Artistic director – Yuri Bashmet
“For me, Tchaikovsky is my favourite composer. It was his music, when I was still at school, that changed my view of my profession and it was thanks to hearing his Sixth Symphony that I decided to become a professional musician. Klin is a very special place with incredible energy and a very special aura. When I come to Klin, to the Tchaikovsky House-Museum, I always feel an emotional lift on the one hand, and a great responsibility for what will happen on stage during the concert”
– Yuri Bashmet
For seven years already, the Tchaikovsky International Arts Festival has been held annually at the Tchaikovsky State Memorial Music Museum-Reserve in Klin in summer, invariably attracting attention not only of the general public, the media, but also of the professional music community.
The Festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of the Moscow Region, and the Klin city administration.
The Festival Organising Committee includes such prominent artists and cultural figures as Denis Matsuev, Dmitry Bertman, Evgeny Mironov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alexander Tchaikovsky, and Nikolai Tsiskaridze. Since 2020, the artistic director of the festival has been People’s Artist of the USSR Yuri Bashmet.