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».
- Oleg Lundstrem - jazz composer and conductor (1953);
- Sofia Gubaidulina - composer (1954);
- Mikhail Pletnev - pianist, conductor, and composer (transferred to Moscow Conservatory);
- Youri Egorov - pianist (transferred to Moscow Conservatory);
- Larissa Diadkova - mezzo-soprano (transferred to Saint Petersburg Conservatory);
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kazan Conservatory.|
- Kazan Conservatory website (in Russian)