Great Hall of the Moscow conservatory

Great Hall of the Moscow conservatory is one of the most famous concert venues not only in Moscow and Russia but in the world – thanks to its wonderful decoration, comfortable location and – which is the most important for the musicians – perfect acoustics.

It was opened on 7 (20) April 1901.

The building was made under the project of architect V. Zagorsky. The Hall’s famous façade was a feature of the building previously staying here – a house of Russian princess Ekaterina Dashkova which was built on this place in the end of the 18th century.

A big part of the whole work – from the furniture and carpets to the organ of Paris «А. Cavaille-Coll» company (1899) presently staying in the Hall – was funded by Russian patrons of arts. The organ of the Hall was regarded as one of the best organ in the world during the Paris exhibition of 1900. Great Hall for Moscow is much bigger then a concert hall only. During the First World War (1915 – 1917) it was a hospital here, and in a period of 1924 – 1933 at daytime the Hall was used as a popular movie theatre.

Since 1940 the Conservatory was named after Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and in 1954 the monument to him was opened in front of the Great Hall.

The best soloists, orchestras and ensembles of the world play their concerts here. A number of international festival and competitions take place at the Great Hall, and among them there is the most famous in the world Tchaikovsky Competition. And it is considered as the most favorite hall in Moscow.

Now the Great Hall building is known as the Nikolay Rubinstein building (formerly the Fourth study building of the Moscow conservatory).

Capacity: 1737 seats

Address:  Bolshaya Nikitskaya, 13, metro station «Arbatskaya»

The Great Hall of the State Kremlin Palace

The Great Hall of the State Kremlin Palace is the main stage of Russia, one of the best and most prestigious theatrical and concert venues in the world.
The calling card of the Great Hall is large-scale musical shows, performances of A-list celebrities, ballet performances, film premieres and circus performances. Also worth noting are concert programs dedicated to various memorable, historical and anniversary dates, various days commemorating people and professions that have made significant contributions to the spiritual authority and greatness of Russia. During the past five decades, the creative performances on the main stage of the country wrote many brilliant and unforgettable pages in the cultural history of Russian art. And the technical reconstruction of the Palace made the stage an attractive place for the most famous and popular world stars. The hall can accommodate almost 6,000 spectators and is equipped with a sound system corresponding to the world's best state-of-the-art standards, and also the most advanced lighting equipment. That is why the Great Hall of the State Kremlin Palace hosts performances of the world's leading musicians, who generally have extremely high demands when it comes to the acoustic qualities. Read more...

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