Arts and culture
On December 17, 2018, an award ceremony for the Energy of Modern Russia national photography contest took place at the Ministry of Energy in Moscow. The event was attended by Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
The contest was organized by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. The jury included heads of Russia’s leading media outlets. The participants competed in the following categories: Historical Photograph; Nature’s Eye; Master Craftsman; A Day in the Life; Innovations; Faster, Higher, Stronger; Rare Snapshot; and Young Talent. A total of 958 photos from 140 entities were submitted in the competition.
On November 9, the northern zonal round of the 8th corporate Fakel Festival of Gazprom concluded with a festive ceremony in Yekaterinburg.
On October 14, the southern zonal round of Gazprom’s corporate Fakel Festival held its opening ceremony in Kazan.
Over 1,000 contestants from 19 subsidiaries of Gazprom will compete in the zonal round. During the three-day competition, festival participants will present more than 140 performances in such categories as “Vocals”, “Choreography”, “Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles”, and “Folk Music.” There will be three age brackets for performers and ensembles: children aged 5 to 10 years, 11- to 16-year-olds, and adults aged 17 years and older. The festival jury is composed of renowned Russian cultural figures. The jury is led by Alexandra Permyakova, People’s Artist of Russia and head of the Pyatnitsky State Academic Russian Folk Choir.
On September 11, the winners and participants of the 2018 edition of the New Names of Priangarye Festival were granted gift certificates for musical instruments on behalf of Gazprom. The award ceremony took place at the 13th Stars on Baikal International Classical Music Festival in the concert hall of the Irkutsk Regional Philharmonic.
After auditions, six talented children from the Irkutsk Region received gift certificates for musical instruments. Alexander Petrov, Yegor Shipovalenko and Tatiana Fetisova will be able to buy new pianos. Luka Yemelyanov, Daniil Bogomolov and Polina Sadykova will get a saxophone, a button accordion and a flute, respectively.
The first round of the corporate Fakel Festival for amateur ensembles and performers from the subsidiaries of Gazprom concluded at Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan. In the course of one month, around 500 representatives of all of the company’s structural units vied for the right to participate in this competition.
Eventually, more than 200 employees and their family members made it to the final stage of the Festival’s first round, demonstrating their creative and artistic credentials before a jury of reputable artists and directors, painters, and choreographers well-known in Astrakhan.
On May 10–11, the Ponomarenko Krasnodar Philharmonic hosted the Silver Key corporate festival for amateur ensembles and performers. The festival brought together 104 participants from among the employees of Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar and their children. The contestants arrived from the Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories and the Komi Republic.
The festival participants competed in nine categories: Vocals (Folk, Pop, Jazz), Choreography (Folk, Variety, Ballroom), Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles, and Variety & Circus. The jury was made up of honored cultural workers of Russia and Kuban.
On April 25–27, Ukhta hosted the final round of the 2nd Silver Lace interregional festival for amateur ensembles and performers from Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta.
The festival brought together 437 participants from 17 population centers of the Komi Republic and the Arkhangelsk, Vologda and Yaroslavl Regions. The contestants presented 85 performances ranging from folk, variety and ballroom choreography to instrumental music to folklore, classical, jazz, folk and pop vocals.
Best amateur ensembles of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk perform at gala concert of Severnoye Siyaniye festival
The 20th Severnoye Siyaniye (Northern Lights) regional festival contest of amateur ensembles and performers from Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk took place two days ago in the capital city of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra.
More than 130 young and adult artists arrived from the towns and villages serviced by Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk. Performers from across the Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Areas and the Sverdlovsk Region took part in the anniversary gala concert at the Yugra-Klassik concert and theater center. The audience saw amateur ensembles and individuals performing in such genres as folk and pop vocals, folk, modern and ballroom dancing, and instrumental music.