The Russian Culture House brings you exclusive online shows and concerts that premiered while the Kensington High Street venue was temporarily shut during COVID lockdown.
Enjoy world-class performances by Russian and international artists, ranging from pop and folk singers to classical music recitals, and from opera soloists to expert panels on literature and beyond. There is truly something for everyone!
The shows are available for free on-demand.
Commemoration Concert of Victory Day 75 | 9 May
Stars from Russia and the UK come together for an exclusive Victory Day Concert. An incredible collaboration between Rossotrudnichestvo and the Ensemble Productions.
Learn more: http://gbr.rs.gov.ru/en/news/68047
Bach and Frenkel - Online Concert of Violinist Aleem Kandour | 22 May
A gifted graduate of Royal Music Academy in a cosy lockdown performance.
Programme: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor by Bach - one of the finest baroque pieces.
(In Russian) International Day of Russian Language | 6 June
On the day of Pushkin's birthday one of the world's leading experts on his body of work - Julian H Lowenfield leads a fascinating poetry marathon with an international panel of experts.
Learn more: http://gbr.rs.gov.ru/en/news/70247
Russia Day Online Concert: Russian Masterpieces |12 June
An online concert celebrating Russia Day features works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, and music from Soviet Films.
Learn more: http://gbr.rs.gov.ru/en/news/70676
Russian Opera Stars celebrate Russia Day with favourite arias and romances | 20 June
A unique online project in collaboration with ensemble Productions. An exciting programme celebrating Russia Day with Russian Opera Stars, who are soloists of the Bolshoi and Marinsky theatres and who perform on the world’s leading opera stages.
Learn more: http://gbr.rs.gov.ru/en/news/71121
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The Day of Memory and Sorrow Ceremony | June 22
Commemorating the day of 1941 Nazi Germany invasion of the Soviet Union. The 1,418 days of the Great Patriotic War that followed claimed 27+ million lives of Soviet citizens. Candles lighting ceremony took place at the Soviet War Memorial.
Learn more: http://gbr.rs.gov.ru/en/news/71241
“A New World of Talents” | 4 July
Musica Nova Academy with support from the Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK is presented the 8th edition of the “A New World of Talents” project, celebrating exceptional young musical talent.
Learn more: http://gbr.rs.gov.ru/en/news/72042
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Online charity concert Kids for Kids in support of the Gift of Life | 18 July
Pianist Aleksei Demchenko, in collaboration with the Russian Culture House (Rossotrudnichestvo), Tchaikovsky Music School, and the Russian Embassy in the UK present 'Kids for Kids' - a charity concert of children to support the Gift of Life charity.
Learn more: http://gbr.rs.gov.ru/en/news/72602
Art-concert dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the birth of Soviet composer Alexander Mosolov | 29 July
Master of early futurist piano sonatas, orchestral episodes, and vocal music is celebrated with a rare performance of his 1939 harp concerto (Piano – Anna Grishina; Harp – Nina Mishchenko), accompanied by paintings and photographs from the era.
Learn more: http://gbr.rs.gov.ru/en/news/73101