Facts and figures
By the Order of Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation from the 30 November 2015 №2894 Federal state-funded cultural institution Russian state concert company “Sodruzhestvo” was renamed to Federal state-funded cultural institution Federal directorate of performing arts «ROSCONCERT». Federal directorate of performing arts «ROSCONCERT» continues “Sodruzhestvo”’s work, moreover acts as organizer of great new international events.
One of the most famous events in the world of classical music in 2016 had become The first Grand Piano Competition (art director – Denis Matsuev, organizer – ROSCONCERT). The competition was held in the halls of the Moscow Conservatory from 30 of April to 5 of May. Now it has a reputation as “Tchaikovsky Competition for children”. 107 applications from 18 countries were submitted for participation. There were 15 artists from Russia, Georgia, Belarus, China, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
The most important event in contemporary music area in Russia is Russian Music Competition which is also hosted by ROSCONCERT. The contest consists of four cycles and includes almost all specialties of academic performing art. There are auditions in every Federal region of Russia. Directions of 2016 – “Wind instruments, wind instruments ensemble”, “Percussion instruments”, “Organ”, “Harp”.
ROSCONCERT has organized a number of huge international projects. They include: The Official opening of Russian tourism year in Spain (gala-concert with Russian ballet stars in Teatro Real, 5th of April), The opening of the Chinese culture festival in Russia (with Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Olga Golodets and Vice Premier of the State Council of PRC Liu Yandong), Days of Belorussian culture in Russia, Days of Vietnamese culture in Russia, Days of Turkmenistan culture in Russia, Russian culture festival in India, gala-concert of Russian and Mongolian opera soloists in National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia as a part of the festivities of 95 years since establishing diplomatic relations between Russia and Mongolia, and others.
Russian state concert company “Sodruzhestvo” was originally founded as State concerts organization of USSR – “Souzconcert”. For more than two decades “Sodruzhestvo” has hosted different programs of international culture collaborations is aimed to promote Russian culture around the World – CIS states, Europe, Africa, Asia and America. The company co-operated with leading concert halls in Russia and abroad. “Sodruzhestvo” hosted massive creative events in Russia, it includes: XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, International Ballet Competition, Russian Music Competition, Russian Ballet Competition, Art evening meetings, concert programs, cinema and arts festivals, leading theatres tours of performing ensembles, exhibitions and conferences.
The new step of the company’s development is due to new director Andrey Malyshev – guild member of the producers. “Sodruzhestvo” started concerts organization such as Days of Russian culture in different countries (Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Iran); and return visits (Vietnam, Tunisia, India). Within those programs there are a lot of specific characters of contemporary Russian culture.
In 1991 due to Dissolution of the USSR the concerts geography has changed. Russian state concert company “Sodruzhestvo” was founded on the bases of “Souzconcert”.
In 1967 in order to improve the concerts and touring activities in Russia the decision was made to create the “single-Union Center for the planning and coordination of inter-republican touring of leading soloists and performing ensembles throughout the territory of the USSR”
«Souzconcert» has hosted tours of musical and drama theatres and opera and ballet theatre soloists around the USSR.
1980s “Souzconcert” has hosted concert events such as: “Night of the symphony”, “White nights”, “Russian winter”, “Moscow stars”. “Souzconcert” took a part in preparing and making a cultural program at the Olympic Games – 80.
Further completed projects has become festivals: "Moscow Stars", "Russian Winter", "Moscow Music Summer", "White Nights", "Kiev Spring", "Crimean Dawns", "Golden Autumn" and others.
In August 1972, the first creative team was made and has become operational at the "Souzconcert" based on experimental theatre named after G.I. Yudenich.
The main purpose of the "Souzconcert " activities during this period was the implementation of the exchange art achievements between Union republics, organization decades of music festivals; improvement and expansion of theatre, music, choreographic art propaganda; showing the best art ensembles and leading masters of the multinational Soviet art ... ".