• Festivals and Contests
    Kuznetsov International Folk Instrument Performers Contest
    Kuznetsov International Folk Instrument Performers Contest
    The competition is named after the outstanding performer and teacher A.I. Kuznetsova. Young musicians are invited to participate - performers on the button accordion, accordion, balalaika, domra, harp and guitar, as well as on national instruments, for example, a kantele. The competition program includes seminars, round tables, master classes, individual consultations.
    address: St. Petersburg Mussorgsky College of Music
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (konkurskuznezova@mail.ru)
    From: 15 December 2019
    Till: 24 February 2020
  • Festivals and Contests
    2nd St. Petersburg New Year Book Salon
    2nd St. Petersburg New Year Book Salon
    The Petersburg Book Salon is always a big citywide celebration, which has become a real festival of culture and arts. The project is very popular among residents and guests of the Northern capital. The program of the upcoming New Year's book show includes presentations of new books, performances by winners of literary festivals and competitions, performances, film screenings, creative meetings and other events that will please literature lovers and book professionals.
    address: “ArtPlay” Design Center
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (404-63-16)
    From: 14 December 2019
    Till: 17 December 2019
  • Art Exhibitions
    Vladlen Gavrilchik. Retrospective exhibition
    Vladlen Gavrilchik. Retrospective exhibition
    A retrospective exhibition featuring works by the legendary Leningrad nonconformist artist Vladlen Gavrilchik (1929-2017) mainly from private collections and also owned by the MoNA.
    address: “Pushkinskaya-10” Art Center. Museum of nonconformist art
    From: 14 December 2019
    Till: 26 January 2020
  • Festivals and Contests
    “ARTS SQUARE” 20th International Winter Festival
    “ARTS SQUARE” 20th International Winter Festival
    The festival, inspired by Maestro Yuri Temirkanov, continues the tradition of the St. Petersburg noble winter seasons with splendid balls, exhibitions, and concerts. The arts festival takes place in one of the most beautiful squares of St. Petersburg, artistic framing of which is created by the Shostakovich Academic Philharmonic, Theater of Musical Comedy, Mikhailovsky Theater, Russian Museum, and the Russian Ethnographic Museum.
    address: Shostakovich Academic Philharmonic, Mikhailovsky Theater of Opera and Ballet, St. Petersburg Theater of Musical Comedy, St. Isaac’s Cathedral Monument Museum. Museum-monument “The Church of the Resurrection of Christ” (“The Savior on Blood”), State Russian Museum
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (240-01-00, 240-01-80)
    From: 14 December 2019
    Till: 24 December 2019
  • Art Exhibitions
    "Hair"
    "Hair"
    The first exhibition in Russia showcasing the winners and finalists shortlisted as the Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year at HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards encourages us to look at hair as a canvas to create inspirational and awe-inspiring artworks. Modern hairstyle is a manifesto of sorts, a social and aesthetic gesture whose meaning transpires instantly. That is why the art of hairdressing still retains its pristinely sacral nature: this is true magic — enticing, mesmerising, and astonishing. Real masters of this craft not only create a certain style — they conjure a unique fantasy vision born of boundless imagination.
    address: Erarta Contemporary Art Museum
    From: 13 December 2019
    Till: 05 April 2020
  • Art Exhibitions
    "ROUGH TONGUE OF THE POSTER. POSTERS OF THE WWI PERIOD FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE CENTRAL NAVAL MUSEUM”"
    "ROUGH TONGUE OF THE POSTER. POSTERS OF THE WWI PERIOD FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE CENTRAL NAVAL MUSEUM”"
    During WWI agitation posters had gone mainstream. The main topics were calling up for military service, subscription for a war loan, aid for the wounded, caricature of the enemy. The exhibition shows the artistic posters drawn by by Dmitry Moor, Aristarkh Lentulov and Kasimir Malevich. Some texts for the posters were written by Vladimir Mayakovsky.
