wednesday, 19:00
Great Hall
Alexander Knyazev (cello)
To be performed:
J. S. Bach
Two suites for solo cello:

  • No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010
  • No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012

Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004 (transcription for solo cello)

2 April, Thursday, 19:00
Great Hall
Alexei Parshin (organ)
To be performed:
J. S. Bach

  • Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 549
  • Canzona, BWV 588
  • Two choral preludes from das Orgelbüchlein
  • Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 531
  • Concerto in D minor (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 596
  • Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532
  • Pastorale, BWV 590
  • Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543

3 April, Friday, 19:00
Great Hall
Vladimir Baykov (baritone), Elena Savelyeva (piano)
Guest performer: Alyona Baramidze (piccolo flute)
To be performed:
G. Sviridov

  • Petersburg, a vocal poem on verses by A. Blok
  • Our Land, from Oratorio Pathétique on verses by V. Mayakovsky
  • Songs on verses by M. Lermontov, S. Yesenin, B. Kornilov and A. Prokofyev

6 April, Monday, 19:00
Great Hall
Alexander Rudin (piano), Emin Martirosian (cello)
To be performed:
N. Myaskovsky
Two sonatas for cello and piano:

  • No. 1 in D major, op. 12
  • No. 2 in A minor, op. 81

R. Glière. Duos for two cellos
V. Silvestrov. Three Serenades

7 April, Tuesday, 19:00
Great Hall
Konstantin Emelyanov (piano)
To be performed:
L. van Beethoven
Sonata No. 15 (‘Pastoral’) in D major, op. 28
P. Tchaikovsky

  • Nocturne, op. 19 No. 4
  • Danse caractéristique, op. 72 No. 4
  • Chant élégiaque, op. 72 No. 14

I. Stravinsky
Three Fragments from the music of Petroushka