Concert of Pratum Integrum, an Orchestra of Ancient Instruments, and Master Classes by professors of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory — Olga Ivusheykova and Marina Katarzhnova — Held in Belgorod

17 October 2016

A performance of the Pratum Integrum Orchestra, a musical band playing on historical instruments under the direction of Pavel Serbin, was held on 13 October 2016 in the Organ Hall of the Belgorod State Philharmonic Society with the support of the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation.

On 14 October 2016, Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory professors Olga Ivusheykova (flute) and Marina Katarzhnova (violin), both laureates of international contests, held master classes at the S. A. Degtyarev College of Music at the Belgorod State Institute of Arts and Culture as part of the ‘Class of a Maestro’ project.

The concert and masterclasses were attended by teachers and students of music colleges and music and art schools for children in the Belgorod region.

Topics covered by the master classes included the particularities of the modern school of wind instruments, new flute playing techniques, the achievement of special sound effects, breathing exercise in the form of games, relaxation techniques for violin playing, the ability to relax during orchestral performances, and others.

“Master classes yield great cultural and educational benefits for the Russian music community. Meetings of this kind help students and teachers identify and overcome difficulties they face and lend tremendous support for developing and strengthening flute and other schools in the country,” said Olga Ivusheykova, a professor of the faculty of historical and contemporary performing arts at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory.

Since being launched in the Belgorod region, the ‘Class from a Maestro’ project has held master classes by professor Nikolai Komolyatov (guitar), an Honored Artist of Russia; guitarist Rovshan Mammadguliyev; professor Sergei Lukin (domra), a People’s Artist of Russia; professor Marina Karaseva, an Honored Artist of Russia and Doctor of Arts; Marina Kesselman (violin), an Honored Worker of Culture of Russia; and professor Irina Bochkova (violin), a People’s Artist of Russia.

The aim of the ‘Class of a Maestro’ project of the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation is to develop musical education in Russia, support young talented performers, and provide advanced training for teachers of music schools and colleges.

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