International Relations Departament

Head of the International Relations Department


Regina Glazunova
Phone.: (812) 644-99-88, add 120
Fax: (812) 644-99-88, add 110
Ulitsa Glinki, 2, building "А", room 241


Alexander Klimenko
Leading specialist
Phone.: (812) 644-99-88, add 121

Irina Makalovskaia
Leading specialist
Phone: (812) 644-99-88, add 122




Developing and coordinating the diverse international activities of the conservatory, the International Relations Department, under the leadership of Regina Glazunova, is establishing contacts with leading educational institutions, cultural and academic centers, music and education governing bodies around the world. The department is organizing exchange visits and negotiation processes, prepares cooperation agreements, provides technical and documentary support for the implementation of international projects.

Up tp date, the Conservatory has about 70 existing agreements with leading music universities in the world. The International Relations Department actively promotes cultural exchange, works with international correspondence, prepares and conducts student auditions, master classes in Russia and abroad with the participation of leading professors. It works with the consulates general and embassies of Russia abroad, as well as with the consulates general in St. Petersburg. Actively participates in exchange programs, such as Erasmus +, and in the framework of signed agreements with foreign universities.

The International Relations Department provides information support for planned events (collecting materials, preparing biographical articles and commentaries on programs, press releases, draft booklets, concert programs, posters, etc.), ensuring the creative implementation of cooperation agreements  with the foreign partners through the organization of competitions, festivals concerts and the development of long-term scientific and creative projects, the preparation and conduct of summer master classes at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. The department participates in major projects and events of the St. Petersburg Conservatory.

Among significant projects:

- The annual organization of student auditions in the international youth orchestras: Schleswig-Holstein, the G. Mahler Orchestra, the Baltic Youth Orchestra, the Netherlands Orchestra Academy, and others. (2004-)

- The annual organization and realization of master classes by outstanding musicians at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (2004 -)

- Annualy, the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar provides a grant of the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna for one student of the Conservatory to study at the University in Weimar (2006-)

- Every two years, the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig provides a grant for two piano students to study at the Summer Piano Academy (2006 -)

- Organization of the Conservatory Student Symphony Orchestra participation in the Beethoven Festival in Bonn (2008)

- Organization of the II International Rimsky-Korsakov Wind and Percussion  Competition (2008)

- Organization of the Shostakovich composition competition (2008)

- Organization of the joint opera project with the University of Salzburg-Mozarteum in Germany and Austria (2008)

- Organization of the Australian project “Days of Melbourne in St. Petersburg” with the participation of the Government of St. Petersburg (2009)

- Organization of the staging of the Gluck’s opera “Orpheus” with the participation of the Paris Conservatory (2009)

- Organization of the Association of Baltic Academy of Music (AVAM) International Conference (2010)

- Participation in the forum "St. Petersburg-Barcelona – twin cities 2010"

- Participation in the opening of the Year of Russia in Italy, together with the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome (2011)

- Qualifying round of the International Competition “Regine Crespin” (Margarita Long and Jacques Thibault Foundation) (2011)

- Organization of the International Festival of youth orchestras Young Euro Classic 2011 in Berlin and participation in it

- Participation in the Days of St. Petersburg in Milan (2011)

- International Interuniversity Woodwind Competition with the participation of German universities and the Gart Foundation. (2011)

- Organization of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the St. Petersburg Conservatory in St. Petersburg (2012)

- Organization of the Association of European Conservatories (AEC) Congress in St. Petersburg (2012)

- Organization of the Anniversary concert on the stage of the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (2012)

- Organization of an exhibition and a concert in Nice (2012)

- Organization of touring exchange performances between the St. Petersburg Conservatory and the National Academy of Music of Ukraine (2013)

- Organization of the annual project "Compatriots" in conjunction with the Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg (2013)

- International Festival-Competition "Three Centuries of Classical Romance" (2014)

- I International Leopold Auer Violin Competition (2014)

- Organization of the Annual Conference for the heads of musical universities within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum (2014-2019)

- Organization and implementation of an educational program “Musical Petersburg” on the history and culture of Russia and St. Petersburg for musicologists, teachers, representatives of creative professions from among compatriots living abroad. (2015)

- Preparation to the the international festival of youth orchestras Young Euro Classic 2015 in Berlin and participation in it

- Organization of the VII International Competition of Opera Singers "St. Petersburg" (2015)

- Opening of the Harbin Conservatory with the participation of the St. Petersburg Conservatory (2015)

- Organization and implementation of the Russian-German Wind Academy in conjunction with the Gart Foundation (2016)

- Organization and implementation of the project "Compatriots" (2016)

- Organization of the XIV International Festival-Competition "Three Centuries of Classical Romance" (2016)

- Organization and implementation of a joint project with the “Carl Maria fon Weber” College of Music in Dresden, the Conservatory of Prague and the St. Petersburg Conservatory (2017)

- Auditions of students and pupils of the secondary music school in international youth orchestral projects: G. Mahler Orchestra, International Verbier Festival Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Orchestra, Baltic Youth International Orchestra (2017)

- Organization of the participation of the Conservatory’s teachers and students in international master classes and youth festivals in Germany, France, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Italy, Norway (2017)

-Organization of an  International conference and concert as part of the VI International Cultural Forum (2017)

- Organization of participation of the St. Petersburg Conservatory in the cross year Italy-Russia and the cross year of music Austria-Russia (2018)

- Within the framework of the VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, the performance of Rossini's Solemn Mass was held in conjunction with the Conservatory J. Rossini, Pesaro, Italy. The project was also carried out under the auspices of UNESCO (2018)

- Organization of the Maria Karandashova Chamber Ensembles Competition (2018)

-  Organization of the auditions for the Conservatory students for grants and participation in the summer project Rainau Music (Switzerland) (2019)

-  Organization of  the auditions for he Conservatory students to participate in the Britten-Shostakovich International Youth Orchestra (2019)

- Implementation of the Erasmus + program with European conservatories (Italy, Austria, Germany, Estonia). Master classes by professors, student trainings, joint projects (2019)

- Organization of the Culture and Youth Track at the VIII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum (2019)

- Organization of the XVII International Festival “Three centuries of classical romance” (2019)

- Organization of the Ninth International Competition "St. Petersburg" (2019)

- Holding annual international master courses (2019)

- Joining the international association GMEL (2020)