We love anniversaries.
This year International Conservatoire
Week Festival is dedicated to two memorable
dates: centenary of the death of the Patron of
our Conservatoire, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and
135th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s birthday. Music written by these composers manifests
the triumph of the human spirit and has served to
use Pushkin’s words ‘to the glory of our Motherland’ — they remain an endless source of inspiration for both young musicians and skilled profes-
sionals and give us creative impetus.
People’s Artisit of Russia
Acting Rector of the St. Petersburg Conservatoire