The Charitable Foundation Of Support For The Music Art «Elena Obraztsova Foundation» is a non-commercial charitable institution founded in December, 2011 on the initiative of the opera singer with a great World’s name, whose voice has become the symbol of the Bolshoi Theatre, People’s Artist of the USSR Elena Obraztsova.
The principal purposes and tasks of the Foundation are as follows: revival of the Russian school of the opera performing art, educational projects, search and supporting of the young gifted artists, establishment of the special diplomas, prizes and grants for encouragement of the young talents, organization of the public concerts, rendering assistance to the veterans of the opera art, assistance in preservation of the art treasures, which are of historical and cultural interest to Russian and international public.
One of the most important projects of the Foundation is assistance to the establishing of the International Academy of Music in St.Petersburg, which will join the best representatives of the World’s opera stage, such as Renata Scotto, Teresa Berganza, Placido Domingo etc. Students of the Academy will get a unique opportunity to take part in the master classes of the World’s great masters and opera teachers, staying in Russia. In the Academy young vocalists will get an additional education, while music teachers will improve their professional skills.
Principal areas of the Foundation’s activity
Assistance in arrangement and activity of the music educational institutions
Establishment of the Elena Obraztsova International Academy of Music
Participation in the program «100 music schools of Russia», aimed at the construction and patronage of the music educational institutions in the Russian regions
Assistance in arrangement and holding of the International and All-Russian master classes
Establishment of the Special Prizes and grants for the masters of arts
Honorary Prizes for the Veterans of Arts «For contribution in the art of the opera performance»
Award for the young vocalists «For development of the opera performing talent» The Foundation present winners with the awards twice a year: in December and April Nominees are chosen by the council of experts of the Foundation, which includes Elena Obraztsova, Makvala Kasrashvili and Tamara Sinyavskaya
Supporting of the young musicians
Organization and holding of the concerts with participation of Elena Obraztsova and Prize Winners of the international competitions established by the Foundation
Realization of the educational activity by way of publication of albums, books, audio and video production
Organization and carrying out the artwork auctions
Preparation and organization of the celebrations, dedicated to the life and creative work of Elena Obraztsova