Announcement 2018

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Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod 

supported by 

Autonomous Nonprofit Organization for 

Culture and Education Development “Sheremetev-Center” and  

Mikhail Glinka Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory (Academy)  

under the patronage of 

the Ministry of Culture of Nizhny Novgorod region and 

Department of Culture of Nizhny Novgorod city administration 


XVIth International student choirs’ festival «Young Voices-2018» will be held in Nizhny Novgorod city from 10 to 13 May 2018. The best Russian and foreign youth and student choirs are expected to participate in it. 

Tasks and goals:

–  the attraction of youth to the artistic heritage of Russian people and of the world art; 

–  choral collectives’ performing skills improvement; 

–  experience exchange in cultural and humanitarian education areas; 

–  strengthening of friendly connections. 

The festival program includes:

–  each choir’s performance at Nizhny Novgorod concert halls (20 minutes program); 

–  creative meetings and performances with choirs-the festival’s participants; 

–  creative conference “Work methods with a student choir and its development perspectives”; 

–  participation in the festival’s gala-concert; 

–  workshops. 

The festival participation conditions for choirs: 
  1. The travelling, meal and accommodation expenses are to be paid fully by the choir’s sending organization. 
  2. It’s required for organizations interested to participate in the festival to send the application form (application form is on the website), the choir’s and conductor’s biography by 1st of March 2018. 
  3. The organizational fee is 150 EUR per collective. It should be paid to the organizing committee’s current account by 1st of April 2018. 
  4. It’s required to provide 5 (five) note scores copies of the choir’s festival program to the creative committee before the performance. 

Young Voices-2018” festival organizing committee 


Postal address: 

Room 321,   23, build. 2, Gagarina avenue,   Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation  ZIP: 603950  Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod  Fax/ tel. +7 831 4623773 

Olga Kotova – director of the festival

Tel. +7 9107938042 / e-mail:

Larisa Erykalova – art director of the festival

Tel. +7 9519095620 / e-mail:

The application form should be sent before 1st of March, 2018 to Alexey Tsaregorodtsev, Foreign choirs’ manager’s e-mail, cell phone.: +7 9043931953.

On 15th of March, 2018 the organizing committee will approve the festival participants list and will send the official invitation. 


Official sites of the festival: (Russian only)