Music Tutors, Gifted Students Take the Stage

Music-lovers will have a chance to hear a series of concerts by up-and-coming young musicians this month as part of the Moscow Conservatory's International Summer School.

More than 80 students from 13 countries, including the United States, Britain, Japan and South Korea, have come to Moscow to participate in the conservatory's fourth annual summer school, an intensive three-week program that began Monday.

"In order to make it interesting for our students we select only the most talented musicians for our school," said Alexander Semetsky, director of the summer school. Students were selected on the basis of demo tapes they submitted, he said.

The best students of the program will perform in a final concert in the conservatory's Rachmaninoff Hall on Aug. 27 at 3 P.M.

Though the summer school is designed for young professionals, amateurs can audit the school's master classes for a symbolic fee of about 2,000 rubles. "This may be especially interesting for local music teachers who would like to get acquainted with the methods of the conservatory professors," Semetsky said.

The Moscow Conservatory International Summer School was created in 1991 when the more liberal political climate allowed the conservatory to invite foreign students to study the secrets of the Russian system of musical training. As in previous years, the public will have an opportunity to listen to a series of concerts by facility members of the Moscow Conservatory.

The faculty concerts begin with piano professor Tigran Alikhanov on Wednesday, followed by violin professor Sergei Kravchenko on Friday and piano teacher Larissa Dedova on Saturday. On Monday Aug. 15, violinist Eduard Grach will perform, followed by pianist Natalya Trull on Aug. 16, pianist Alexei Nasedkin on Aug. 22 and pianist Pavel Nersessian on Aug. 25.

All concerts start at 7 P.M. in the Rachmaninoff Hall of the Conservatory, at 13 Ulitsa Gertsena. Tickets cost 5,000 rubles and can be purchased at the booking office near the entrance an hour before the performance or reserved in advance by calling 229-6833.