Moscow Conservatory

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Not to be confused with Moscow Conservatory Music College.
The Great Hall, the main performance auditorium

The Moscow Conservatory, also officially Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Russian: Московская Государственная Консерватория им. П. И. Чайковского) is an educational music institution located in Moscow, Russia. It grants undergraduate and graduate diplomas in musical performance and musical research. The Conservatory offers various degrees including Bachelor of Music Performance, Master of Music and PhD in research.


It was co-founded in 1866 as the Moscow Imperial Conservatory by Nikolai Rubinstein and Prince Nikolai Troubetzkoy. It is the second oldest conservatory in Russia after the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was appointed professor of theory and harmony at its opening. Since 1940 the conservatory bears his name.

Choral faculty[edit]

Prior to the October Revolution the choral faculty of the conservatory was second to the Moscow Synodal School and Moscow Synodal Choir, but in 1919 both were closed and merged into the choral faculty. Some of the students now listed as being of the conservatory were in fact students of the Synodal School.

Great Hall[edit]

The renovation of the hall was completed in 2011.

Some notable graduates[edit]

Notable current professors[edit]

The Moscow Conservatory in 1940

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Coordinates: 55°45′23″N 37°36′16″E / 55.75639°N 37.60444°E / 55.75639; 37.60444