General partner of the Awarding ceremony
The Mikhailovsky Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in St. Petersburg. Founded in 1833 as an imperial theatre, for many years it was home to French and German theatre troupes. After the October Revolution, the decision was made to turn the theatre into an opera house. In 1918, an opera company was formed and the theatre was gradually transformed into a ‘laboratory of Soviet opera’. It was the venue for the world premières of Shostakovich’s operas The Nose and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, as well as Prokofiev’s War and Peace. In 1933, outstanding choreographer Fyodor Lopukhov founded the theatre’s ballet company, whose performances of The Bright Stream, Yaroslavna, and Tsar Boris were landmark events in the world of ballet.
The twenty-first century saw the theatre become one of Russia’s leading artistic collectives. In recent decades, the ballet company has been headed by Farukh Ruzimatov, Mikhail Messerer, and Nacho Duato. Alevtina Ioffe was appointed the theatre’s Musical Director in February 2021. The theatre’s Artistic Director is Vladimir Kekhman.
Some of the Mikhailovsky’s recent successes include the ballets Cinderella, Coppélia, and La Bayadère, and the opera Aida. The Mikhailovsky Theatre collaborates with the Hermitage: the theatre’s chamber orchestra and opera and ballet companies give regular performances in the Hermitage Theatre and the museum’s exhibition halls. The theatre is home to a close-knit creative team. Every première is an event, and the theatre is loved both by St. Petersburg’s residents and by its guests, who are eager to include a visit to the Mikhailovsky in their itinerary.
General museum partner
State Museum of St. Petersburg History is one of the largest Russian museums of history. The museum funds contain 1.3 mln+ exhibits, telling about the history of the City on the Neva since its founding to nowadays.
The museum’s center is the Peter and Paul Fortress, a unique cultural and architectural landmark, a memorial of fortification art of the 18th to 20th centuries. The Peter and Paul Cathedral, the dominant of the architectural ensemble, is one of the city symbols, a burial site of the Royal Family of the Romanovs. Historical buildings of the Peter and Paul Fortress contain expositions and temporary exhibitions of the museum.
The State Museum of St. Petersburg History comprises several sites: the Rumyantsev Mansion at the Angliyskaya Embankment, the Alexander Block memorial flat, the Sergey Kirov Museum, the Monument to Leningrad Heroic Defenders located at the Pobeda Square, the Museum of Printing, the Museum of St. Petersburg Avant Garde (the Matyushin House), and the Schlusselburg Fortress Oreshek.
The best projects submitted at the Golden Trezzini Awards will be added to the Museum’s collection.
Strategic museum partner
The State Russian Museum is the world’s largest collection of Russian art, housed in a unique architectural complex in the historical centre of St Petersburg. It was the first museum of Russian art, initiated by Emperor Alexander III.
The museum collection contains over 400 000 exhibits covering all major periods and trends in the history of Russian art, all main types and genres, trends and schools of Russian art over more than a thousand years: from the X to the XXI century.
Today, the area of the museum complex is more than 30 hectares. The collection is accommodated in buildings that are outstanding monuments of the XVIII-XIX century architecture: Mikhailovsky, Stroganov, Marble Palaces, and Mikhailovsky Castle. Mikhailovsky Garden, Summer Garden and Peter I’s Summer Palace as well as Cabin of Peter the Great are also part of the museum complex.
Official residence of participants and guests
Helvetia Hotel ***** (from the Latin name of Switzerland, approx. 80 rooms) is located in the centre of St. Petersburg in a 18th century building rebuilt in the middle of the 19th century by famous St. Petersburg architect, academician A. Lange, in the “Elizabethan Baroque” style. Along with the Baroque forms, the architect used the composition solutions of Italian Renaissance. This mansion is linked with a number of remarkable names and significant events of Russian and Swiss history. In 1998—2006, the Honorary Consulate General of Switzerland was located here. On the front façade the flag of Switzerland is placed, along with the cantonal flags depicting the coats of arms of Bern, Geneva and Ticino — centres of German, French and Italian Switzerland, whose natives made a significant contribution to architecture, art, science and industry of St. Petersburg. Among them there is the first architect of the city, Ticino-born Domenico Trezzini.
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Lugano is the ninth largest city of Switzerland by population and the largest city in Ticino. It ranks as the third largest banking center in the country and a financial center of international significance. Lugano is also known for its educational system, as well as university and research programs. The city is attractive for companies and entities from high dynamic economic sectors like biotechnologies and artificial intelligence. Nestled between the Lugano Prealps and standing at the edge of Lake Lugano (Ceresio), the city is a popular resort. Its natural beauties along with local culture and various outdoor activities attract tourists from all over the world.
Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg undertakes the policy in the field of the RF international relations in St. Petersburg, as well as the Leningrad, the Novgorod, and the Vologda Regions, the Republic of Komi, and the Nenets Autonomous District.
