Choir of Financial university under the government of the Russian Federation

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Choir of Financial university under the government of the Russian Federation

Choir was founded in September of 2009. Students, graduates of Financial university and their friends who indifferent to music and choral singing participate in the choir. The collective’s creative credo is to master as much as possible a variety of styles and genres of choral music and to bring all their variety to the audience. The choir’s repertoire contains choral miniatures of Renaissance and Classicism, pieces of Romantic composers, arrangements of Russian folk songs and songs of the peoples of the world, Negro spirituals and contemporary popular songs arranged for choir.

Choir of Financial university is a laureate of students creativity festival “Festos” (2012, 2014, 2015), laureate of V All-Russian choir festival “Rus’, kuda zh neseshsya ty?” (Russia, where do you rush?) (2013), laureate of IV international Arts festival “Road to Christmas” (2013), winner of International festival of military and patriotic songs “Heirs of the Victory” (2013) and Moscow vocal and choral festival “Osenneye mgogogolos’ye” (Autumn polyphony) (2013), laureate of X International festival of student and academic choirs “Vesnushka” (Freckle) (Yaroslavl, 2015). The choir regularly performs at the best halls of Moscow. The collective performed at Big and Rakhmaninov’s halls of Moscow conservatoire, concert hall of P. Tchaikovsky, concert hall of Gnesiny Russian Academy of Music, concert hall “Gnesinsky on Povarskaya str.”, Culture House of Moscow State University and Culture House of Moscow Energetic Institute, two performances took place in the beautiful acoustics of the Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul.

Art director and main conductor is Natalya Shelkovskaya.

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Natalya Shelkovskaya

Art director of Choir of Financial University Natalya Shelkovskaya graduated as a conductor from Gnesiny State Musical College (class of Honoured Arts worker of Russian Federation E. Kuznetsov) and Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (class of Honored Artist of Russia, professor S. Kalinin). Natalya has finished post-graduate course of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (mentor is professor S. Kalinin). She studied composition optionally during her student years in conservatoire at class of People’s Artist of Russian Federation, Honored Artist of RSFSR professor V. Agafonnikov. Natalya is a laureate of All-Russian and international competitions.

N. Shelovskaya is an author of some original pieces for mixed choir a cappella (performed by Moscow conservatory choir), author of Russian folk songs arrangements and transcriptions of pieces by other authors for the choirs of various compositions. Nowadays she works as a lecturer of Choir conducting department of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory.

Mixed choir of Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory

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Mixed choir of Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory – special guests

Mixed choir of Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory is a training and concert collective consisting of Conducting department of 1-5 courses students. The choir activity combines various tasks. From one hand, choirmaster’s practice of Conducting department students and state exams preparation programs of graduate students, from the other hand – preparation of one’s concert programs of choral, cantata and oratorio music from the world music repertoire and performances at various concert venues of Nizhny Novgorod and outside.

Between the most significant events in recent years the touring trip to the cities of Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, Rybinsk, Vologda (2008); concert at Republican central concert hall in Kazan (2009, 2013); solo and collaborative performances of “Demestvennaya liturgy” by A. Grechaninov and C-moll mass by W. Mozart with Kettwiger Bach-ensemble in Essen, Germany (2010), performances at Nizhny Novgorod phylharmony (2013).

There were concerts at Classical music center (Vladimir), Small Hall of Moscow International House of Music in 2014, V. Popov Academy of choral art, Great hall of Moscow state conservatory, Great hall of Moscow International House of Music in 2015.

Mixed choir of Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory is a winner of L. Sivukhin choral festivals diplomas, Sheremetev choral assemblies, Rybinsk choral festival dedicated to 100th anniversary of V. Sokolov birthday, an active participant of annual All-Russian competitions of conductors-students of secondary special educational institutions.

Art director and main conductor is Boris Markus.

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Boris Markus

Boris Markus is an associate professor of Choral conducting department, dean of M. Glinka Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory. He’s the art director of Mixed choir of Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory since 2006.

Female choir of Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory

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Female choir of Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory – special guests

The collective was founded in September, 2006. Small in composition (12 – 16 singers) and being renewed annually for its half (consisting of 1-2 courses students of Choral conducting department), academic female choir holds the position of quite independent and having its own performing face creative collective.

Consistently warm reception rendered to the choir by very different audiences may be explained by subtle expressiveness, honesty, emotional elation and expressive performance. Considerable public interest is caused by a variety of concert programs including the best examples of Russian and foreign classics of six centuries, transcriptions of vocal miniatures, folk songs arrangements and pieces of popular music.

Choir has to its credit annual solo concerts at Great hall of Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory, city concert venues and nearby districts of Nizhny Novgorod area venues, participation in collaborative projects of the city creative collectives, numerous guest appearances in Moscow, Kazan, Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Rybinsk, Vologda. The choir is a diploma winner of L. Sivukhin choral festivals, Sheremetev choral assemblies, Rybinsk choral festival dedicated to 100th anniversary of V. Sokolov birthday.

