Computer announced the most original classical composer in history


Sergei Rachmaninoff is the most original composer in the world of those who worked in the era of Baroque, Classicism, and Romanticism. A computer algorithm created by Korean scientists made this conclusion. The famous Russian musician was ahead of Bach, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. The experts set themselves the task of determining the greatest innovator in […]


Igor Butman appointed Director of the State College of Brass Art

Igor Butman, the head of Moscow Jazz Orchestra was appointed by Moscow authorities as the Director of the State College of Brass Art. Igor Butman, the Honored Artist of Russia, President of the Authors’ Council of Russian Authors’ Society, thanked the Head of the Department of Culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky for the trust in […]


Igor Butman goes on tour in the USA


From January 30 to February 12, 2020, concerts of the Moscow Jazz Orchestra and Quintet of Igor Butman will be held in various cities in the USA. As part of the tour, musicians will perform in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Chicago, and Boston. The bands will perform jazz standards, popular works in the original arrangements […]


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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 […]