Key tasks of the Representative Office are ensuring communication between the MFA and the state agencies within its jurisdiction; supporting the RF constituent entities in the field of arrangement and holding of international-scale events; informing the state agencies within the RF constituent entities on key issues of Russia’s foreign policy, on a regular basis; assisting the local government agencies, public entities, and other non-state institutions as regards to international relations, etc.
Embassy of Russia in Switzerland is a diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation in the Swiss Confederation, located in Bern, the capital of the Alpine country.
Embassy of Switzerland in Russia is a diplomatic mission of Switzerland in Russia, located at: Ogorodnaya Sloboda Lane 2/5, Moscow.
As the official mission of Switzerland abroad, the Embassy handles all the issues related to diplomatic relations between the two countries. It promotes interests of Switzerland in the political, economical, and financial fields, as well as in the fields of legal relations, science, education, and culture.
For the first time, the Consulate of Switzerland in Russia was opened in St. Petersburg in 1816. The first mission was headed by the Honorary Consul. A full-fledged diplomatic mission was open in 1906, and after the revolution, it was moved to the new capital.
Today, the Consulate General of Switzerland in St. Petersburg promotes interests of Switzerland in the city and the entire North-Western region.
The Department of Culture and Tourism conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction, which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The organisation manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including Zayed National Museum, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and Louvre Abu Dhabi. DCT Abu Dhabi also supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.
The mission of the Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg:
- Implementation and carrying out of the state policy of St. Petersburg in the sphere of development of external relations of St. Petersburg, the interregional cooperation of St. Petersburg.
- Coordination of the development and implementation of international technical assistance and business cooperation programs, also within the framework of urban development, social development, education, culture and public health in St. Petersburg.
- Coordination of activities for organising the participation of citizens and organisations in interregional and international conferences and other interregional and international events held by the executive authorities of St. Petersburg.
- Organization of work to support compatriots living abroad, using their opportunities for developing relations with foreign countries.
- Implementation of other tasks in the sphere of external relations of St. Petersburg according to the current legislation.
St. Petersburg Committee for Culture is a structural subdivision of the St. Petersburg City Government.
It was established for the purpose of carrying out state policy and implementing state governance in the sphere of culture and arts.
The main goals of the Committee are:
- Preserve and rationally use the city’s cultural and historical heritage; revive and develop cultural traditions;
- Support cultural and arts organizations in order to guarantee equal access to cultural wealth for all social groups; create favorable conditions for the development of cultural and artistic organizations;
- Assist in the development of the system of musical and artistic educational institutions; provide support for talented children and youth;
- Support folk art and national cultures; develop the spheres of recreation and leisure as well as cultural and educational activities; strengthen interaction between professional and amateur artistic organizations;
- Strengthen international cultural cooperation; ensure participation of the city’s cultural and artistic organizations in international projects; promote St. Petersburg as a cultural and artistic center of international significance;
- Organize the city’s cultural events: festivals, competitions, holidays, exhibitions, conferences and congresses;
- Create and implement projects and strategic programs in the sphere of culture; share expertise of international and regional projects in the field.
FAI Glavgosexpertiza of Russia is a non-profit organization established for executing works and rendering services to exercise the powers of the Ministry of Construction of Russia in the sphere of organization and conducting state expert appraisal of design documentation and engineering survey results.
Architecture Council of Moscow is a standing collegial consultative body under the Moscow City Committee for Architecture and Urban Development, carrying out the review of important architectural and urban development projects and decisions.
The Worldwide St. Petersburg Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1991. The aims of the club are: unification of the people who understand the unique significance of St. Petersburg for Russia, Europe and the world, the revival of St. Petersburg as a spiritual, intellectual, scientific and cultural center, cooperation with state, municipal, public institutions on the revival of the city, the establishment and support connections with the natives of St. Petersburg and their descendants abroad. At club meetings, the most important events for the city and the country are discussed, philosophical discussions, openings, art evenings of club members, presentation of books from the “Library of the Worldwide St. Petersburg Club" are held. The President of the Worldwide St. Petersburg Club is Mikhail Piotrovsky, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, General Director of the State Hermitage.
Moscow School of Contemporary Art is a faculty of the Universal University. It is a continuation and development of, more than 10 years of experience, in the field of fine art and international education at the British Higher School of Art and Design. Throughout this period the school has collaborated with many key art institutions in Russia, the UK and beyond.
The school offers educational programmes in conjunction with the British Higher School of Art and Design, as well as new short-term and long-term programmes in various formats in the field of art management, art business and curating.
The School of Architecture and Planning is an integral part of the University of New Mexico. The University has been educating architects since the early part of the twentieth century, and in 1936, the first architectural concentration was established within the College of Fine Arts.
Today, at the undergraduate level, the School currently offers two pre-professional degree programs, the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (BAA) and the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Planning and Design (BAEPD). The School offers the state's only professional, graduate degrees in these fields: Master of Architecture (M Arch), Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP), and Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA).
