April 2019
10 | 04 | 2019, we – 14:00
Rakhmaninov Hall
Graduate exam in composition
Chamber program
Compositions of graduates of the composition department of the Moscow Conservatory.


Maria Anikeeva
Songs of Stones for string quartet

Maxim Babintsev
Planets of Life

Alexander Voronov
Sonatina for piano in 3 movements

Alexandra Gartung
Movement & Tranquility for the ensemble

Tatyana Gerasimenok
Elegant Trogon Syzygy for the ensemble

Oleg Krokhalev
i’m here for flute and clarinet

Daniel Lokshin
Vocal cycle on the text of Mandelstam

Alina Nebykova
Petroglyphs for the ensemble

Daniel Shipul
Lesnaya Zorka for the ensemble

Ling Liu
Wave on the Horizon for the ensemble

16 | 04 | 2019, tu – 12:00
Conference-Hall of Moscow Conservatory
Johannes Schöllhorn at Conservatory

Johannes Schöllhorn

Born in 1962, he studied with Klaus Huber, Emanuel Nunes and Mathias Spahlinger and musical analysis with Peter Förtig. He also attended conducting courses with Peter Eötvös.Johannes Schöllhorns music has awide range of genres from chamber music, vocal music and orchestra music to music for theatre. Besides his own compositions he is also working on different kinds of transkompositions of music from Renaissance until music of today.

His music is performed by many international Soloists, Ensembles and Orchestras like Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble l’instant donné, Remix Ensemble, ensemble recherche, Neue Vocalsolisten ensemble ascolta, das Neue Ensemble, the Radio Symphony Orchestras of the WDR and SWR, the DSO Berlin, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra Londonand the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He awarded prizes like the Comitée delecture of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in 1997 and the Praetorius Prize 2009. His chamber opera "les petites filles modèles" was played many times in Paris andFrance and had its premiere at the Opera de Bastille in 1997. In 2008 he was participant of the “into”-project in Hong Kong.

Johannes Schöllhorn was teaching from 1995 to 2000 at the Musikhochschule Zürich-Winterthur (CH). He was conductor of the Ensemble für Neue Musik at the Musikhochschule Freiburg (until 2004) and from 2001 to 2009 he was Professor for composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover and Director of the Institut für neue Musik “incontri”. From 2009 to 2017 he was Professor for composition and director of the Institut für Neue Musik at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne.

Since October 2017 Johannes Schöllhorn is Professor of Composition and Director of the Institut für Neue Musik at the Musikhochschule Freiburg.

Johannes Schöllhorn gave several composition courses i.e. at the Fondation Royaumont (F) andat the Bartók-Festival (HU), at Schloss Solitude (D), at the Ictus-Seminar (B), the Conservatoire de Paris(F), the Trinity Laban College in London (GB), the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijingand the Conservatory of Music Shanghai (China), in Hong Kong, at theTakefu-Festival and the Tokyo Ondai University (Japan), the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea), at the Centro San Fedele Milano (Italy)in Lugano (CH), Kiev (Ukraine), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Manila (Philippines).

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Supported by Goethe-Institut Moscow

18 | 04 | 2019, th – 19:00
Rakhmaninov Hall
With and Without Irony
Contemporary German music
Johannes Schöllhorn, Nikolaus Huber, Helmut Lachenmann, Sarah Nemtsov, Arnold Schönberg, Max Kowalski


Sarah Nemtsov
...beredtes Schweigen for ensemble (2005), Russian premiere

Helmut Lahenmann
temA for soprano, flute and cello (1968)

Nicolaus A. Huber
Zum Beispiel. Wogende Aeste for ensemble (2011)

Johannes Schöllhorn
 à Moscou for ensemble (2018), World premiere

Arnold Schönberg
Nachtwandler for soprano and chamber ensemble (1901)

Max Kowalski
Pierrot Lunaire, transcription for soprano and chamber ensemble by Johannes Schöllhorn (1913)

Johannes Schöllhorn
Anamorphoses for ensemble (2004)


Ekaterina Kichigina, soprano
Marina Rubinstein, flute
Olga Galochkina, cello

Studio for New Music ensemble
Conductor - Igor Dronov

To celebrate its 25th anniversary the Studio for New Music Ensemble navigates between places and countries that have become 'centres of gravity' for the contemporary arts scene. «Projections of Contemporary Music» is a concert-series that places focus on the music of countries who have been long-term partners and friends of the ensemble. The next concert is dedicated to contemporary music from Germany and will be held at the Rachmaninov Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory on April 18th.

The central event of the program on April 18th in Rakhmaninov hall of Moscow Conservatory will be premiere performance of a new work by Johannes Schöllhorn (Professor of composition at the University of Music Freiburg). The piece à Moscou that was commissioned by the Studio for New Music ensemble especially for the concert will also be presented by the composer himself at the pre-concert meeting at the Conference Hall of the Conservatory on April 16th.

The program features yet another work that was written for Studio – Zum Beispiel: wogende Äste (2011) by Nicolaus A. Huber as well as Russian premieres of …beredtes Schweigen (2005) by Sarah Nemtsov and nun schauervoll einmalig blickt es mich an (2015) by Matthias Krüger – the composers who truly represent a new approach to compositional practice on the border between music theater, media art, performance and concert tradition

The soloists of the Studio for New Music Ensemble will also perform temA (1968) by Helmut Lachenmann, - a paradigmatic work by the composer who deeply influenced the identity formation of many styles, as well as three movements from Anamorphoses (2004) by Schöllhorn – a reference to the material of baroque music that reveals new perspectives of listening.

We would like to thank the Goethe-Institute in Moscow, without whose valued support this concert could not take place.

Sergej Tchirkov

23 | 04 | 2019, tu – 12:00
Conference-Hall of Moscow Conservatory
Alain Gaussin in Moscow Conservatory

Allain Gaussin was born in 1943. Laureate of several first prizes at the Paris Conservatory, he won his composition prize in the class of Messiaen, and then went on to study computerised music at Ircam.
On several occasions he was selected for residencies, at the French Academy in Rome (1977-1979) then to the DAAD in Berlin (1984-1985) and to the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto (1994-1995). At the same time, Allain Gaussin’s music acquires an international renown with concerts, lectures and composition seminars, particularly in Darmstadt (1986 and 1988).

His works have been performed by many artists including Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre de Paris, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne Montreal, Klangforum Vienna, Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, KNM Berlin, BCMG Birmingham, Tokyo Sinfonietta, Argento Ensemble New York, Meitar Ensemble Tel Aviv, Studio for New Music Ensemble Moscow, Arditti String Quartet, JACK Quartet…

Currently, he teaches composition at the American Academy in Fontainebleau. In 2012 he was granted the tittle of « Visiting Professor » at the Osaka College of Music and Honorary President of the Franco-Japanese Association for Contemporary Music in Tokyo.

In 1995 the Charles Cros Academy awarded a "Grand Prix du disque" to the CD of his works Irisation-Rituel - Camaïeux - Arcane. In 1998, Mosaique Celeste won the ICONS International Composition Prize (Italy). The CD Harmonie des Sphères won The "Grand Prix du disque" of the Charles Cros Academy 2014 with L'Harmonie des Sphères, Ogive, Satori, Jardin Zen, Tokyo-city and Chakra.

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