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History

The center’s concert management team is involved in organizing the performances of national and foreign symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, solo instrumentalists, opera singers, ballet dancers, theatre companies, jazz bands, variety and traditional ensembles.

It accommodates three concert halls placed on three different levels and having separate entrances. Each hall is executed in its own style and special array. The rows of seats ascend up in a form of an amphitheater providing a good view of the stage from every place of the auditorium. There is a summer terrace on the podium of MIPAC designed for different open-air promenade concerts and festive events. It has a common architectural space with the winter garden and the foyer of the Great Hall.

HISTORY

Architects Y. Gnedovsky, V. Krassilnikov, D. Solopov, M. Gavrilova and S. Gnedovsky worked out a unique project using light and transparent constructions that have the most spectacular appearance with the night illumination.

The graceful treble clef by Zurab Tsereteli crowns the dome of the building.

The opening ceremony of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center took place on December 26, 2002. Russian President Vladimir Putin who attended the ceremony compared the new building with "a beautiful crystal cup".

In the first months of the Center’s activity performed such world famous musician and artists as Kent Nagano, Lucian Pavarotti, Vladimir Spivakov, Valery Gergiev, Yuri Bashmet, Zurab Sotkilava, Denis Mazuev, "The Orchestra of the World", The Russian National Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater, The Russian Academic Symphonic Orchestra, The Academy of Choir Art under the direction of V. Popov, The Ensemble "German brass", and also famous masters of the domestic jazz – A. Croll, I. Bril, A. Kozlov.

ORCHESTRAS OF MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

MIPAC has become a rehearsal base for such orchestras as "Virtuosi of Moscow", "National Philharmonic of Russia" and "Russian Philharmonic". The Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation is also located here.

INFRASTRUCTURE

It accommodates three concert halls placed on three different levels and having separate entrances. Each hall is executed in its own style and special array. The rows of seats ascend up in a form of an amphitheater providing a good view of the stage from every place of the auditorium.

There is a summer terrace on the podium of MIPAC designed for different open-air promenade concerts and festive events. It has a common architectural space with the winter garden and the foyer of the Great Hall.

Moscow International Performing Arts Center complex includes restaurant, Bluthner Piano Company store and underground parking.

TODAY

Multileveled and beautifully designed space of the complex make it possible to hold large international forums, conferences, festivals, expos and corporate parties.

President of MIPAC – People’s Artist of the USSR Vladimir Spivakov

General Manager of MIPAC - Sergey Timoshchuk