Official car partner
AVANGARD, official Mercedes-Benz dealer. The leader in St. Petersburg. The largest state-of-the-art dealership in the Northwest of Russia. A range of popular Mercedes-Benz models are uniquely priced.
RBI has been working on the Russian real estate market since 1993 – practically from the start. The company was the first to offer its customers a mortgage, the first to introduce the middle-class apartment standard into the market and the first one to bring in a true architectural star – Ricardo Bofill – to St. Petersburg market of modern luxury real estate. Since the start, RBI has practiced a comprehensive approach to development.
Today, RBI Group offers a full range of services related to the acquisition of apartments and commercial real estate in new buildings. The Group includes specialized professional companies whose level of services fully meets the high RBI standards: RBI (Elite and Business class apartments), Severny Gorod (Comfort class apartments), 'Comfort Management' maintenance company, RBI OK (Finishing), RBI PM (Apart-hotel management), Development Systems (BIM modeling).
NENSY is the largest supplier and stone processing company in the North-West region of Russia. Over the three decades of its existence, the company has completed numerous various projects: from unique and historically significant — to public and private.
The main activities of the company are wholesale supplies of natural stone, quartz-ceramics and quartz agglomerate, facade, interior, cladding works, as well as the manufacture of products according to bespoke projects.
Partner of a special category
IMISP is the first Business School to be founded in St. Petersburg and one of the first in the territory of the former Soviet Union, established on 20 July 1989 as a joint venture between Leningrad State University and the Bocconi University (Milan, Italy). IMISP is one of the leaders in Russian business education and provides two key activities: business education programs and consulting.
The Institute’s mission states: "The school improves efficiency of individuals and organizations by offering the unique educational programs, which combine knowledge of professors and experience of the best experts and business practitioners”. As a philosophy, the School seeks relevant excellence, especially in the professional field, like having graduates on high corporate positions.
Official concert partner
Record Label ReachSound.Art carries out a full cycle of work related to the recording, production and distribution of its own releases on world music Internet sites.
The label specializes in recording classical music: chamber, vocal, symphonic, opera, choral, we record not only in the studio, but also live performances using our own unique technologies in the production of the recording, allowing to immerse the listener into realistic sound space.
Official partner in the USA
The Lazar Khidekel Society is a nonprofit organization established by the family of Lazar Khidekel and a group of distinguished art historians, museum specialists, and art supporters under the auspices of the Russian American Cultural Center (RACC) in New York, New York.
The goal of the Lazar Khidekel Society is to sustain and preserve Lazar Khidekel's legacy in art, architecture, and design, and to advance the recognition of Lazar Khidekel (1904, Vitebsk – 1986, Leningrad), as one of the titans of the Russian Avant-garde.
To sufficiently promote the work of the Lazar Khidekel Society, the following committees have been established:
- The Exhibition Committee implementing the Society's mission to further the awareness and understanding of Lazar Khidekel's legacy by producing exhibitions, publications, and conferences.
- The Education Committee creating educational activities and welcoming graduate and Ph.D. students and independent researchers to explore Lazar Khidekel's archive.
- The Preservation Committee paying special attention to the conservation and preservation of Lazar Khidekel's works and his unique archive.
- The integrity and consistency of the artist's heritage is a primary concern and composes the duties of the Authenticity Committee.
- In order to create a living monument to Lazar Khidekel and his pioneering ideals, the Development Committee has been established.
Alpine Business Center (ABC) is a boutique consulting firm committed to helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from EU and in particular DACH region and UK achieve good business results in Russia. Driven by our success in the corporate consulting world (PwC, Deloitte, KPMG) and the Swiss Embassy in Moscow, we now offer EU industrial, agri-food, machine building, chemical, Medtech and Cleantech companies independent, tailor-made solutions to make your entry and penetration into the Russian market efficient and comfortable. Our range of services includes everything from market intelligence and strategy development to procurement of reliable business partners and local company incorporation to actual marketing and promotion of your products to Russian customers. We also have proven track record in unlocking specific barriers to business and resolving complex commercial issues.
Helenika is a culture and science international collaboration center, part of Swiss Center, St.Petersburg, the principal sponsor of Helenika's non-profit cultural programs. The center was founded on June 15, 2006 by Ms. Madeleine Isabelle Lüthi, the first Honorary Consul of Switzerland in post-imperial St. Petersburg (1998—2006), who created the Swiss Center in 1993.
One of Helenika's principal objectives is optimizing international, in particular, Russian-Swiss cooperation in the sphere of culture, science and business, supporting creative youth and promotion of international events focused on unity of universal cultural space.
Embassy of Culture: «We are rethinking museums. We act conceptually – based on content, focused on brand, oriented to the visitors. We believe that museums could become unique spaces – for an emotional approach to the knowledge of yesterday, today and tomorrow».
How do I become a sponsor or a partner for the Golden Trezzini Awards?
We welcome new partnership proposals and are totally open for any feedback. If you want to join the Awards as a partner, please contact the Arrangements Committee: [email protected].