About the project


Gnesin Contemporary Music Week is a youth contemporary music project. It was founded in the Gnesin Academy of Music (Moscow) in 2018. The project includes a program of different events for young musicians who are interested in contemporary music.

There are different formats in the Gnesin Week project: 
- Workshops about extended performing techniques;
- Lectures focusing on relevant issues;
- Reading sessions and workshops with leading Russian composers and musicians;
- Concert performances.

The main event of the project is a Gnesin Contemporary Music Week festival, which usually takes place in autumn every year. We collaborate with many institutions and artists.


The project team


Tatiana Yakovleva

Curator and co-founder of the project 

Musicologist. She works at the Gnesin Academy of Music. Co-founder and editor of the website Her research is devoted to the work of composer George Aperghis; she is also interested in studying new music theatre.

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Irina Sevastyanova

Curator, co-founder of the project

Music journalist. A writer for cultural and music media. An author of educational and concert programs. She studied the course Curatorial practices in Music at the ArtEZ; graduated from the bachelor's and master's programs of the Gnesin Academy Music. 

 team members from previous years


Natalia Vereskovskaya


Nailya Nasibulina


Vladimir Zhalnin



 Denis Dobrovolsky