Admittance of applications for participation in the 2021 “Pure Sound” International Award for the Best Recording of Russian Academic Music has been opened on the official website of the Award.
The American magazine 'History Rundown' included the works written by a composer, Honored Artist of the USSR, a member of the Council of Russian Musical Union Eugene Doga, in the rating of the best classical music compositions.
Victory Day is a special holiday for all Russians. May 9 is the date to pay tribute to those who defended their homeland - fought at the front or worked in the rear, bringing the Great Victory closer. Also, it is the day to look into old family photo albums and remember those who worthily passed the ordeals of the war years. With that idea, Russian Musical Union and Russian Cinema company have organized the social patriotic project “We Remember”, which gives everyone the opportunity to share their family’s story. The project is dedicated to May 9, but will last throughout the anniversary 2020, which marks the 75th anniversary of the Victory, and thereafter.
The results of the preliminary selection of Russian Competition of Young Composers, timed to coincide with the 67th session of the International Forum of Broadcasting Organizations "International Rostrum of Composers", have been announced. The selection took place in the form of absentee voting by the jury.
From March 1 to May 17, 2020, the II Russian Competition of Young Composers and Music Journalists will be held in Moscow A creative competition is organized by Moscow Children's Music Schools No. 66 and No. 92 with the support of Russian Musical Union.
The Guild of Young Musicians "MolOt" of the Russian Musical Union and the Union of Composers of the Republic of Belarus hold the First Russian-Belarusian international competition of choral scores.
The enrollment of participants in the jubilee 10th International Academy of Young Composers begins, which will be held from August 30 to September 13, 2020 in the town of Tchaikovsky in the Perm Region. The hosts of the Academy are the Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization “The Center for New Musical Initiatives” and the Municipal Autonomous Institution of Culture “Tchaikovsky Center for the Development of Culture”.
Russian National Museum of Music, together with the Yandex media service, has opened access to a wide variety of online activities: from thematic playlists to virtual tours.
On March 11–13, 2020, the IV International Vocal Jazz Festival-Competition for Young Performers “GNESIN-JAZZ-VOICE-2020” was held in Moscow. The festival is hosted by Gnesins Russian Academy of Music with the support of Russian Musical Union (RMU) and under the auspices of the Russian Federation Commission for UNESCO.
Igor Butman, a saxophonist, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, member of the Council of Russian Musical Union, on the eve of the Triumph of Jazz music festival, told 5-tv.ru in an interview what he thinks about Russian jazz staging and how to love jazz.
Over 11 days, several world premieres took place in Sochi within the framework of the XIII Winter International Art Festival under the direction of the co-Chairman of the Council of Russian Musical Union Yuri Bashmet, as published on the official website of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
From January 27 to 29, 2020, Samara hosted the 7th Russian Congress of Musical Show Sound Producers, organized by Dmitry Vdovin, a sound director, with the support of Bose Professional Division and the Sound Engineering Department of the Samara State University of Culture. Russian Musical Union has been an official partner of the Congress since 2019.
Russian National Museum of Music and Russian Music Publishing House announced the release of the complete collection of works by Sergei Rachmaninoff in 50 books. The project is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian composer.
On February 1, a conference of the Association of Folk and Choral Performers of Russian Musical Union was held in the Column Hall of the Nobility Assembly of Tula Town.
On December 7, 2019, the Concert Hall of Gnesins Russian Academy of Music hosted the awarding ceremony of the IX International Competition for Young Performers Gnesin Jazz 2019. Russian Musical Union was a partner of the festival.
From November 25 to December 3, 2019, the year of the 25th anniversary of Vladimir Spivakov International Charitable Fund, with the participation of UNESCO and the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY), Moscow will host the XVI International Festival "Moscow Meets Friends" - the Fund’s largest project. Russian Musical Union is a partner of the Festival.
At the end of October, Moscow hosted the first ceremony of awarding the laureates of the International Award for Best Audio Recording of Russian Academic Music entitled “Pure Sound” established by Russian Musical Union. The winners were determined in eight categories - from opera to the publication of archival audio recordings. Alexander Klevitsky, General Director of the Russian Musical Union, in an interview with "Cultural Mania", revealed interesting facts about the new award to support the national music industry.
On October 10, with the support of the Russian Musical Union, in St. Petersburg the final of the V International Music Festival “Film Song” was held. The competition was held as part of the "Aurora" Film and Television Music Festival.
On October 23 - 27, the First International Competition and Festival of Guitarists and Composers “The Time of the Guitar” was held in Moscow, organized by the Russian Musical Union in cooperation with Moscow International Association of Guitar Art (MMAGI).
The second day of the intensive program of the International Symposium “The Recording Industry in Classical Music”, which took place in Moscow on October 22-23 as part of the Pure Sound Award, began with a series of workshops and discussions. The forum has become the largest industry event dedicated to the problems of the recording industry. Russian Musical Union hosted the Symposium.