The Moscow State Conservatory named for P.I. Tchaikovsky
The Moscow Conservatory was founded in 1866 by Nikolay Rubinstein on the base of Music classes of Moscow department of the Russian Musical Society founded in 1860 by Nikolay Rubinstein and Vasily Kologrivov. Among the graduates of the Moscow Conservatory are Dmitry Shostakovich, Aleksandr Skryabin, Mikhail Starokadomsky, Aram Khachaturyan, Leonid Kogan and many other great musicians, conductors, composers and men of music.
Concerts of leading Russian and foreign music performers and bands are held every day in 3 halls of the Moscow Conservatory (Bolshoi hall, Maly hall, Rakhmaninov hall), according to http://www.vashdosug.ru/msk/concert/place/10726/).
The company Art Parquet made reconstrauction works in the Bolshoi hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Planning of the hall was realized according to the historical designs and photos made in 1901. According to the team manager of acoustics monitoring of the Bolshoi hall Anatoly Livshits old unstable and friable floor worsened the legendary acoustics that is considered national patrimony.
The important task of the company Art Parquet was that the new floor should change the unique acoustics for the better. The quality of acoustics depends on minute details therefore all the materials for flooring were carefully chosen.
According to Anatoly Livshits "the floor construction was preserved. It is important that builders were attentive to all the requirements" (according to ITAR-TASS).
Aleksandr Sokolov (rector of the Moscow Conservatory): "Famous Russian companies worked here, they executed the most important orders. On Monday, June 6, 2011, an examination of acoustics was held that confirmed that acoustics of the Bolshoi hall became better" (according to ITAR-TASS).
Aleksandr Avdeev (minister of Culture of the Russian Federation): "Everyone saw what miracle happened thanks to the restoration. It is a great event for our culture. The Conservatory’s life continues in new conditions".
Opening of the Bolshoi hall after the restoration is considered a momentous event as this hall is embodiment of music. Young musicians, professors and guests of graduation ceremony were the first who enjoyed the perfect acoustics of the hall.