Kazan Conservatory

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The N.G. Zhiganov Kazan State Conservatory (Russian: Казанская государственная консерватория имени Н.Г. Жиганова) is a higher musical education institution in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. The conservatory was founded in 1945 by prominent Soviet Tatar composer Najip Jihanov who was a rector of the institution during 1945-1988. In 2000 the Conservatory was named after him.

In 2009, the Conservatory had around 110 faculty members and 700 students.The educational programmes are realised at seven departments - piano, orchestra, choir conducting, vocal, folk instruments, theory and composition, Tatar musical art. Since 1989 to its present the rector of the institution is professor Rubin Abdullin - first organist of Tatar ethnicity.

In 1997 the Kazan Conservatory became a winner of the All-Russia competition «The Window to Russia» in the nomination «The Best Fine Art Institution».

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