The success of the collective is largely determined by the reigning atmosphere of sincere interest in understanding of all the choral performance secrets, dedication of each and every to the hard work to improve their vocal and choral skills.

Female choir of Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory plays a significant role in training of future choirmasters, being an active participant of annual conductors competitions organized by Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory and the base for conductor’s practice of Conducting department students of Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory.

Art director and main conductor is Nikolay Pokrovsky.

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Nikolay Pokrovsky

Nikolay Pokrovsky is the head of Choral conducting department of M. Glinka Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory, professor, art director of Female choir of Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory.

Academic choir of Ural Federal University

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Academic choir of Ural Federal University named after B. Yeltsin, first Russian president (called “Capella of Ural Polytechnical Institute” in 1955 – 1993) was revived by Svetlana Dolnikovskaya in 2003.

Official choir (capella) history begins in 1955. Over the years, the choir was led by well-known musicians, such as Mikhail Rozhansky, Evgeny Kolobov – People’s Artist of Russian Federation, laureate of State prize of Russia,  founder of Moscow theatre “New opera”; Evgeny Brazhnik – People’s Artist of Russia, laureate of State prize of USSR; Vera Davydova – Honored Artist of Russia. Since the beginning of 1990-s the choir concert activity was stopped.

Nowadays the choir has united students, post-graduates and graduates of different institutes of Ural Federal University. The collective conducts active creative activities and is a permanent participant at regional, All-Russian, international competitions, festivals and master-classes, performs at solo concerts, between which there are performances at Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Macedonia, Japan, Canada and Great Britain. Choir annually takes part in Moscow Easter Festival under the baton of Valery Gergiev. Academic choir of Ural Federal University has won the silver prize at All-Russian choral festival in May, 2015.

Art director and main conductor is Svetlana Dolnikovskaya. Choirmasters are Fridrich Veysgeim, Yana Didkovskaya. Concertmaster of the choir is Oksana Suslova, laureate of All-Russian and international competitions.

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Svetlana Dolnikovkaya

Svetlana Dolnikovkaya is a famous musician in Ural region. She grew up and got a musical education in Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk). Talented conductor, she is one of continuers of Russian choral school tradition which has been handed over to her during the years of study in Sverdlovsk Regional College of Music and Mussorgsky Ural State Conservatory by the leading teachers of those years Galina Gurevitch and Margarita Glagoleva. The bright personality, extraordinary interpretations of sometimes the most famous pieces and emotional intensity distinguish the performing style of Svetlana Dolnikovskaya, attracting the attention of choral music lovers and professional musicians.

Svetlana is a laureate of international choral competitions and festivals. She received the special “Best conductor” prize at International youth choral festival in Bratislava (Slovakia) in July of 2009 and the special prize of Vienna city major for the best choir of International youth musical festival “Youth and music and Vienna” (Austria). Svetlana Dolnikovskaya became a laureate of Sverdlovsk region Governor for outstanding achievements in literature and arts.

Professional chamber orchestra Soloists of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

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Soloists of Nizhny Novgorod (Nizhny Novgorod) – special guests of the festival

Professional chamber orchestra has a powerful arsenal of expressive means and a broad repertoire, big creative potential and prominent personality, and has always been at the forefront of Nizhny Novgorod concert life.

Founded in 1990 and based on chamber orchestra of Glinka Niznhy Novgorod State Conservatoire that was founded in 1981, the collective during many years existed thanks to the support of the city progressive intellectuals and the enthusiasm of its participants. The status of municipal cultural institution was granted to the orchestra by the city in 1994. Professional career of the collective connected to the name of honored artist of Russia, professor Sofiya Propischan who had been leading the orchestra since 1990 to 2003 (during this period it had another title – Ensemble of soloists “Sofiya”). Since the end of 1990-s, the orchestra tours actively and performs with its own projects, regularly participates in the largest festivals and forums in Nizhny Novgorod.

Since 2003 its leader is the soloist of the orchestra Vladimir Plaksin, who was a student of Semyon Yaroshevich, the founder of chamber orchestra of conservatoire. Dmitry Stoyanov was invited as the concertmaster. The close collaboration with a legendary musician Igor Zhukov and Maestro Christoph Meier played a huge role in the new collective’s history. A series of projects “Historical performance practice” was embodied under the leadership of Christoph Meier. It was dedicated to the idea of historically adequate interpretation of baroque and classicism.

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Vladimir Plaksin

Vladimir was born in Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod). He started his musical education in Children’s music school #8 in violin class V. Savinov, then he continued his education in Gorky musical college (class of Y. Lakeyev). In 1993 he graduated from violin class of Glinka Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatoire (class of professor S. Yaroshevich, Y. Glukhovsky, then class of professor S. Propischan). He worked in parallel at Academic symphonic orchestra of Nizhny Novgorod philharmonic. He is the participant of the chamber orchestra since 1994.

Since 2003 he is the artistic director of the collective.

С 2003г. является  художественным руководителем коллектива.