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Top Quality Musical Performances in Moscow’s Metro

Elevating the underground with music


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Not long ago we announced a new initiative to provide citizens with live quality music in Moscow underground. Now it’s official - the project ‘Music in the Metro’ has finally gone live.

There is a huge amount of extremely talented and well-trained professional musicians in Russia, and this project is proving it once again. There was huge competition and the audition itself was very strict: almost 1,000 candidates took part in the selection process, and only 30 of the best of the best were approved.

An interesting detail: such activity is not even a job because it is not paid, so all concerts will be held every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (apart from the rush hours) absolutely for free.

There are also some rigid ground rules for the musicians: they should not ask for money, the noise level from their instruments should not exceed 85 dB, etc. But nevertheless those who were selected are enormously happy with such a great opportunity to display their talents to the public and get noticed. Moreover, the passers-by are free to support the artists with donations.

This project is to be endured till September, and if Moscovites really like it, ‘Music in the Metro’ will become a permanent phenomenon in Moscow’s underground. In the future, walking through the metro could be like attending a top-quality concert.


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