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The Moscow Conservatory ( ) is a higher musical education institution in Moscowmarker, and the second oldest conservatory in Russiamarker after St. Petersburg Conservatorymarker. Along with the St. Petersburg Conservatory, it is one of the leading music universities in the country.

It was co-founded in 1866 by Nikolai Rubinstein (brother of the famous Russian pianist and composer Anton Rubinstein, who founded the St. Petersburg Conservatorymarker in 1862) and Prince Nikolai Petrovitch Troubetzkoy.

At its opening, Tchaikovsky was appointed professor of theory and harmony, a post he held until approximately 1878. Since 1940, the conservatory has borne Tchaikovsky's name.

Some notable alumni

The Moscow Conservatory in 1940

Notable current professors


  • The Moscow Conservatory. Information Booklet. Second Edition. Moscow, 2001. ISBN 5-89598-111-9.
  • Moscow Conservatoire. Moscow, 1994. ISBN 5-86419-006-3.
  • Moscow Conservatory: Traditions of Music Education, Art, and Science 1866–2006. Moscow: "Moskovskaya Konservatoriya" Publishing House, 2006.

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