27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Composers’ Union of Republic of Tatarstan

The Composers’ Union of the Republic of Tatarstan is one of the largest and most reputable composer organisations in Russia. It ranks third after Moscow and Saint Petersburg in terms of the membership and creative potential. The union consists of outstanding music teachers and recognised experts who have mentored a great number of talented composers and musicologists.

Musical festivals, titled ‘New Itinerants’, were held in 1996 and 2005 upon the initiative of the Composers’ Union of the Republic of Tatarstan. The Festival of Japanese and Tatar Music (1992) and Days of Japanese Music (1997) became two major events in the musical life of the republic. These two festivals were forerunners of a larger project of the Composers’ Union – the Europe-Asia International Festival. In 1999, Tatarstan’s Union of Composers became Russia’s first member of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) and an annual participant of World Music Day, the biggest international festival of contemporary music.

On 17 May 2011, the Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate and the Composers’ Union of the Republic of Tatarstan concluded a cooperation agreement. The purpose of this agreement is to promote the values of the 27th Summer Universiade Kazan 2013 among citizens of Tatarstan and Russia and to select talented performers for events of the Cultural Universiade and Games Opening/Closing Ceremonies.

Contact details:
Address: 10 Lobachevsky St, Kazan, Russia
Phone: (843) 2360001, (843) 2383910
Email: skrt@list.ru