International Winter School of 2019

25 January 2019 - 07 February 2019 |

The International Winter School of 2019

The International School of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory offers an intensive program of individual lessons, lectures, master classes and performances in the following majors:

  • solo performance, including piano, organ and all orchestral instruments;
  • solo singing;
  • choral conducting;
  • chamber ensemble;
  • the art of accompaniment;
  • composition;
  • lessons on musicology and music theory;
  • the teaching of vocal performance, as well as of playing piano, organ and all orchestral instruments.

Participants of the International School enjoy an opportunity to recite at its final concert on the 6 February 2019 at the Nikolay Myaskovsky Concert Hall.



Over fifty leading teachers of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory who attained a worldwide renown for their artistic and academic merits have been teaching at its International School on a biannual basis.


Upon completion of the International School Program, every participant shall get his/her certificate issued by the Moscow Conservatory.

Accommodation and Meals

During the International School, its participants may stay at the Moscow Conservatory guest house and have two meals per day in the dining-room.

Cultural Program

The International School is held in the conservatory’s historical buildings in the very heart of Moscow, one of the largest cities worldwide. The participants will be offered a sightseeing guided tour over Moscow and vicinities with an escort interpreter. Additional tours, such as visits to the Moscow Kremlin, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Bolshoi Theater, as well as to Tchaikovsky’s, Skryabin’s, Richter’s and other famous Russian musicians’ memorial flats, may be organized at extra charge.

Length of the Program, optional:

  • 25–31 January, one week: the ending time is 1 February, 12:00 PM
  • 1–7 February, one week: the ending time is 8 February, 12:00 PM
  • 25 January — 7 February, two weeks: the ending time is 8 February, 12:00 PM

One standard seven-day course includes:

  • visa support;
  • meeting and seeing off at any Moscow airports;
  • three individual lessons with a Moscow Conservatory teacher (fifty minutes each);
  • participation in the final concert of the International School;
  • services of an accompanist during the lessons;
  • services of an interpreter during the lessons;
  • services of the Moscow Conservatory Library;
  • access to rehearsal rooms of the Moscow Conservatory on an everyday basis to let every participant be prepared for his/her individual lessons;
  • access to any concerts of the Moscow Conservatory that are held in its concert halls;
  • access to master classes held at the Moscow Conservatory;
  • staying at the Moscow Conservatory guest house;
  • two meals per day in the Moscow Conservatory dining-room (lunch and dinner);
  •  various excursions.

The Cost of Studies:

 Lessons Status of the teacher
Length of the course
The cost:
  $ / €
without an accompanist Professor one week:
three lessons
  Associate Professor one week:
three lessons
  Professor two weeks:
six lessons
  Associate Professor two weeks:
six lessons
with an accompanist Professor one week:
three lessons
  Associate Professor one week:
three lessons
  Professor two weeks:
six lessons
  Associate Professor two weeks:
six lessons

The cost of staying and meals for every additional day is, optuonally, 2600 RUB, 65$ or 52€.

The following services may be offered to the International School participants at extra charge:

  • Russian language lessons;
  • an interpreter for an individual cultural program;
  • an accompanist for rehearsals and for the concert performance at the final concert;
  • chamber ensemble lessons with other participants of the International School or with the Moscow Conservatory students available during the International School;
  • lessons of accompaniment with participation of professional solo singers;
  •  any other additional lessons with the conservatory teachers.


The amounts listed in the above table do not include any banking fees for transferring money to the Moscow Conservatory’s accounts in foreign currencies.

The contract

1. An individual contract will be signed with each participant of the International School. In the event a participant would like to waive any of the above-listed services in advance and/or to decrease the number of lessons scheduled for the standard seven-day course, the cost of that course will be diminished and stated in the individual contract in writing after the respective recalculation.

2. Should any participant of the International School need an interpreter and/or an accompanist during his/her individual lessons, it is strongly recommended that he/she indicate such a request in the application form (see below) and mark the preferable language of an interpreter. In case the International School Administration finds this request impossible to satisfy, it shall reserve the right to provide the participant with an English interpreter.

Entrance Fee

Upon the signing of the contract in order to receive an official letter of invitation and enjoy the visa support procedure supervised by the Moscow Conservatory, an entrance fee of $125 or €100 must be paid not later than 25 December 2018. This amount will be part of the total cost of the program. An amount of the consular fee to be charged in the country where you will get the Russian entry visa will not be part of the total cost of the program. In the event an applicant decides not to participate in the International School program, the entrance fee will not be returned.

Bank account information for transferring the payment of the registration fee will be e-mailed to the participant upon the signing of his/her personal contract with the Moscow Conservatory. The registration fee may be paid only in US dollars or euros via an interbank transaction to the respective bank accounts of the Moscow Conservatory.

Apply to participate: download *.doc

The applications will be accepted until 25 December 2018.

Please forward your applications to the International Affairs Department at:

Phone numbers for additional information:
+7 (495) 629 2191, 627 7271
Department for International Affairs:
13/6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street
Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory