Gergiev announced the names of the laureates-conductors of the International Rachmaninov Competition in the specialty

International Rachmaninoff Competition/Alexander Shapunov 1st Prize and Gold Medal: Philip Selivanov / Russia and Gurgen Petrosyan / Russia II prize and silver medal: Clement Noncieu / France and Ivan Nikiforchin / Russia III Prize and Bronze Medal: Arseniy Shuplyakov / Russia and Haoran Li / China IV Prize and Diploma – not awarded 5th Prize … Read more

Putin invited Gergiev to think about recreating the directorate of the Mariinsky Theater and the Bolshoi Theater

globallookpress/Zamir Usmanov Russian President Vladimir Putin invited conductor Valery Gergiev to think about recreating a common directorate for the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres. The head of state came up with this idea at a meeting with laureates of awards in the field of culture and art. According to the Russian leader, the directorate of the … Read more

The mayor of Munich demanded that Gergiev speak out about the events in Ukraine

Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter called on conductor Valery Gergiev, who leads the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, to distance himself from the “cruel war of aggression” against Ukraine. “If Valery Gergiev does not make his position clear by Monday, he will not be able to remain the principal conductor of our Philharmonic,” Reiter stressed. Earlier, a similar … Read more