Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk co-sponsors ‘Stars on Baikal’ festival


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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 Dobycha Irkutsk co-sponsors ‘Stars on Baikal’ festival
Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk co-sponsors ‘Stars on Baikal’ festival

Festival performance. Photo by

The classical music celebration featured the St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra, the Governor’s Symphony Orchestra of the Irkutsk Region Philharmonic, and the laureates and prize winners of Grand Piano Competition and Astana Piano Passion, international contests for young pianists.

The festival’s line-up also included Maxim Piganov’s Trombone Show jazz band, which gave a dazzling performance with the ‘Utyosov Forever 2’ concert program dedicated to the Year of Russian Cinema. Marie Carne and Mikhail Yevtyukhov sang a number of songs from the Soviet era.

Performances by world-renowned musicians, including pianist Denis Matsuev, violist Julian Rachlin (Austria), and violinist Sayaka Shoji (Japan), were among the festival’s highlights.

In addition, a number of young musicians were selected in the course of the event to take part in the New Names contest. Fifteen young performers received scholarships.

Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk is the festival’s permanent sponsor. The company has collaborated with Denis Matsuev on joint projects since 2011.


Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, operates gas and gas condensate production and treatment facilities and acts as an engineering and construction customer for the pre-development of hydrocarbon fields (development licenses held by Gazprom) in the Irkutsk Region.

The Kovyktinskoye gas and condensate field, with Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk acting as its development operator since 2011, serves as the resource base for the Power of Siberia project along with the Chayandinskoye gas and condensate field in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

The company’s production subdivisions are based in the Zhigalovsky and Kazachinsko-Lensky Districts of the Irkutsk Region.

The ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system is in effect at Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk. The company employs over 300 people. It is headquartered in Irkutsk.

In 2013, Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk and the Ministry of Culture and Archives of the Irkutsk Region renewed the Agreement of Cooperation that had been signed in March 2010. Under the Agreement, the parties continued their joint efforts in supporting traditional and new arts and cultural projects that have great significance for the region.

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