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Department of Opera and Symphonic Conducting

Bachelor’s program


ZIVA, Vladimir Petrovich

Head of the Department


Awards and achievements of the educational program. International professional-public accreditation (Certificate 1341-08-A002 of May 25, 2012).

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Teaching staff. High-quality training is provided by the highly qualified teaching staff including three Professors, two Associate Professors, one holder of the title of Honored Artist of the USSR, one Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, one Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation, two laureates of the national award, three laureates of all-Russian and international competitions.

Academy partners within the educational program. The Bolshoi Symphonic Orchestra named after P.I. Tchaikovsky, the Russian National Orchestra, the State Academic Symphonic Orchestra of Russia named after E.F. Svetlanov, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Singing Center in Moscow, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, and symphonic orchestras of Omsk, Ulyanovsk, Lipetsk, the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the orchestra of the Orpheus radio station.

The department organizes master classes of famous Russian and foreign musicians. The lessons given by Denis Michel, a French pianist and conductor, Head of the ScholaCantorum (France), and many other musicians were a great success.

Students’ and alumni’s achievements. Two reporting concerts of student ensembles are given annually. The orchestras perform in large concert halls of Moscow and on tours in Dubna, Zvenigorod, Tver, Kostroma, Volgograd, Yaroslavl. In 2013 the Chamber Orchestra became a laureate and holder of the Audience Choice Award (the first prize) at the international festival “European Academies of Music” in Warsaw (conductor A.S. Rein).

Russian Gnessin Academy of Music and Academy of Choral Art named after V.S. Popov implemented the joint project which became one of the most important creative initiatives. They performed the Aleko opera by S.V. Rachmaninoff with the participation of the symphonic orchestra of Russian Gnessin Academy of Music under the direction of A.A. Soloviev, soloists and the Choir of Academy of Choral Art.

Many students of the department perform eventful concert activities during their studies.

Facilities and resources. The academy has all necessary material and technical facilities to ensure high quality of the educational process. There is a dormitory equipped with rehearsal rooms, a gym and an auditorium, and a sports ground.

Opportunities for students. Alumni are qualified for artistic direction of symphonic, chamber and opera symphonic orchestra, for concert performances, musical, theatrical and pedagogical activities. Students undertake their internship in the Opera Studio Theater named after Iu.A. Speransky giving musical performances. The best students are allowed to conduct the symphonic orchestra of the academy.

Employment prospects. Conductor of opera symphonic orchestra, teacher.