Arts and culture
Concert held in St. Petersburg as part of Russian Seasons in Germany. German Classics in Russia project
A chamber concert featuring the Rachmaninov Trio and Alexander Lemeshev, a famous St. Petersburg glass harmonica (crystallophone) player, took place at the White Hall of the Sheremetev Palace in St. Petersburg on December 1, 2016, as part of the joint cultural and educational project of Gazprom and Germany’s VNG-Verbundnetz Gas. The musicians played compositions by Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and Mendelssohn.
The 11th International Music Festival ‘Stars on Baikal’ has concluded in Irkutsk.
In the course of 12 days, 20 concerts of classical music were held at the region’s major music venues: the Zagursky Irkutsk Music Theater, the concert and organ halls of the Irkutsk Region Philharmonic, and the Bratsk-ART Theater and Concert Center (Bratsk).
Gazprom Transgaz Moscow launches campaign dedicated to 70th anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War
The first concert of the Kaluga Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Simonyan took place on March 14, 2015, in the concert hall of the Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum and Reserve, in the city of Klin (Moscow Region). Gazprom Transgaz Moscow supported by the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian President in the Central Federal District will be organizing a series of patriotic music events in the regions of the Central Federal District to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The Moscow Region Government also supported the concert in Klin.
Jazz vocals of Ekaterina Sergunina recognised as best at GRAN FIESTA International Festival in Spain
The soloist of Rich Sound (variety and jazz studio of the Victoria Cultural Center of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan) Ekaterina Sergunina received the highest award – Grand Prix of the GRAN FIESTA International Festival, which took place in Lloret de Mar, Spain, between January 3 and 10, 2015. More than 100 teams and performers from Spain, Italy, Macedonia, Baltic States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine, participated in it. The participants’ age varied between 5 and 65 years. A young jazz singer Ekaterina Sergunina received her award for singing ‘Cheek to cheek’ and ‘Blue sky’ in English.
Concerts to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II Russian-German Music Academy with Valery Gergiev
8 June 2015 saw Berlin’s Konzerthaus host a celebration of a date close to the hearts of Germans and Russians – the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The Russian-German Music Academy’s orchestra performed its debut concert in Berlin to mark the occasion, just days after wowing a traditionally tough audience at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.
Over 200 healthy children and children with disabilities from Bashkortostan as well as the Volga Region participated in the Breaking the Barriers second interregional children’s arts festival, which took place in Ufa on November 14 under the slogan “Friendship begins here!”
Symphony concert takes place in Voronezh within Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley international project of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow
On October 25, 2014 the Voronezh Philharmonic Hall hosted a classical music concert within the Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley project of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow, dedicated to promoting the artistic heritage of a great Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
Taking part in the concert were Alexander Gindin, a world-renowned pianist, Merited Artist of Russia, and David Handel, American conductor together with the Voronezh Academic Symphonic Orchestra.
Сorporate Fakel Festival among amateur creative teams and performers from Gazprom's subsidiary companies and organizations, held in Belgorod ended in a big gala concert at which Grand Prix winners were announced.
The Kosmos Sports Palace hosted today the opening ceremony of the selective round (southern zone) of the 6th corporate Fakel Festival among amateur creative teams and performers from Gazprom's subsidiary companies and organizations.
Salekhard hosted today an awarding ceremony of the winners of the Make the World Cleaner contest of children’s drawings and crafts, organized by the Directorate of the Federal Service for Supervision over Natural Resources Use for the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area with the support of Gazprom Dobycha Nadym.
The contest results in the Drawings and Crafts nominations were summed up in two age groups – from 5 to 9 years and from 10 to 17 years. Taking part in the contest were over 200 preschoolers and schoolchildren from the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.
A closing ceremony of the Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation Arts Festival took place today in Chengdu (People's Republic of China).
The talent groups of Gazprom subsidiaries and CNPC performed at a concert within the Festival closing ceremony.
May 21 to 26
The Masters of World Performing Arts cultural and educational project was held within the Year of Culture in Russia. Concerts and master classes of world’s leading musicians took place in three Russian cities – Moscow, St. Petersburg and Vladivostok.
Gazprom and French GDF SUEZ sponsored the project and the French Embassy in the Russian Federation was the partner of the festival.
On April 4, 2014 the Gazprom Tsentrremont headquarters hosted the awarding ceremony of the Young Talents children’s creativity contest held among the children of the holding employees.
117 original works were submitted by the participants throughout Russia to compete in the Poems, Prose and Pictures nominations.
Moscow Soloist Chamber Orchestra under Yuri Bashmet kicked off the UK-Russia Year of Culture by their concert. The musicians performed works by Benjamin Britten, Dmitry Shostakovich, Franz Schubert and Peter Tchaikovsky at the Barbican Hall in London on 1 February.
