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Eurasia Festival

Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin Highlights

June 27, 2019

Merkin Concert Hall | New York, NY

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Eurasia Festival

Eurasian Soirée

June 26, 2019

The Nicholas Roerich Museum | New York, NY

Eurasia Festival

Sounds of Eurasia

June 25, 2019

The Kennedy Center | Washington, DC

Eurasia Festival

Opening Night Gala 2019

June 24, 2019

Merkin Concert Hall | New York, NY

Summer Opera Institute 2019

New York, NY


The 2019 EF Opera Institute offered singers and collaborative pianists from all over the world a unique opportunity to explore and study the operatic and art song legacies of Russia and Eurasia through an intensive educational and performing experience in New York City.

The study program included daily group diction classes and individual coachings, introductory lectures on Russian and Eurasian cultures, seminars in music career development, audition preparation training sessions, open master classes, and public performance opportunities.


Emerging Artists

National Music Competition

in Kyrgyzstan

In Partnership with The Soros Foundation Kyrgyzstan

November 30, 2018

Kyrgyz National Philharmonic | Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


Exhibition Opening and Performance

 Chinghiz Aitmatov at 90: Photography by Askarbek Abdygulov

In Partnership with The Harriman Institute at Columbia University

November 28, 2018

Columbia University | New York, NY

The opening reception of an exhibit featuring photography by Askarbek Abdygulov. Abdygulov presents unique moments from the life and work of Aitmatov starting in 1971 and continuing almost to the end of Aimatov’s life. The Eurasia Festival Ensemble presents music by several composers inspired by Aitmatov’s works. Photography: Jonathan Levin


Chinghiz Aitmatov at 90: International Conference

In Partnership with The Harriman Institute at Columbia University

November 28, 2018

Columbia University | New York, NY

The conference “Aitmatov at Ninety” provided the opportunity for a retrospective look at Aitmatov’s literary, diplomatic, and cultural legacy. Leading international scholars discussed complex topics relating to Aitmatov and issues of feminism, colonialism, and national identity. The importance of Aitmatov of Soviet film and music was considered by a number of prominent figures who knew or collaborated with Aitmatov, including award-winning Director Bolot Shamshiev, Composer and President of the Kyrgyz National Conservatory, Muratbek Begaliev, and KAF’s President, Aza Sydykov. Former Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva discussed Aitmatov’s diplomatic and political legacy. 

Central Asian Diaspora in the USA: The Case of Kyrgyz Americans

In Partnership with The Harriman Institute at Columbia University

November 17, 2017

Columbia University | New York, NY

Round Table

Saltanat Liebert, Associate Professor at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University

Choplon Turdalieva, Professor at American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan 

Emil Nasritdiniov, Associate Professor at American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

Chair: Alexander Cooley, Director, The Harriman Institute

Cultural Program

Performances by Nurmira Salimbaeva-Greenberg, Mirzyim Bolotova, and Datkayim Dance Group

Live from the Kennedy Center

August 26, 2017

Millennium Stage | The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Washington, D.C.

Sounds of Kyrgyzstan in New York

March 16, 2017

Merkin Concert Hall | New York, NY

Sounds of Kyrgyzstan in Chicago

November 5, 2016

Nichols Concert Hall | Chicago, IL

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