Chamber choir “Gaudeamus”, Moscow, Russia

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Chamber choir “Gaudeamus” of Bauman Moscow State Technical University was founded in 1968 . Dr. Vladimir Zhivov is the founder, artistic director and main conductor of the choir. Dr. Zhivov has titles of Honored Worker of Culture of Russia and Honored Worker of Arts of Russia.

“Gaudeamus” was founded as a number of small vocal ensembles. “Gaudeamus” got the title “People’s Collective of Russia” in 1977 and received a “Lenin’s Komsomol” prize in 1982.

The choir’s repertoire contains Russian and foreign classical and spiritual choral music.

“Gaudeamus” regularly participates in different Russian and international festivals and competitions, besides it: France (2004, 2008), Monaco (2008), Belarus (2010, 2014), Czech Republic (2012), Serbia (2015) etc., and is laureate and prize winner at many of them.

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Vladimir Zhivov (born in 1938) is a famous Russian choral conductor, Honored Artist of Russia, candidate of pedagogical sciences, professor of Vocal and choral conducting department at Culture and Arts Institute of Moscow City Pedagogical University. For more than half a century he is working with professional, training and amateur choirs. Since 1968 he is the founder and artistic director of Chamber choir “Gaudeamus” of Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Vladimir is a jury member of national and international choral competitions and festivals.  He’s the author of more than 200 works on choral singing and musical pedagogy, the chairman of academic choirs commission of Moscow musical society and a member of the Presidium of All-Russian choral society.