The main music event in Tambov is the International Music Festival named after the great Russian musician Sergey Rakhmaninov. His personal and creative life was closely connected with Ivanovka country seat – one of the most picturesque places in the region. Ivanovka was Rakhmaninov’s creative laboratory. At present, the premises of the estate are owned by the Rakhmaninov preserve-museum.

Many outstanding musicians all over the world consider it an honor to perform at the festival devoted to the talented composer, pianist, and conductor. People Artist of Russia, Nikolay Luganski, is the creative director of the festival.

The festival program offers a variety of music genres: from instrumental classics to jazz improvisations.