Russian conductor Valery Gergiev is building his private concert hall in Repino, a suburb of St. Petersburg, the Russian Internet magazine ‘Classical Music News’ reports.
Gergiev used a piece of land which he got on a long-term lease for the construction of a two-story cottage back in 2005. He later revised his plans and started building a chamber music hall for an audience of 100-150 people. The investment of 2,5 million Euros is apparently made by himself.
The hall is almost completed, and the first concerts will take place this summer.
In addition to the chamber hall for 100-150 seats, the complex includes a two-story administrative building, a two-storey cottage for guests, and a swimming pool.