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Welcoming Professor Sokolov

Wednesday 31 October 2012


On 29 and 30 October, we were delighted to welcome to the RCM Professor Alexander Sokolov, Rector of Moscow Conservatory.

Professor Sokolov gave a talk, visited the RCM Museum and discussed future artistic collaborations with RCM Artistic Director Stephen Johns. He then sat down with Professor Colin Lawson, Director of the RCM, to sign and re-affirm the memorandum of agreement between the two institutions, which allows for a number of educational and artistic collaborations.

Central to this historic partnership is the longstanding close relationship between the keyboard faculties: each year, RCM Head of Keyboard Professor Vanessa Latarche visits Moscow for a series of auditions, discussions and masterclasses. The new memorandum of understanding promises even closer links in the future.

Pictured: Kevin Porter (RCM Deputy Director), Professor Vanessa Latarche (RCM Head of Keyboard), Professor Colin Lawson (RCM Director), Professor Alexander Sokolov (Rector, Moscow Conservatory)