«Silver lake» is an international festival-competition that has been held in Gatchina since 2008. The idea of this competition belongs to the teachers of leading in Saint-Petersburg region Children’s Music School named after M. M. Ippolitov-Ivanov. It has also been a member of Association of Russian Music Competitions since 2010.
Gatchina is an industrial, scientific, cultural and educational center of Saint-Petersburg region. State art and architectural palace and park museum «Gatchina» that is situated here as well as the historic city center, are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In the beginning of May young pianists (soloists, ensembles and accompanists) from Russia and foreign countries come here in order to take part in this prestigious competition, to show their talent, performing will and also to gain
and acceptance of the jury.
Competition auditions are held in the concert hall of Children’s Music School which was opened in 1930 thanks to the famous Russian composter M. M. Ippolitov-Ivanov. That is why the school is named after him.
For many talented performance the competition «Silver lake» has opened a path to further success and professional training. We very much hope that this festival-competition will thrive, grow and leave unforgettable days of communicating with beautiful music for everyone and for a long time.