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SAINT PETERSBURG
Classical Music Tour with a Musician
Discover the music history of Saint Petersburg with a live tour guide, a musician who knows the local music scene inside out
Meet your activity leader: Vadim
Hello! My name is Vadim. I am a clarinetist, who performs around Saint Petersburg and I would like to show you the city from a musicians perspective. I am proudly holding a degree from the Saint Petersburg State conservatory and would like to share some historic facts and insights on Russian Classical music history.
What to expect
Saint Petersburg is a home of Russian classical music traditions. Most prominent musicians and composers lived and even studied here, names such as Modest Petrovich Musorgskiy, Mikhail Glinka (the author of first Russian Opera ever written), Nikolay Andreyevich Rimskiy-Korsakov, Mily Balakirev, Alexander Borodin, Alexander Dargomizhsky and many others!

We would start our tour from the museum of Musical instruments (ticket isn`t included to the tour) and see the unique artefacts and instruments of that era. For a deeper understanding of how Classical orchestra works we are expected to see how the instruments evolved with time. Then we would visit a flat of one of the most famous Russian composers (shh, his name is a secret!) and give a short look to the iconic Mariinsky theatre and Saint Petersburg State conservatory. I`d be delighted to show you the streets Russian composers walked, places they liked and, of course, Music Halls they undoubtedly performed.As a conclusive act, we are about to choose a classical music concert of your choice and head there.

Please be dressed "smart casual" style.

Meeting point
The exact address is:

"Gostiniy dvor" metro, near the walkaway to the underground pedestrian crossing
€70 per tour
at least 3 hours
(without concert)
Age group: 16+
English
What will you see
Museum of Musical instruments (ticket isn`t included to the tour)
a flat of one of the most famous Russian composers (shh, his name is a secret!)
Mariinsky theatre
Saint Petersburg State conservatory
...and many other places
What is included
the excursion (given by the professional musician).The transfer, tickets to the museum and a concert are optional
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