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Dear friends, young musicians and all music lovers!

We welcome you and invite you to V St. Petersburg International Music Festival & Competition and Summer Academy "Grand Piano in Palace”! The festival is organized by the company "SymphonyArt" in St. Petersburg at the House of Composers. The festival includes a series of master classes and concerts devoted to performance and teaching of classical music on the highest level. Over the centuries St. Petersburg was the center of music and artistic culture. Friendly and hospitable atmosphere will leave no one indifferent.

The goal of our festival is to provide maximum conditions for a fruitful creative work of the participants. The program of the festival combines an intensive educational process with the follow-up performances during which a young musician has an opportunity to play on the same stage with world-class artists. We invite you to join our music celebration as an active participant or just as a guest. Here, at the very heart of St. Petersburg, in its historical center each of you will have a chance to increase your professional level taking individual lessons from highly qualified masters. You can also take part in every day concerts, attend educational seminars, lectures and open workshops as a chamber ensemble, a vocalist, a compositor and an individual solo player or with an orchestra. Lastly, you will have a chance to compete with ambitious young musicians of the international competition "Grand Piano in Palace". All events will take place at the mansion of the House of Composers which is located just steps away from Saint Isaac's Cathedral. The solemn opening of the festival is planned on June 21, 2020 at the Small Hall of the D.D.Shostakovich Saint-Petersburg Academic Philharmonia. Final gala concerts will be held at the White Hall of the Marble Palace on the Neva Palace Embankment on June 28, 2020.


We are really happy to host many musicians from many countries! Through an intensive interaction and exchange of experience with performers of different nationalities, through learning from the best professionals from all parts of the world every young musician will have a chance to acquire new artistic skills and launch his or her future international career. The members of the organizational committee wish all participants an inspirational and fruitful work and new bright impressions! We also wish our guests an enjoyable time during all festival days of "Grand Piano in Palace"!




AUGUST 02, 2019  

The solemn opening

The solemn opening of the Festival took place on August 02 at the concert hall of the State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg. The concert hold with great success and the hall was crowded. With the orchestra St. Petersburg opera performed both eminent artists Alexander Yakovlev, Margarita Slepakova, Raúl Traver, and the winner of the previous competition of the festival "Grand Piano in Palace" young pianist Polina Chudinov. The full recording of the concert can be found on the official channel of the YouTube Festival 


AUGUST 05, 2019

Concert of chamber music

Concert of chamber music with Alexander Yakovlev and Raúl Traver was held in the Concert Hall of the House of Composers. Clarinetist Raul Traver is one of the most promising clarinetists of his generation. He has been awarded in fourteen international and national competitions and has performed concerts in the most important concert halls in Spain, United Kingdom, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, China, Mongolia and the United States.

Hello, dear participants of the festival of piano and chamber ensembles in St. Petersburg. I'm the technical director of the festival-Alexei Khevelev. I am sure that working together on this professional music forum will bring fantastic results!



I am very glad to welcome you  at our summer chamber festival "Grand piano in palace", musical feast, which will be held in Petersburg. You can always ask me for any help throughout the event. I wish you good luck and creative inspiration!



Let's get together to sound as one! “Grand Piano in Palace” is a big family. We are from different parts of the world, but we can meet every day in social networks. Joyful meetings with long-awaited friends always make you happy.



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