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Mikhail Kazinik Masterclass in music for children and adults “Keys to Musical Doors”

4th December 2022, 12 pm Masterclass for younger children (5-8 years old)

4th December 2022, 2.30 pm Masterclass for older children (9-13 years old)

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Mikhail Kazinik is delighted to announce his return to London with the event ‘Keys to Musical Doors’!

 On 4th December, Mikhail Kazinik will host two exciting workshops for children and their parents. Mikhail Semenovich explains more: “The children and I will immerse ourselves in the secrets of melodies and the beauty of music. We will find out why a composer composed a particular dance, we will learn how to conduct, to compose and to talk about music. We will also reveal the secret of why the French King Louis XIV was called the Sun King. We’ll take a journey into the amazing history of dance and learn how to distinguish between the different types. We will analyse why some violins are more expensive than grand palaces. We will become not only lovers of music, but also its connoisseurs. Let us find the keys to the wonderful world of music and discover its amazing secrets. I look forward to seeing you all on 4th December!”

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Mikhail Semenovich Kazinik was born in 1951 in Leningrad and began to play violin and piano at the age of six. From 1970 he studied at the Belarusian State Conservatory in Minsk, graduating in 1975 with distinction. Between 1975 and 1990 he was a soloist and lecturer, as well as musicologist at the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society[3] and gave numerous lectures and concerts in various cities of the then Soviet Union. In 1991 he decided to move to Stockholm, Sweden.

In the 2000s, Mikhail Kazinik presented the television project “Ad Libitum or in Free Flight” (program manager Igor Shadkhan, director Natalya Kugashova). In this series of musical and journalistic programs, Mikhail Kazinik tells about the work of various composers and proves that classical music can fully exist in modern life. The programs were broadcast on many TV channels, initially twelve episodes dedicated to composers were shot: “The Bach Effect”, “The Schubert Effect”, “The Mozart Effect”, “The Chopin Effect”, and so on. Then additional issues were made, a total of 56 episodes were released. The shooting took place in Sweden at the cottage of Mikhail Kazinik and in various scenic spots. 12 episodes of this television show were also shown on the Swedish television channel.

In 2007, Igor Shadkhan’s film “Flight over Vitebsk” was released, dedicated to the city of Vitebsk and Marc Chagall. Mikhail Kazinik appeared in this film as a tour guide in his native city.

Since 2007 — author and presenter of the program “Music that has returned” at the Orpheus Radio Station, for the implementation of which, the radio station was awarded the Radio Mania 2015 Prize.

In 2009 — 2012, 2016 — author and presenter of the program “Secret signs of culture” on the radio Silver Rain.

Since 2011, he has been the host of the author’s program, “Musical score that Changed the World” on the “Dozhd” TV Channel.

Mikhail Kazinik periodically gives lectures, concerts and creative evenings all over the world.  At these events he talks about the history of art and classical music, and seeks to captivate the audience with it. Mikhail Kazinik’s concerts are designed for the widest audience and conducts concerts for children where he tries to rid them of fear of classical music. Since 2011, together with the director and producer Galina Poltorak, he holds an annual international music festival “Days of Kazinik” in Riga (Latvia). A new competition of young instrumentalists and vocalists “Rising Stars” took place at this festival.

Mikhail Kazinik considers it necessary to carry out the reform of school education. In his opinion, the modern school forms a “clip thinking” in the child, since he receives disparate knowledge in different subjects that is not interconnected. In his opinion, the school “filled their heads like a bag of straw, stuffed with a bunch of information, 90% of which they would never need, and did not give the paradigm of knowledge, thirst for knowledge, craving for knowledge, a way of knowing through culture, through art, through mathematics”.[24]

Mikhail Kazinik realizes his vision of school education in the Chelyabinsk private school “7 keys”, where children learn according to his method of “complex-wave lessons”. Classes are held in a game form. Another experiment to create the “School of the Future” he conducts in Vyksa. In October 2017, in Tyumen, according to the methodology of Kazinik, the School of the Future “Culture” opened, which lasted until April the following year.

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