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.
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.