Instrumental Performance (Bachelor's program) in Gnesins Russian Academy of Music

Bachelor’s program (Orchestral Wind and Percussion Instruments major)

Orchestral Faculty,

Department of Brass Wind Instruments






Vyacheslav M. PROKOPOV,

Head of the Department

Tel. + 7 495 691-55-43


Current position in rankings. Gnesins Academy is ranked among Top 100 best Russian HEIs according to Forbes.

Achievements and awards. The program successfully underwent professional-public accreditation (the National Centre for Public Accreditation, 2014).

Most students are laureates of international and all-Russian competitions (named after E. Mravinsky, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, A. Nesterov, etc.). Teaching staff and graduates take an active part in the National Project for Culture, in the work of the Association of Wind Bands and Wind and Percussion Performers “The Valery Khalilov Wind Society.”

Teaching staff. The highly qualified teaching staff of the department includes one Doctor of Arts, eight Professors, one Associate Professor, three Assistant Professors, one PhD in History of Art, six Honored Artists, one Honored Art Worker, one Honored Cultural Worker of the RF, laureates of international competitions, soloists of top musical bands of Russia and Moscow.

Facilities and resources. Specially equipped classrooms for individual and practical classes in special disciplines, a library, an electronic reading hall, four concert halls, recording and video equipment.

Education. Academic activity is maintained at a high level due to creative and concert performance activities. Students undertake internships at Gnesins Academy, in the largest halls of Moscow and Russia, Gnesins State Musical College, State Academy of Brass Wind Art, Gnesins Moscow Specialized Secondary Music School.

Strategic partners. The world’s top brass wind performers – Ronald Romm, Leonard Candelaria (USA), Michael Ohnimus (Germany); the departments of wind instruments of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Ural, Nizhny Novgorod conservatories; Rostropovich Orenburg State Institute of Arts; music colleges of Kirov, Vladimir, and Ryazan; orchestras of famous Russian theaters and philharmonic orchestras; the Russian National Museum of Music, the Central House of Art Workers, the House of Scientists in Moscow, St. Petersburg Music House.

International projects and programs. Teaching staff and students participate in creative schools, master classes abroad, give solo and chamber concerts in Armenia (Yerevan Conservatory), China (the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing), Poland, Kazakhstan, perform on tours in Europe and Asia as part of top Russian musical bands.

Assistance and support for foreign students and teachers. International students and teaching staff are supported by the Dean’s Office for International Students and the Department of International Relations and Creative Projects.