General provisions

Within the framework of the International Musical Academy (hereinafter – Academy) of the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi will work a Vocal Department. Vocal Department is a number of educational events, containing master-classes, courses, lectures of outstanding professors and art people in musical society, concert performances.

The Academy is held by the Organizers with the aim of searching, supporting and educating gifted singers from all around the world, developing a culture of communication among the younger generation through joint creative work, regardless their social status, origin or intellectual level.

The Academy is held according to the regulation rules about the III International Vocal Academy. Participation at the Academy means full and clear agreement with state rules.

Period: February 2018, from 19 to 24
Place: city of Sochi, Russia

How to participate in the Academy


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Vocal Department at the Music Academy of the XI Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

Dmitry Vdovin

Artistic Director of the Vocal Academy. Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Theater’s Young Artist Program, Honored worker of arts of Russia, vocal coach

Neil Shicoff

Internationally recognized as the pre-eminent American tenor of his generation, professor of Bolshoi Theater’s Young Artist Program

Paul Curran

Outstanding opera director, director of productions in the greatest opera houses, acting professor of the Bolshoi Theater’s Young Artist Program

Sebastian Schwarz

General Director of Glyndebourne Festival, one of the most important representatives of European opera management

Brenda Hurley

Head of International Opera Studio in Zurich, a well-known opera theatre manager, pianist and professor

REGULATIONS III International Musical Academy of Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

The Academy is conducted in order to identify and support gifted children and creative youth of promising is an effective form of search and development of talented young musicians.

- Alexander Tchaikovsky, composer