Rachmaninoff Hall
of Tchaikovsky
Moscow State Conservatory

The Moscow State Conservatory named after Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky is a higher musical educational institution in Moscow, one of the leading music universities in Russia and in the world. Nikolai Grigoryevich Rubinstein (a co-founder was Prince Nikolai Petrovich Trubetskoy) created the Moscow Conservatory in 1866 on the basis of the Music Classes organized by him in 1860 together with Vasily Alekseevich Kologrivov of the Moscow Branch of the Imperial Russian Musical Society. The building, which includes classrooms and concert halls, was rebuilt from the house of Count M. S. Vorontsov in 1895-1901. An architect was V. P. Zagorsky and a sculptor was A. A. Aladin. In 1932-1933, the three-storey building was built according to the project of I. E. Bondarenko. In 1983, the building of the Synodal School of Church Singing was attached to the Conservatory (the former Kolychev House, in the style of classicism, was erected at the end of the XVIII century by an unknown architect of the M. F. Kazakov school; since 1925, the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University was located there). During the years of Soviet power, the Sunday Workers’ Conservatory (1927-1933) and the Music Workers’ Faculty (1929-1935) were organized to prepare the children of workers and peasants for admission to the Moscow Conservatory. The Military Conducting Faculty was established on the basis of the Military Kapellmeister Department of the Conservatory, in accordance with the order of the People’s Commissar of Defence of the USSR and the People’s Commissar of Education of the RSFSR №183 of November 28, 1935. On June 22, 1941, 30 students were studying at the military faculty. In the 2000s, this faculty was transferred from the subordination of the MGK named after P. I. Tchaikovsky to the Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, and then to the Military University of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. On May 7, 1940, by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, the Moscow Conservatory was named after Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Tchaikovsky Scholarships were established for especially gifted students of the Faculty of Composition. In 1954, a monument to P. I. Tchaikovsky was unveiled in front of the Great Hall of the Conservatory. On March 18, 1958, the Conservatory hosted the opening of the First International Tchaikovsky Competition. There is a special hall named after the great Russian composer Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory – Rachmaninoff Hall. It is both the oldest and the newest concert hall of the Moscow Conservatory. It hosts many chamber and choral concerts, including both ancient and modern music.

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