Russian Music Festival - Vancouver

Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music (Russian Music Festival)  was created in 2007 as a non-profit organization dedicated to contribute to diversity in multicultural Vancouver society. The Festival is promoting music of many outstanding Russian composers, such as P.Tchaikovsky, M.Glinka, S.Rachmaninoff, S.Prokofiev, D.Shostakovich and many others.

The Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music is maintaining high professional level and is unique in its requirement - contestants need to perform one piece of a Russian composer or composers of former Soviet Union. The piece may be played on any instrument and the contestant may be of any age.

The Vancouver Festival is open to all participants irregardless of age or country of origin.

You can refer to the Festival Syllabus for choosing the music or to Syllabus of the Royal Conservatory of Music (Introductory to ARCT Levels).


Saturday February 11

10 am. Duo Petrof short performance, opening of the Festival.

10:15 am

class 101

1 .Aiko Ando

2. Elliana Sun

3.Mia Zhou

4.Norah Zhao

5. Fredrick Yao

11 am

class 201 A

1.Anna Mukhina

2.Curtis Wei

3. Dora Xu

4. Elliana Sun

5.Titus Jianan Jin

class 201 B

1.Aiko Ando

2.Fredrick Yao

3. Jillina Weng

4. Markus Zhou

5. Julia Fan

12 noon

class 102

1. Chloe Ren

class 103 

1. Sirius Wang

2. Polina Khomutskaya

class 104

1.Tyler Yupango

2. Judah Williams

class 105

1. Sarah Yang


1. Karen Qin

class 107

1.Haotan (Alan) Teng

2. Guanran Kyne Wang

class 108

1. Luna Wang

2. Rebecca Jiayi Jin

class 109

1.Liz He

class 110

1. Grace Lokshin

2.Maria Fedyushina

class 111

1.Justin Lin

-------------lunch break ----------------

3 pm

class 202

1.Maria Hanneman Vera

class 203

1. Elsie Lu

2. Karen Qin

class 204

1. Luna Wang

2. Daniel Qin

3. Raina Liao

4. Luis Villa Roa

4:30 pm

class 205

1. Sophie Zheng

2. Liz He

3. Saul Ulises Ibarra Ramos

class 206

1. Susan Xia

5:30 pm

class 304

1.Daniel Qin

class 305

1.Sophie Zheng

2. Saul Ulises Ibarra Ramos


Sunday February 12 

12 noon Prof.Zatin and Prof.Vassilieva Master classes

1.Daniel Qin

2.Sophie Zheng

3.Luna Wang


Winners of Russian Music Festival

What people say about the Festival...

“...Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music - is a remarkable feast of Russian classical, folk and even modern music. It has a significant international role for the development of Russian musical culture around the world.
The Festival presents a unique opportunity for the students, parents, teachers and music fans to hear performances of high level by the musicians of Greater Vancouver area and its guests. The participants and guests can enjoy live Russian music culture by becoming part of the Festival.” – Honorary Consul of Russia in Vancouver, Aleksandr Bardin

“...Festival of Russian music in Vancouver is a new and exciting event in Canadian music culture. This is both enjoyable and educating for every student to discover all the best of Russian music: from classics, Glinka and Tchaikovsky, to soviet titans, Shostakovich and Prokofiev, through modern Schedrin and Shnitke.
The founder of this Russian Festival, Irina Jilina, can be proud and happy to bring out a new, fresh idea into Canadian, and now international stage, which attracts more and more students and teachers willing to participate. Great idea, great start, great future!”–  Concert pianist  Dr.Boris Konovalov