On September 6-10, a number of concerts by Kazan Zhiganov State Conservatory will take place in Germany. Performances by the Conservatory Student Symphony Orchestra and Choir conducted by Leo Kremer (Germany) will be held as part of the international cultural project "Russian Seasons".
The compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and Anton Bruckner will be performed at four venues. Thus, on September 6, a concert is scheduled at the Palatinate Historical Museum in Speyer, an exhibition complex founded in the 19th century and welcoming about 200,000 visitors a year. In 2015, the Kazan Conservatory has already performed with a concert of symphony music at this place.
On September 7, artists will meet their audience at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Liebfrauenkirche), a Catholic church erected in the late 19th century, in Püttlingen.
On September 8, they will perform at St. Lawrence Cathedral in Hülzweiler, where they have staged a show four years ago. On September 10, a concert will be given at the Church of the Cisterian Monastery in Eußerthal.
The Kazan Zhiganov State Conservatory was founded in April 1945 as a center of professional musical art of Povolzhye (the Volga Region). The founder and first President of the Conservatory was Nazib Gayazovich Zhiganov — a talented composer, an outstanding cultural figure who made a significant contribution to the history of music art in Tatarstan. Musicians whose names now are emblematic of the cultural heritage of Russia graduated from the Conservatory. Among its first graduates are the globally acclaimed composers and performers, such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Oleg Lundstrem, Almaz Monasipov, İlham Şakirov.
Today, the Conservatory is headed by the People's Artist of Russia, Dr. Prof. Rubin Abdullin. More than 800 students and graduates from Russia, Korea, Japan, China and other countries study at the Conservatory.
The Student Choir of the Kazan Conservatory is an unparalleled performing group, representing for many years not only the conservatory itself, but also the Republic on musical stages of Russia and Europe. This isone of the oldest (and at the same time the youngest as to its members' age) of the choirs of Kazan and Tatarstan. Since 1997, the student choir has been directed by one of the leading choir conductors in Russia, the Head of the Chair for Choir Conducting of the Kazan Conservatory, Honored Artist of Russia and Tatarstan, Dr. Prof. Vladislav Lukyanov.
The group performs in European cities, being a frequent guest of music festivals in Russia and abroad. Itssignature genre was and remains an a'cappella choral miniature.
Leo Kremer is a German conductor, organist, pianist who celebrated his 75th birthday in 2019. Maestro Kremer has been collaborating with art groups of the Kazan Conservatory for over 30 years. Along with the Conservatory Student Symphony Orchestra and Choir, he has been given major performances in cities of Germany and Italy for many years.
Collaborating with the Student Orchestra and Choir of the Kazan Conservatory, Leo Kremer provided artistic direction for such concert programs as the first performance in Kazan of “St. John Passion” and “Christmas Oratorio” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Coronation Mass” (Krönungsmesse) and “The Abduction from the Seraglio” opera Singspiel by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Leo Kremer is a winner of international organ competitions in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy. As the Chapel Master of the Cathedral in Speyer, he heads the Philharmonic Choir, the Symphoniette Saarbrücken Chamber Orchestra, the Bach Society of Saarland. He teaches at the Higher Music Schools of Saarbrücken and Mannheim, serves on a jury of international contests.
September 6 – Palatinate Historical Museum in Speyer.
September 7 – Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Liebfrauenkirche) in Püttlingen.
September 8 – St. Lawrence Cathedral in Hülzweiler.
September 10 – Church of the Cisterian Monastery in Eußerthal.