Российская академия музыки имени Гнесиных

Aleksandr S. RYZHINSKIY, Rector of Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, Professor, Doctor of Arts, a laureate of the Russian Federation Government Award.

Professional and social responsibilities:

  • Deputy Chairman of the Federal Academic Methodological Association in higher education on the integrated group of specialties and fields of study 53.00.00 Musical Art;
  • a member of the expert working group of the Presidential National Council for Professional Qualifications – a representative of arts and culture HEIs;
  • an accredited expert of the Federal Service for Supervision of Education and Science, the leader of the expert groups that carry out state accreditation;
  • an accredited international expert participating in professional-public accreditation procedures abroad.

Professional and research activities:

  • the founder, artistic director and principal conductor of Altro Coro Gnesins Ensemble of Contemporary Choral Music - the frequent winner of the World and European Choir Games which is ranked sixth in Top 10 world’s best choirs;
  • an international expert of the INTERKULTUR World Choir Council (Germany);
  • the author of over 50 publications about studying and performing of the 20th – 21st century choral music.

Address: 30-36, Povarskaya Street, Moscow, 121069, Russia

Rector's Office: +7 495 691-15-54, e-mail:

Admissions Office: +7 495 690-69-63, +7 968 585-74-34, e-mail:

License: series 90Л01 №0009966, Reg. №2855 of September 19, 2019 valid indefinitely

The Academy was recognized to have undergone state accreditation of educational activity for six years pursuant to the Order of the Federal Service for Supervision of Education and Science of March 23, 2020 №374

53.03.01 Jazz and Popular Music Performance

53.03.02 Instrumental Performance

53.03.03 Vocal Studies

53.03.04 Folk Singing

53.03.05 Conducting

53.03.06 Musicology and Musical Applied Arts

53.04.01 Instrumental Performance

53.04.02 Vocal Studies

53.04.03 Folk Singing

53.04.04 Conducting

53.04.06 Musicology and Musical Applied Arts

53.05.01 Concert Performance

53.05.02 Artistic Direction of Opera and Symphony Orchestra and Choir

53.05.03 Sound Engineering

53.05.05 Music Studies

53.05.06 Composition

55.05.04 Producing

The most valuable object of cultural heritage of nations of the Russian Federation.

The basic organization for music and education-related cooperation of the CIS member states in the field of culture and art.