The international forum-fest Jazz Across Borders (JAB) was held online on November 13 and 14. The event was held with the support of the Russian Musical Union and the Directorate of educational programs in the field of culture and art of the Moscow Department of Culture. The forum brought together over 10,000 people from 70 countries of the world.
Russian Musical Union supported the Art Masters National Open Championship of Creative Competencies, being a partner of the competition in the category "Composer and Arranger". The results of the competition were summed up in Moscow in October.
Pianist Mikhail Buzin won the first prize at the XIV International Competition for the Performance of Contemporary Music in Orleans (France). He also received the prize for the best performance of Polish music and the prize named after the pianist Samson France. Pianist Dmitry Batalov won the second prize and special awards named after Edison Denisov, the pianist Claude Elfer, the pianist Samson Pascal François, as well as an invitation to the residence named after Henri Dutille.
The Guild of Young Musicians "MolOt" of the Russian Musical Union together with the Belarusian Society of Contemporary Music, the Main Department of Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of Minsk Regional Executive Committee and the Molodechno State College of Music named after M.K. Oginsky will hold the VI International Symphony Forum-Workshop among the CIS Countries named after M.K. Oginsky. Free online teaching courses for students and graduates of music educational institutions, selected on a competitive basis, will be held for a week and a half - from November 10 to 20, 2020.
The Association of Musical Museums and Collectors, the Russian Cultural Foundation, the Russian National Museum of Music and the "Mir-Mio" Association launched to the 180th anniversary of P.I. Tchaikovsky, the project entitled "Tchaikovsky Unites the World" - admirers of the composer's work from different countries will jointly perform one of his works.
The names of the winners of the first Russian National Award "Organist of the Year", established by the Foundation for the Development of Creative Initiatives, Russian Musical Union and the 'Musical Life' critics journal, were announced. On October 17, a ceremony of awarding the winners took place at the Kaliningrad Cathedral.
The Guild of Young Musicians "International MolOt" of Russian Musical Union and the Department of Music Theory and Composition of the Saratov State Conservatory named after L.V. Sobinov, host the XIII International Competition for Young Composers named after A.G. Schnittke.
The collective of the St. Petersburg MolOt-Ensemble with the support of Russian Musical Union has begun a series of master classes for musicians called "New Instrumentation".
Representatives of Russian Musical Union, a member of the International Music Council (IMC) in the status of National Music Council of Russia, took part in the annual assembly of the European Music Council (EMC), which was held on September 6, 2020 in the format of an online conference.
Russian Musical Union opened on its website a unique electronic music library "The Golden Funds of Russian Symphonic and Choral Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries", thanks to which musicians will have access to rare symphonic and choral works by prominent Russian composers.
The Obraztsova Foundation has completed accepting applications for the International Vocal Competition "Jose Carreras Grand Prix". The organizers received 287 applications from 30 countries.