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The 9th International Contest of young performers “Gnesin Jazz 2019” ended in Moscow


On December 7, 2019, in the Concert Hall of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music hosted the award ceremony of the 9th Competition and Festival of young jazz musicians “Gnesin Jazz 2019″. The chairman of the jury, creator and inspirer of the competition is Anatoly Kroll, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Vice-President of the […]


Igor Butman hosted the VII Festival “Future of Jazz”


From November 8 to 10, the VII Festival “Future of Jazz” took place in Moscow. It is an international musical project, the founder and art director of which is Igor Butman, Honored Artist of Russia, and President of the Authors Council of the Russian Authors’ Society. The event is designed to acquaint the audience with […]


Alexander Sokolov, Member of the Authors Council of RAO, told about shooting of the film “Organ Symphony”


At the end of September, the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory presented the full-length documentary feature film “Organ Symphony” about the latest creation of the great French organ master Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. The film tells the story of creation and restoration of the organ of the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, which took place from 2014 […]


Crisis measures: Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) introduced long overdue changes to the Articles of Association of the organization at its extraordinary conference


At a meeting of the extraordinary conference of the Russian Authors’ Society (RAO), held on October 24 in Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow, important amendments were made to the Articles of Association of the organization to bring it into line with the changed legislation and increase the efficiency of solving urgent matters. The meeting was […]


St. Petersburg will host one of the largest jazz conferences in Europe again


On November 15 and 16, the III International Forum Fest Jazz Across Borders (JAB) will be held as part of the VIII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. JAB is the first and only professional platform in Russia for local and global jazz community representatives to meet. The Forum Fest was first held at the VI […]


Tchaikovsky Conservatory received international accreditation


The Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory successfully passed international accreditation. Now the diplomas issued by it will be recognized abroad, said Alexander Sokolov, President of the Conservatory, and Member of the Authors’ Council of the Russian Authors’ Society (RAO). “This year we are the first among conservatories to pass international accreditation,” said Alexander Sokolov. – A […]


Igor Butman: The lack of emotions will not allow artificial intelligence to write a musical masterpiece


“Artificial intelligence does not have emotions and does not make mistakes in music that can become a new trend or inspiration”, said Igor Butman, the Honored Artist of Russia, and President of the Authors’ Council at the Russian Authors’ Society (RAO), at the Sochi Jazz Festival, answering a question about attitude to neural music. According […]


London welcomed a unique Russian-British orchestra


In the framework of the cross-year of music between Russia and Great Britain, London hosted the presentation of the first in the history the Russian-British Festival Orchestra Britten-Shostakovich, the creation of which was inspired by the friendship of the two great composers of the 20th century. The Orchestra included 86 young musicians aged 18 – […]


“Jazz musicians must win the competition”, said President of the Authors’ Council at Russian Authors’ Society (RAO)


The Museum and Reserve “Gorki Leninsky” hosted one of the main musical summer events named “Jazz Seasons”. Exclusively for Forbes Life, the President of the Authors’ Council at Russian Authors’ Society (RAO), the artistic director of the festival Igor Butman spoke about his favorite albums, the future of Russian jazz, and the role of music […]