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Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory

About Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory

The Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory was founded in 1995 by its artistic director and conductor, Boris Tevlin. The ensemble concentrates on contemporary music and offers the public a large number of world and Russian premieres. The choir has been a guest in Austria (Lockenhaus), Switzerland (Zurich), Italy (La fabbrica del canto), the United States (Sixth World Symposium on Choral Music in Minneapolis), Germany (Usedom), Poland (composer concerts of Krzysztof Penderecki, John Tavener), France (2e Biennale d’art vocal), Japan (Festival of Russian Culture in Japan 2006). The choir takes part in international music festivals in Moscow and performs with outstanding contemporary musicians such as Yuri Bashmet, Valery Gergiyev, Mark Gorenstein, Eduard Grach, Vladimir Kraynev, Daniil Kramer, Teodor Currentzis, Robert DeLeo, Yekaterina Mechetina, Ivan Monighetti, Alexei Ogrinchuk, Nikolai Petrov, Alexander Rudin, Yuri Simonov, Justus Frantz, and Eric Ericson. In the few years since its founding the choir was awarded the following honors: the grand prize and two gold medals at the Concorso Corale Internazionale in Riva del Garda (Italy, 1998), first prize in the international Johannes- Brahms-Chorwettbewerb in Wernigerode (Germany, 1999), winner of the first World Choir Games in Linz (Austria, 2000), first prize of the Twentieth International Choral Competition for Russian Orthodox Church Music in Haynovka (Poland, 2003). The choir’s discography includes twentieth-century choral music, a cappella pieces by Alfred Schnittke, and works by Sergey Rachmaninov, Sofia Gubaidulina, Dmitri Shostakovich, Rodion Shchedrin, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, and Edward Elgar.