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Teatralnaya Pl 3, St Petersburg 190000, Russia
+7 812 571 9104
Bachelor of Music. Four years. Studies include performance (classical, opera, music theatre, folk, early music), choral and orchestral conducting, composition, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music pedagogy, stage management for opera and ballet, drama, choreography. Bachelor of Music - Specialist. Five years. In performance, opera, choral and orchestral conducting, composition. For advanced students.
Master of Music. In performance, choral and orchestral conducting, composition. Doctor of Musical Arts. Doctor of Philosophy.
A three-month post-graduate performance program is offered.
The Conservatory was founded in 1862, the first in Russia, with Anton Rubinstein and Henrick Wieniawski among the founding members. Tchaikovsky was one of the first graduates, and others include Lyadov, Myaskovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Efrem Zimbalist. Professors have included Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Sergei Slonimski, Arensky, Stravinsky and the conductor Nikolai Malko. The Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theatre (formerly the Kirov Opera and Ballet Theatre) are directly opposite the Conservatory. There are eight faculties: keyboard, orchestral instruments, composition, vocal studies/stage direction, musicology, conducting, folk instruments, and professional development/higher pedagogical education. Regular masterclass programs are held. Facilities include two performance halls and a 1,700-seat opera/ballet theatre. The library contains some 600,000 volumes as well as 7000 manuscripts of Russian and European composers. A preparatory division offers tuition to aspiring musicians and there is an attached secondary school of music. Language of instruction is Russian.