We invite you to visit
Museum of russian gusli
and chinese guqin
In accordance with the decree of the Mayor of Moscow and to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, we have decided to close to the Museum of Russian gusli and Chinese guqin for a visit until the 10th of April.
School of playing gusli at the “Sokolniki” park
Weekly at the Russian gusli and Chinese guqin art museum you can join and visit unique school – the school of playing gusli. You can join to the training whenever. There are 2 types of classes: general classes, there while learning you can learn basic and the most simple techniques of playing folk music, another type of classes is individual classes, there you can improve your playing skills and enlarge own repertoire. You don’t have to be an expert on musical literacy. If you don’t have your own instrument (for sure, it’s welcomed), don’t worry, you can attend the training, you may either buy or order the instrument by master at the Museum. Schedule of general classes: Weekly, on Tuesdays, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., participation price: 500 rubles
Schedule of Individual classes: Weekly, on Fridays, please, contact to the teacher before in advance, attendance price: 1000 rubles per 45 min.
The school has been existing for 20 years. The program is based on the unique teaching methodology designed by Paramonov Dmitrii, cultural experts, musician and master of gusli manufacturing. Some of our graduates has already opened their own schools of playing gusli in different cities, like as Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, etc.
Event time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pre-Registration Required: +7 (495) 728-77-58, +7 (903) 191-12-80 or using webform.
We are excited to present the museum of akin musical instruments: the Russian gusli and the Chinese guqin.
From the very outset, the collection was designed to be unique in terms of concept and content – a museum of plucked musical instruments that would introduce the cultural roots of our countries. We would like this traditional museum to aim at contemporary visitors meeting their expectations and demands, and in this regard our goal is to do everything we can to translate the understanding of the great value carried by the Russian and the Chinese cultural heritage, to local and international guests.
Wing-shaped Gusli "Avdoshi"
Wing-shaped gusli "Mekhovo"
Wing-shaped gusli "Novgorod"
Wing-shaped gusli "Poptsovskye"
Wing-shaped gusli "Ryazan", XII century
Wing-shaped gusli "Brand"
Wing-shaped gusli "Chebotok"
Wing-shaped gusli from the village Kuntsovo
Lyre-shaped gusli "Slovishy", XI century
Helmet-shaped gusli "Kalyazinsky"
Helmet-shaped gusli "Moscow" XVII century
Helmet-shaped gusli "Moscow" XVI century
Helmet-shaped gusli "Nizhny Novgorod"
Helmet-shaped gusli "Novgorod" XIV century
Helmet-shaped gusli "Yaroslavl"
The associated school offers gusli workshops. You can practice traditional playing methods based on the North-Western (Novgorod and Pskov regions), Ural and Siberian traditions, spiritual verses and tales, backing of dancers and singers, gusli chimes, and improvisation in various styles and genres, or visit the carpenter shop and make a musical instrument with your own hands.
The museum’s collection includes the following sections:
a collection of traditional Russian gusli (wing and lyre shaped, bell harps, and more), and Chinese guqins brought from their country of birth;
a carpenter shop offering gusli making workshops;
a workshop and musical training venue.
The museum also hosts an extensive library specializing in the history of gusli, methodological training materials, and sheet music. Website visitors can also benefit from online resources, such as the e-archive and a collection of videos. Carefully selected materials will help you know more about this fascinating instrument.
Director of the Association of Private Museums of Russia, Co-owner of the Museum of Russian Gusli and Chinese Guqin
Musician and culture researcher, head of the Gusli Art Workshop, gusli crafter, founder of the gusli playing school
Guqin (ancient Chinese harp) crafter, founder of the Chinese Guqin association, custodian of guqin making traditions and skills, global intangible cultural heritage