    address: Central Naval Museum
    From: 12 December 2019
    Till: 05 April 2020
  • Art Exhibitions
    "Alexander Myasoyedov. Carnival in Rome"
    "Alexander Myasoyedov. Carnival in Rome"
    "Carnival in Rome During the Visit of the Grand Duke and His Retinue" (1839) – is the historical title of the exhibited work. It is a unique historical and iconographic document. The author was an amateur artist, retired military Alexander Petrovich Myasoyedov. The painting, created with amazing skills in portraying and representing the smallest details of the event, has impressed contemporaries of the artist with its originality and rightly became a unique historical and artistic heritage of the first half of the XIX century.
    address: Russian Museum
    From: 12 December 2019
    Till: 28 April 2020
  • Festivals and Contests
    “PIANO TRIO FEST” St. Petersburg Piano Trio Festival
    “PIANO TRIO FEST” St. Petersburg Piano Trio Festival
    For the first time, the festival will bring together the best chamber ensembles in St. Petersburg, representing the classical composition of the Piano Trio (piano, violin and cello). This is a unique opportunity for Petersburg residents and city visitors to hear compositions of different eras and styles written in this genre performed by outstanding musicians from Russia and Europe. The festival will be attended by the St. Petersburg Capella Symphony Orchestra.
    address: St. Petersburg Academic State Capella
    Hosted by: Оргкомитет Фестиваля (https://www.spbtrio.com/ru/home) Organizing Committee (https://www.spbtrio.com/ru/home)
    From: 12 December 2019
    Till: 14 December 2019
  • Festivals and Contests
    53rd Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema
    53rd Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema
    The festival will present the latest in Japanese cinema - the best films made over the past 2 years, which combine tradition and modern visual language, spiritual beginning and entertainment, exoticism and universal humanistic values. In the 2019 program, films for the whole family coexist with more extreme genre patterns. Petersburg audiences will see the fabulous anime “Children of the Sea”, the fantastic comedy “Dance with Me”, the youth thriller “12 Guys, the documentary biography of the wonderful pianist“ Fujiko ”and the comedy“ We Are Little Zombies ”.
    address: “Peterburg-Kino”, “Rodina” Cinema Center
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (pr@coolconnections.ru)
    From: 12 December 2019
    Till: 23 December 2019
  • Festivals and Contests
    "ART TRANSACTION" International Festival
    "ART TRANSACTION" International Festival
    The international festival, showing the relationship of rapidly developing technologies and the contemporary world, will introduce new forms of art that combine painting, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, sculpture, street art, machine learning, blockchain technology and copyright. The program includes: exhibition of works by contemporary artists, lectures, performances, concerts, project presentations and creative meetings.
    address: "Master" Gallery
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (8-901-746-62-32)
    From: 12 December 2019
    Till: 14 December 2019
  • Festivals and Contests
    “PRESENTIMENT CHRISTMAS” 4th International Choral Festival and Contest
    “PRESENTIMENT CHRISTMAS” 4th International Choral Festival and Contest
    The festival takes place on Christmas Eve,, a holiday that unites people all over the world. The concert programs will present the best samples of the singing heritage. Choirs and ensembles of professional and young musicians will perform Christmas songs under the arches of the most beautiful churches of St. Petersburg.
    address: St. Isaac’s Cathedral, city concert halls and cathedrals
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (328-39-21)
    From: 12 December 2019
    Till: 15 December 2019
  • Festivals and Contests
    “SCHOOL. STUDIO. MASTERSKAYA” 3rd Theater Festival
    “SCHOOL. STUDIO. MASTERSKAYA” 3rd Theater Festival
    "School. Studio. Masterskaya” annually gathers creative, enthusiastic people and presents interesting performances to Russian and foreign theater studios. This year theatrical groups from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Ulan-Ude and Estonia will take part in the festival. The program: performances, lectures, creative laboratories, meetings with directors, playwrights and theater experts.
    address: “Masterskaya” St. Petersburg Theater, “LenDok” St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio, Dostoevsky Literary-memorial Museum
    Hosted by: Organizing Committee (922-21-42)
    From: 12 December 2019
    Till: 17 December 2019
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