Russian musicians conducted master classes at the Syrian Conservatory

The national Syrian Conservatory in Damascus hosted master classes by Russian musicians of the Music for Peace International charity project. They visited Syria as part of a set of events organised by Rossotrudnichestvo with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Syria.

Vitaly Vatulya (saxophone), Evgeny Rumyantsev (cello) and Denis Chefanov (piano) shared their experience of playing the instrument with Syrian musicians.

About ten Russian musicians were studying at the Damascus Conservatory, but after the outbreak of the military-political crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic, they returned to the homeland.

The day before the Russian trio gave a concert at the Palace of Culture named after Al-Assad in Damascus, presenting a program of works by composers of France, Poland, Japan and Russia of the last two centuries.


“Music for Peace” is an international charity project, the main focus of which is to hold concerts and master classes of classical music, primarily in the areas of international and interethnic conflicts and regions affected by natural disasters. The project has been operating since 2010. During this time, the musicians visited more than 20 countries, including the countries of the Balkan Peninsula, India, the Middle East.