22002 «Mozart» Terehov D. F.

The painting was donated to the Society by the famous painter and memoirist, Dmitri F. Terehov.

The Mozart Society (Russia) was found in 1991i.

The distinguished figures of the native musical and theatrical culture, national artists of the USSR S. Richter, N. Dorliac and O. Lepeshinskaia stood at the beginning of the Society’ history.

The Honoured People's Artist of Russia, professor of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory G.A. Pisarenko is the permanent President of the Society.

Not only well-known professional musicians and musicologists (A. Bakhchiev, E. Sorokin, E. Chigareva, etc.) are members of the Society, but also representatives of other different professions and people of different ages.

The Society has received fairly wide recognition during 20 years of existence and not only in Russia. It has made close contacts with similar societies in Austria, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Switzerland and other countries. Since 1994 the Mozart Society (Russia) has been a full member of the world organization "Mozarteum" (headquarters are on the Mozart’s native land in Salzburg, Austria).

At the initiative of our President Galina Pisarenko and with her active support in the 90s the new regional division of international organization "Mozarteum" was formed in Penza. And in 2006 an affiliated branch of Mozart Society (Russia) was established on the basis of the Magnitogorsk State Conservatory (academy), named after M.I. Glinka.

The Work of the Society is quite various: public concerts and music festivals, scientific seminars, performances on radio and television, publishing activity and multipronged support for young talented singers and musicians, meetings with business executives (representatives of some foreign embassies). There have been more than a hundred of such events in Moscow and abroad over the past years.

One of the most significant achievements of our Society is translation to Russian and publication Mozart’s letters for the first time in Russia (2000); publication of the full catalogue of Mozart’s works for the first time in Russian as well (2006), dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth; publication of the translation of J. Haynes’s book "Great singers about the singing skills" (2010). This extremely difficult and long-term work has been highly appreciated by Russian and foreign musical communities, as well as Austrian Embassy in Moscow.

Because of the sponsorship organized by the Mozart Society (Russia), a number of young talented artists had received an opportunity to participate in international competitions, where they have achieved a high recognition. For example: Lubov’ Petrova, becoming the winner of two vocalist competitions, now sings for the contract in the "Metropolitan Opera" in New York; singer Maria Krikorova won the second prize of the Bellini competition in Italy; singer Anastasia Bakastova became the laureate of the XII International P. Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2002) and of the II International competition in Beijing (2002), now she is a soloist of the Moscow Musical Theatre of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko; singer Tatyana Trenogina became the laureate of the All-Russian contest "Three centuries of classical romance", winning the first prize I-St. Petersburg in 2004 and becoming the laureate of the I International Boris Hmyr’ Competition in Kiev in 2004.

During these 23 years the Society has developed especially close relations with the same society of Mannheim (Germany). It expresses in constant exchanges of delegations. Representatives of the Mozart Society (Russia) annually visit the Winter Music Festival in Salzburg, dedicated to the birthday of Mozart.

i Society was formed in 1991 and was registered in the Ministry of Justice of the RSFSR and in the Justice Department Of Mossovet (certificate №359 from August 5, 1991), but in 2002 Society was reregistered in the Moscow Registration Chamber (certificate №002.073.481 from January 3, 2002) and received the name Autonomous non-commercial organization «Mozart» Society (Russia).