Become a Friend of the International New Music Festival

We are celebrating our upcoming 10th anniversary of the International New Festival. Our non-profit organization and independent platform based in St. Petersburg promotes a growing and exciting ‘Contemporary Classical Music’ scene worldwide. As such, we must actively raise  a substantial amount of our funding every year to bring the very best of ‘Modern Arts  and Experimental Music Crossovers’ to our audiences. Additionally, we support young emerging talents, composers, and musicians to deliver a growing educational programme.

With different membership levels to choose from, you can decide how friendly you want to get! Friends who donate to the International New Music Festival will have their names published in the printed and digital (pdf) version of the Festival Booklet. In addition, your name will be included on the Festival Webpage section. Companies and Corporations have the additional option to get their business logo and name published. 

Your contribution, however large or small, is greatly appreciated. Thank you! Your help provides crucial financial support, which enables us to deliver an excellent artistic music program for our global audience, and support international and local artists. When you donate, you will receive a receipt for donations of €20 or €100. Every gift makes a difference!

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How does use my donation?

Your gift helps us to pay the costs of the International Festival and the associated educational programs every year. 

Can I make a donation any time during the year?

A gift at any time in any amount makes an impact and helps us move forward in presenting the best possible Music Festival. Thank you in advance for your support!

When will I receive my tax receipt/acknowledgement?

If you made your donation online and paid it in full, your electronic receipt/acknowledgement should arrive within a few hours.

Can I make a donation anonymously?

Absolutely! When making a donation, just indicate that you would like your gift to remain anonymous and we will ensure that your name is not included in the online or printed Festival Program. You will still get a tax receipt / acknowledgement.

Can I send my donation via a cheque?

At this point, we ask Friends and Supporters of the International Music Festival to send their donation via Visa or Mastercard.  This is the quickest, most efficient way to pay can take Visa, and Mastercard cards.

Is donating online secure?

When you connect to our donation form, you are connected via on-line banking, which is very secure.

How secure is my provided information? Does the International Music Festival sell or trade information with other Music organizations? does not sell or trade any of your information with any agency. We are committed to ensuring the confidentiality of our donors and website visitors.

Who should I contact with other questions regarding donations?

Please reach out to our Festival’s team at
We look forward to hearing from you!


The annual St. Petersburg International New Music Festival is among the main projects through which pursue its mission. The largest festival of new music in Russia takes place at the end of May during a period of famous White Nights in distinguished venues around the city, including the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, New Holland, the St. Petersburg State Conservatory and others.

The festival program has numerous educational highlights: master classes, pre-rehearsal talks, scientific conference, composition course, presentations, educational lectures, training lab for music critics, workshops and reading sessions with soloists and several ensembles.

The festival is presented by world-famous musicians and well-known ensembles, both classical and experimental ones, specializing in the new music performance. The Festival covers various areas of contemporary academic music – experimental, electro-acoustic, electronic music, multimedia projects, free improvisation and others.

One of the key ideas of the festival is to show the latest trends in the world of academic music. The program includes only world and Russian premieres of works created in recent decades. The music presentation format is not limited to traditional academic concerts and involves performances and experimental shows.

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Contact our Team by phone at 8-9519413 (RU),
+7-812-951-9426 (INT’L), or by email at
We can also answer basic questions in the section below.


Pro Helvetia

Ambassade de France en Russie