International Symposium "Prokofiev. XXI century" will be held in the framework of the Cultural Forum

Prokofiev. XXI century” international symposium will take place from December 1 until December 3, 2016 as part of the V St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. The event is organized by the Glinka All-Russian Museum Union of Musical Culture, the Directorate of St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.



The idea of the Symposium is to unite leading musical experts, performers, composers, Russian and foreign cultural figures around the name of Sergey Prokofiev and to involve the wide audience into a discussion of issues of novelty and actuality in art and the impact of Prokofiev’s music on contemporary culture.


The main topic of the Symposium are actual matters of exploring the cultural heritage of Sergei Prokofiev and his impact on the contemporary composition school; the manifestation of the great composer’s music in contemporary art; performing and theoretical interpretations of his works. Representative of leading cultural and educational institutions of Russia, USA, Great Britain, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Israel and Japan are among the participants.


The Symposium is intersectional and is organized in the innovative format of a synthesis of classical and modern disciplines.


CLASSIC – theoretical block with famous experts and young researchers. Consists of reports, discussions and debates. The following prominent experts have confirmed participation: professor of Princeton University Simon Morrison (USA), professor of Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg Conservatory Leonid Gakkel (Russia), professor of Royal Conservatory of Scotland Rita MacAllister (Great Britain), professor of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory Konstantin Zenkin (Russia), associate professor of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory Natalia Savkina (Russia), professor of Gnessin State Musical College Tatyana Tsaregradskaya (Russia), researcher of Hokkaido University Kieko Kamikate (Japan) and many others.


NON-CLASSIC – practical block intended for the wide audience, includes music of various genres and interesting creative projects. The program includes presentations, panel discussions, interviews, workshops, speeches and TV-broadcasts, as well as a rich program of open thematic musical events at various sites in Saint Petersburg. People’s Artists of Russia Anatoliy Kroll and Igor Butman, famous musical figures, including Boris Andrianov (cello), Viktor Sologub (“Strange Games”, “Pop-mechanics”, “Deadushki” bands, joint projects with Boris Grebenshchikov and Vyacheslav Butusov), Kirill Ivanov (SBPCh band), Dmitry Chetvergov (world-famous guitar player) are among the participants. Special guest – composer and producer Gabriel Prokofiev (grandson of Sergey Prokofiev, Great Britain)


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