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The laureate of the Moscow Government Award, The laureate of international competitions, President of MIAGA

Dear colleagues and friends! Welcome to the Moscow International Association of Guitar Art - an organization that brings together the great power and energy of the academic guitar art in our country. That’s not a secret, that joint efforts lead to the best outcomes, especially if these efforts are made by the professional community.
MIAGA is certainly to prove itself as a dynamic, vibrant, active society of talented musicians who sincerely support and stand up for the professional development of our beloved instrument - classical guitar


Professor, Head of classical guitar Department in Maimonide’s Academy

MIAGA is a brilliant idea to unite both professional guitar players and guitar lovers. It is crucial to see that the inhabitation of all those who can join the Association are not limited to Moscow. By now MIAGA has already conducted guitar workshops in different cities of Russia, master classes of famous performers, and competitions, concerts and support for young talented performers are planned ahead.


The prizewinner of international competitions

It is said that even a few kind people can change the world. And MIAGA is a good deal of very fine people who are fond of the guitar and are dedicated to the art. So they are going to change the world for the better by giving people the music.


Conductor and art director of the symphony orchestra and chamber choir of the Sochi concert-philharmonic association.

I gladly cheer for the creation of MIAGA! Classical guitar in Russia today attracts a genuine interest of music lovers: the instrument is being actively developed, bright guitar compositions are being created, new professional composers appear, writing solo pieces as well as scores for guitar and orchestra. There is no doubt that classical guitar is a substantive movement in Russia today, therefore the creation of such an association is very timely. I hope that MIAGA will bring real fruits and relevant projects that will be an excellent platform for the further development of guitar art in our country.

Dimitri Illarionov

Prizewinner of international competitions, Associate Professor of Gnesin’s Russian Music Academy

The new Association of Guitar Art MIAGA is designed to unite the leading figures of classical guitar in Russia and, through mutual efforts, beneficially impact the future of our instrument. The current state and development of academic music poses new challenges for guitarists, teachers and performers. Given the current situation, we see the necessity to support all levels of the guitar life in Moscow and in the country as a whole, especially primary education on a classical guitar. One of the most important trends of our activity is outreach of the guitar, precisely as an academic instrument.


conductor, art director of the festival "Palermo Classic"

The guitar is a small orchestra, said the great Spanish guitar player of the 20th century, Andres Segovia. I am sure that MIAGA will become an organization that works in harmony, like a high-class orchestra, putting a classical guitar onto a world-class musical pedestal.

The Moscow International
Association of Guitar Art (MIAGA)

was founded in July 2018 on the initiative of leading Russian guitar players, laureates of international competitions: Professor, Head of the Classical Guitar Department of the Maimonide’s Academy Yevgeny Finkelstein, Gnessin’s Academy Professor Dmitry Illarionov, laureate of the Government of Moscow, guitar player and composer Dmitry Borodaev, Roman Zorkin, Victoria Naletova, conductor Arman Tigranyan (USA), composer and conductor Anton Lubchenko (St. Petersburg), leading teachers of Moscow art schools, mentors of national and international contests winners Tatyana Levina, Ilya Podolsky, Alexander Filchenkov.

Association Goals

  • development of classical guitar art in Russia
  • preserving the traditions of the classical European guitar school, numbering half a millennium
  • consolidation of the academic status of classical guitar in Russia
  • creation of a strong professional guitar community in the Russian Federation and abroad

Association objectives

  • creating a unified informational and creative platform for teachers, novice guitarists, concert musicians;
  • assisting in concert practice for young guitar players;
  • material support for gifted children;
  • creating a unified music guitar library;
  • expansion of the concert guitar repertoire;
  • raising the quality level of guitar education in Russia;
  • conducting master classes, conferences, creative shows;
  • organization of contests and festivals;
  • developing chamber ensemble guitar performance

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