The event was a part of the Stradivarius in the Capitals of the World project supported by Gazprom Group since 2011, the year when the historical music relics from the Russian State Collection first sounded abroad.
Gazprom traditionally holds New Year charity campaigns for children in need of social support. On January 11, 2014 the Izmailovo concert hall in Moscow hosted yet another New Year holiday event for socially disadvantaged children. The children were shown the Lukomorye (Curved Seashore) musical based on fairy tales by Alexander Pushkin.
Before the musical started, the children were offered an entertainment program in the concert hall lobby. Everyone could take part in funny games and contests together with Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost), Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and the well-known fairy tale heroes or turn into one of the Lukomorye characters with the help of talented face painters.
Within the 2013 Labor Glory Museums competition the Gazprom Transgaz Saratov Museum won in the Succession of Generations nomination and Ekaterina Gracheva, senior specialist of the PR and Media Relations Service of Gazprom Transgaz Saratov became the best museum worker. Winner’s diplomas were awarded by Vasily Artin, Director of the Municipal Youth Center and Deputy of the Saratov City Duma. The competition of labor glory museums is held in Saratov for the first time with a view to promote youth’s civic and patriotic education and exhibition activities. Labor glory museums of about 20 enterprises of the Saratov Region took part in the competition.
The Gazprom Transgaz Saratov Museum was established in 2012. The museum exposition presents documentary materials about the construction and operation of the first Saratov – Moscow gas pipeline and Russia’s first Central Asia – Center transcontinental gas pipeline network as well as interactive boards, fitted with modern facilities, telling about the current activities of Gazprom and Gazprom Transgaz Saratov.
On December 7 Saratov hosted the finals of the Club of the Funny and Witty (KVN, Klub Veselykh i Nakhodchivykh).
The KVN games were organized in Gazprom Transgaz Saratov on the initiative of Director General Leonid Chernoshchyokov and have been held with the support of the United Trade Union and the Nashe Delo (Our Affair) Youth Association for the second year in a row. The KVN–2013 games were dedicated to the Year of Ecology in Gazprom and the Year of Youth in the Gazprom Interregional Trade Union.
The Movie and Concert Hall of the Nord Cultural and Sports Complex of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk hosted a gala concert of the 18th Severnoye Siyaniye (Northern Lights) Festival-Contest of amateur creative teams and performers.
About 600 contestants took part in the 18th Severnoye Siyaniye Festival-Contest of amateur creative teams and performers. 94 creative performances shown at the concert were marked according to four age categories in the Vocal, Instrumental Music and Choreography nominations.
On November 6 the Tchaikovsky State Memorial House in Klin (Moscow Region) – located within Gazprom Transgaz Moscow operating area – hosted festive events that marked a start of Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley, a three-year project dedicated to the musical heritage of Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
The follow-up concert included the performance of the project’s first artists – lead singers of the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra, whose musical skills will accompany the key events of the Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley project until its final – the anniversary of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 2015.
Astrakhan hosted cultural events for the locals of the Astrakhan Region under the Reviving Traditions corporate movement.
Taking part in the 2013 corporate movement were the Vereteno, Volzhskie Zori and Razdivye groups of the Viktoriya cultural center of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan, winners and participants of the zonal round of Gazprom’s corporate Fakel Festival, namely, representatives of Gazprom Transgaz Belarus, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol as well as lead singers of the Stanitsa and Buzuluk old Cossack song ensembles from Volgograd, and Astrakhan professional bands – the Mir Vashemu Domu and Tulpar folk dance ensembles, the Kurmangazy folk music ensemble.
Gazprom together with GDF SUEZ acted as the exclusive sponsors of The Rite of Spring ballet staged by the Mariinsky Theatre troupe under the direction of Valery Gergiev in the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris from May 29 to 31, 2013. The cultural event coincided with the 30th anniversary of the third – largest-ever – Contract for Russian natural gas supply to France.
On each of the three evenings a 21st century nouveaute – The Rite of Spring staged by Sasha Waltz – was performed together with the version by Vaslav Nijinsky. A premiere of this performance was shown in the New Theatre (Mariinsky II) on May 13, 2013.
Year 2012 is announced as the Year of Russian Tourism in the People’s Republic of China. Many people of different professions – and not only those engaged into the tourism business, but the representatives of cultural, educational and art institutions – take part in the festive program.
Under the patronage of the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture, Russian musicians and music educators opened the educational project “Stars of Russia for Young Talents of China”. Famous Russian musicians gave master classes in the well-known Chinese conservatories in Tianjin, Beijing and Shanghai.
Between June 26 and 27, 2912 the Berezka recreation complex hosted the sixth festival named the Workroom of Joy for children from large and socially disadvantaged families in the Samara and Ulyanovsk Regions.
The festival opening ceremony, where the Talisman classic dance company displayed their talents, was followed by master classes in various kinds of art: origami, production of exclusive hand-made gifts, clay molding, dancing.
