Russian Concert Agency also carries out musical and educational projects. In particular, the Musical Academy for Children of CIS countries and Baltic states in Samara region (since 2011). In 2012, the International Children Chamber Orchestra was created on the basis of the Summer Musical Academy in Austria, directed by Yuri Bashmet. The orchestra’s musicians are the children aged from 9 to 15 years from 11 countries.
In the same year, the All-Russian Youth Symphonic Orchestra was first created upon completion of the All-Russian competition. The first composition of the orchestra comprised 79 young musicians (aged from 9 to 22 years) from 30 cities and regions of Russia. In 2014, the orchestra took part in the Closing Ceremony of Olympic Games in Sochi, and then gave concerts in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Geneva, Brussels, and Berlin. In 2016, the orchestra had the second round trip within Europe with concerts in Amsterdam, Milan and Vienna.
Since 2013, Yuri Bashmet’s Centers of Higher Professional Skills have been created on the basis of special musical schools in four cities of Russia (Kazan, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Rostov-na-Donu). In 2017, similar centers were launched in Perm and Krasnodar. An International Musical Academy is held in Sochi since 2016.