In spring, Tambov hosts the main music event of the year – International Festival named after the great Russian composer, Sergey Rakhmaninov. His life and work were closely connected with Ivanovka estate – one of the most scenic places of the region. Ivanovka was Rakhmaninov’s creative laboratory. Right here in free steppe environment the musician’s talent had been flourishing and maturing. Today, the estate functions as S.V. Rakhmaninov Museum Estate.

Many outstanding musicians from all over the world consider it an honor to take part in the festival dedicated to the great composer, pianist and conductor. The world-renown pianist and People’s Artist of Russia Nikolay Lugansky is the art director of the festival. In 2018, the festival is going to be dedicated to the 145th musician’s birthday.