On April 6, 2012 Nadym hosted the “What? Where? When?” intellectual game involving Alexey Blinov, captain of a well-known team of experts. The competition was arranged by Gazprom Dobycha Nadym.
Taking part in the event were teams from 12 branches of the company. The Capital Construction Directorate was represented by two teams and Yamalenergogaz Directorate team was led by Oleg Kharchenko, head of this structural unit.
On April 06, 2012 representatives from Gazprom subsidiaries – Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy and Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg – took part in the Reindeer Herder’s Day in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YaNAO). Celebrations took part in Nadym, Taz, Krasnoselkup and Pur Districts of the Okrug.
Nenets amateur teams performed in the towns and settlements of the YaNAO. Indigenous sports tournaments were held – sledge jumps, tug of war, throwing of tynzyan on khorey. The key event of the celebration is a reindeer race. The best sportsmen were given valuable prizes – snowmobiles presented by gas producing companies.
Gazprom traditionally holds New Year charity events for children in need of social support. Another New Year performance for socially disadvantaged children took place at the Meridian culture and arts center on January 14, 2012 in Moscow.
The Pushkin Museum and Gazprom present the exhibition of canvases by Wassily Kandinsky, Russian artist, one of the founders of abstract art, and painters from The Blue Rider group established with his assistance. Every painting being exhibited belongs to the collection of the Lenbachhaus Gallery in Munich. The Kandinsky and Der Blaue Reiter exhibition will be on display at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts until January 15, 2012.
On June 12, 2011 the International Festival of Russia’s national culture “Constellation of Russia” was held in Rome (Italy) within the Year of Russian Culture and Russian Language in Italy and the Year of Italian Culture and Italian Language in Russia.
On May 5, 2011 the Gazprom headquarters hosted celebrations dedicated to the anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
Gazprom traditionally supports The International Children’s Forum “The World Belongs to Us!” held under the patronage of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Federal Agency for CIS Affairs (Rossotrudnichestvo).
Since 2004 Gazprom has regularly arranged the corporate Fakel Festival (“fakel” is translated from Russian as “flare”) among amateur and creative teams and artists of Gazprom subsidiaries. The Festival zonal rounds took place in Orenburg, Yugorsk, Surgut, Kazan, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. The final rounds are usually held in Gelendzhik. In February 2011 the IV zonal round of the Fakel Festival took place in Tomsk for the first time.
On January 15, 2011 a New Year festive charity event for socially disadvantaged children took place at the Meridian culture and arts center in Moscow.
A Chess Academy constructed within the Gazprom to Children program was opened in Khanty-Mansiysk in September 2010. The Academy building comprises two training halls, a specialized multi-purpose room containing 128 game tables and an adjustable spectator space as well as a computer room equipped with the specialized software enabling the Chess Academy students to compete with counterparts from any part of the world.
In September 2010 the Yaroslavl’s Millennium monument was unveiled in Yaroslavl. The monument construction was sponsored by Gazprom. In June 2010, on the threshold of Surgut’s 416th anniversary Gazprom transgaz Surgut gave the monument to Ermak Timofeevich, the Russian Cossack Ataman and the conqueror of Siberia, to the city as a present.
On May 5, 2010 the Gazprom headquarters hosted celebrations dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
Another concert of classical music with the Brazilian singer Eliane Coelho as a guest star took place on May 22, 2010 in the Vrubel Hall of Tretyakov State Gallery within the Masterpieces amid Masterpieces project.
On March 2, 2010 in the presence of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and French President Nicolas Sarkozy a Russian art exhibition, Holy Russia, was opened in the Louvre. The exhibition was dedicated to the Year of Russia in France. The general sponsors of the event were Gazprom, GDF SUEZ and Total.
November 2009 – March 2010
In November 2009 the Small Hall of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory hosted two unique concerts representing, in fact, truly international projects. In 2010 Gazprom maintains the tradition of supporting international music projects.
Between December 21 and 26, 2009 Gazprom in cooperation with Universal Pictures held a series of New Year charity events for the children in need of social support.
May – December
he Masterpieces amid Masterpieces concert series took place between May and December 2008 in the Vrubel Hall of Tretyakov State Gallery. The concert organizers pursued the objective of demonstrating a harmonious combination of three classical arts: music, literature and painting.
Gazprom Transgaz Moscow launches campaign dedicated to 70th anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War
In October 2007 the Energy Delta Institute celebrated its fifth anniversary.
The history of the Energy Delta Institute dates back to 2001, when Gazprom and Gasunie put forward the initiative of launching a joint project to exchange the knowledge and experience in the energy sector. The idea was supported by the Russian and Dutch Governments. The project was given the working title of “Gas University”. Subsequently, the University of Groningen joined the project and set up the Energy Delta Institute in cooperation with Gasunie.