MOSCOW, January 15. /TASS/. The restoration of the Great hall of the Moscow Conservatory and unique organ, which ended in December last year, has treated more than 180 million rubles. This was reported to journalists by the educational institution rector Alexander Sokolov.
“the Minister has instructed to collect the money, it was 102 million (RUR – approx. TASS). But the restoration is always unpredictable detection of different kinds of problems that are not initially visible, needed additional funding. Here we helped the true friends of the Conservatory – Herman Gref, who provided 50 million, and Mikhail Gutseriev Safarbekovich, which 30 million granted,” said Sokolov.
Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky said that the problems with funding the restoration of a unique organ of the Great hall was not. “We were able, saving for something and setting priorities, to find those funds within the budget. It was difficult to organize (restoration – approx. TASS), because the body is unique”, – the Minister said, refusing to name the cost of the work.
“a Unique organ sound – this is a small part, which lacks the capital’s musical life and in Russian musical life,” said Medina.
on 15 January at the Great hall hosted the first concert of the season ticket dedicated to the organists – performers on Aristide kavajë-Kohl, a firm which was generated on a Large audience. For the first time in Moscow was made by the French organist, Professor at the Paris Conservatoire, Michel Bouvard.
the Great hall of the Moscow state Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky sounded again after restoration 17 Dec 2016. In 2011, the organ was preserved before the restoration, and sent to the reconstruction, which involved the Austrian firm Rieger. The voicing of the instrument was entrusted to the French specialist Dani to Lakor. On the Great hall of the Conservatory was established in 1899 by the order of railway magnate, Baron Sergei von Derviz, whose children studied with Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. In 1988 the instrument was granted the status of artistic – historic monument.