Artistic Director Yuri Bashmet
The best Moscow concert venues, a variety of genres
The festival is supported by the Moscow City Government
“Moscow is my favourite city. For many years I was wondering how we have been travelling around Russia, doing festivals, but ignoring Moscow -that’s unfair. The programme turned out to be very intense and somewhat unexpected, even for us. Because there is always a great desire and sense in a project like this to bring together something new, interesting and beloved. A festival is not just a succession of concerts, it is always the luxury of human creative communication of both artists and audience”
– Yuri Bashmet
The Winter International Arts Festival under the artistic direction of the People’s Artist of the USSR, maestro Yuri Bashmet is precisely the kind of arts phenomenon that has been missing in Moscow for so long. Starting on the Maestro’s birthday, 24 January, for three weeks the festival invites the audience to make an impressive journey through the best concert halls and theatres of the capital, and enjoy a kaleidoscope of stars and genres. World premieres, classical music, plays, jazz, literary and musical acts with famous theatre and film actors, and unique concert evenings performed by famous Russian and foreign musicians – all this is always waiting for the audience at the Winter International Arts Festival in Moscow.