The Folk Instruments Department carries out its activities within the framework of the International Music Academy of the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi. The Department implements a set of educational events for gifted young musicians - performers on folk instruments, consisting of master classes in the specialty and ensemble art, lessons, lectures by prominent figures in the field of musical art, concert performances.
The Academy is held in order to identify and support creatively promising youth, is an effective form of search, support and development of young talented musicians.
The Academy is held from February 16 to 21, 2022 in Sochi.
The date of arrival in Sochi is February 15, the departure of the participants is February
Professors of the Folk Instrument Department:
Artistic Director of the Department
Dmitry Dmitrienko – Artistic Director of the Ludmila Zykina State Academic Russian Folk Ensemble "Russia", professor, Head of the "Orchestral Folk Instruments" Department of the Ippolitov-Ivanov State Music and Pedagogical Institute, Honored Artist of Russia.
Alexander Tsygankov (domra) People's Artist of Russia, Professor of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, composer, knight of the Order of Friendship, laureate of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Friedrich Lips (button accordion) - People's Artist of Russia, Professor, Head of the Button Accordion and Accordion Department of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music.
Andrey Gorbachev (balalaika) - Professor, Head of the Department of Fretted Instruments of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music.
Mikhail Dzyudze (balalaika - double bass) - Honored Artist of Russia, Associate Professor of Folk Instrumental Art at the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture, Winner of the "Pure Sound" Award in the nomination "Solo with Chamber Orchestra".
Maria Vlasova (accordion) - laureate of All-Russian and International competitions, soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic, Associate Professor of the Bayan and Accordion Department of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music.
Ekaterina Mochalova (small domra, mandolin) - Associate Professor of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, soloist and accompanist of the Osipov National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Russia, PhD in Art History, laureate of international competitions.
Alexey Vrodlivets (balalaika) - laureate of All-Russian and International competitions. Artist-soloist of the Osipov National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Russia. Lecturer at the Schnittke Moscow State Institute of Music.
Andrey Dolgov (ensemble) is a laureate of the III All-Russian Music Competition in the nomination "Conducting an orchestra of Russian folk instruments", artistic director and conductor of the Orchestra of National Instruments "TEREMA" (St. Petersburg), artist of the ensemble "Quintet of Four".
Nelly Pchelintseva (piano), laureate of international competitions, concertmaster of the Department of Stringed Plucked Instruments of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music.
Seminar on legal aspects of Performing Arts:
Ivan Shramkov – musician, producer, cultural critic, Deputy Director of the International Competence Center “IP” The Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property.