International School


Yearly dates:

Winter School: 25 January — 7 February
Length of the Program (optional)

  • One week: 25–31 January
  • One week: 1–7 February
  • Two weeks: 25 January — 7 February

Summer School: 1 August — 21 August
Length of the Program (optional)

  • One week: 1–7 August
  • One week: 8–14 August
  • One week: 15–21 August
  • Two weeks: 1–14 August
  • Two weeks: 8–21 August
  • Three weeks: 1–21 August

About the International School
The International School of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory offers an intensive program of individual lessons, lectures, master classes and performances in the following majors:

individual lessons group lessons
  • solo performance, including piano, organ
  • and all orchestral instruments
  • solo singing
  • composition
  • accompaniment
  • choral and symphony conducting
  • the art of accompaniment
  • music history & theory
  • Russian language
  • other lessons
  • choral performance
  • chamber music performance
  • folklore ensemble
  • music history & theory
  • methods of teaching musical courses
  • lectures about the Moscow Consrevatory
  • lectures about Russia’s culture
  • lectures about world music cultures
  • Russian language
  • other courses

Participants of the International School enjoy an opportunity to recite at its final concerts on 6 February or 20 August to be held in one of the Moscow Conservatory chamber concert halls.

Over fifty leading teachers of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory who attained a worldwide renown for their artistic and academic merits have been teaching at its International School.

Upon completion of the International School Program, every participant shall get his/her certificate issued by the Moscow Conservatory.


Participants of the International School may receive two meals per day in the Conservatory’s dining-room for an additional fee.
Attention! Due to technical reasons, dormitory accommodation is not available for International School participants in 2024.

Cultural Program
The International School is held in the Moscow Conservatory’s historical buildings in the very heart of Moscow, one of the largest cities worldwide. The participants will be offered a sightseeing guided tour over Moscow and vicinities, as well as visits to Tchaikovsky’s, Skryabin’s, Richter’s and other famous Russian musicians’ memorial flats, with an escort interpreter. (Any other additional tours, as well as tickets to Moscow theaters and concert halls, may be organized at extra charge.)

One standard seven-day course includes:

  • visa support;
  • individual transfer from/to any Moscow airports;
  • two meals per day in the Conservatory’s dining-room (lunch and dinner);
  • three individual lessons with a Conservatory teacher (fifty minutes each);
  • an accompanist during the lessons;
  • an interpreter during the lessons;
  • services of the Conservatory library;
  • everyday access to rehearsal rooms of the Conservatory to let every participant be prepared for his/her individual lessons;
  • access to the Conservatory’s concerts that are held in all its concert halls (except for those in the Great Hall arranged for VIPs);
  • access to any worksohps held at the Conservatory;
  • a sightseeing program.

Attention! The set of services included into one standard seven-day course is flexible and may be varied in any combinations, depending on each participant’s marks in his/her electronic application (see the link below).

The Cost of a Standard Course of Individual Lessons Including an Entire Service Package (in Russian rubles):

length of
the course


lessons with
an associate

lessons with
a professor

one week

without an accompanist

94 441

102 257

with an accompanist

108 456

116 272

two weeks

without an accompanist

180 832

196 464

with an accompanist

208 862

224 493

three weeks

without an accompanist

267 223

290 671

with an accompanist

309 267

332 715

1. Attention! Payment of the fee for participation in the International School is to be made upon its Coordinator’s instruction. No bank charges will be counted as part of the amount to be paid for the program!

2. An amount of payment for any group lessons will be calculated separately in accordance with the application to be submitted. Any additional services — such as organization of any internal competitions, concerts for certain groups, lectures and open lessons on topics selected in advance, as well as any additional lessons, together with any additional services of an accompanist and/or an interpreter — will be calculated and agreed in each personal contract.

3. A separate individual contract will be signed with each participant of the International School, in which only the services actually ordered by every concrete participant will be considered. Consequently, the contract amount will be calculated in every single case personally.

4. Should any participant of the International School need an interpreter and/or an accompanist during his/her individual lessons, it is strongly recommended that he/she indicate such a request in the application and mark the preferable language of an interpreter (click on the link below). In case the International School Administration finds this request impossible to satisfy, it shall reserve the right to provide the participant with an English interpreter.

Click here to fill out an electronic application
Download, sign and forward Consent for the processing of your personal data
Deadlines for submitting the applications:

  • for Winter School — 15 December;
  • for Summer School — 15 July.

Please don’t hesitate to forward any additional questions at
Phone number: +7 (495) 629 2191

Department for International Affairs
11/4 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, Building 1, Moscow, 125009
Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory,
Academic Building 3 (the Rachmaninoff Hall), 2nd floor, Office 215a

Ph.D. in Art Studies
Associate Professor

Interpreter (English)

Ph.D. in Art Studies
Interpreter (Chinese, Spanish)