Mikhail Pletnev
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Russian pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev will build with his own private money a concert hall at the Ivanovka estate near Tambov, Russia, which used to be the Sergei Rachmaninov’s summer residence between 1890 and 1917 (i.e. until his emigration), our colleagues from the Russian magazine Musical Life – an ICMA member – report. At the estate, a museum commemorating the life and works of the composer was opened in 1982 and a festival takes place in various mostly not well adapted rooms.

Pletnev is financing the construction of an open air theatre and a hall with 400 seats.

Pianist Nikolai Lugansky is known for having funded a boarding house at the same place.

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