Musical Bridges Around The World

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Additional Details and Fees

Visa Support:

All necessary visa documents will be provided by the hotel. Please make visa application as early as possible, as it can take 3-4 weeks. All the documents will be emailed to you after your pre-payment and confirmation of hotel registration.



Hotel costs are extremely high during the summer in St. Petersburg, with most hotels booked a half year in advance! However, the Philharmonic Society has created a successful relationship with the 3-star Hotel Azimut to offer our participants nice accommodations for an excellent price. Azimut operates hotels in Germany and Austria, and is one of the largest hotel corporations in Russia. Located very close to the city center, the hotel stands on the Fontanka River and offers

splendid views and easy connections into the city.

Visit their English website for more details: Azimut Hotels

There is a choice of rooms from Standard to Deluxe. All have options for single or double occupancy. Select the type of room you prefer. Price includes a generous buffet breakfast and taxes.

Room types and rates (all prices are shown in U.S. dollars)

Category I “Smart Standard” (economy):

Double $50 per person/ night

Single $90 per person/ night

Category II “Superior” (deluxe, renovated, view):

Double $55 per person/ night

Single $105 per person/ night

Category III “Smart Superior” (deluxe. 2-room suite):

Double $60 per person/ night

Single $115 per person/ night


Breakfast buffet will be provided by the hotel (included in the Accommodations Package).

Lunches will be served in one of the restaurants nearby or in the hotel (included in the Tour Package).



A comfortable bus will bring you to and from the airport, to the concerts, and to all excursions (included in the Tour Package).


Booking Additional Events:

Our office will be happy to assist participants who may wish to book additional sight-seeing and culture programs (not included in the Main Tour Package).


FEES (all prices are shown in U.S. dollars)

* Masterclass Performers Package*

1. Accommodations Package. Hotel Azimuth

Choose Category and single/double rate $50-$115

2. Main Tour Package

Guided tours (see description page 1) $1050

3. Lesson Package

Tuition for three 50-minute lessons. $375.

Additional lessons available at $125 per lesson

4. Organizing fee (for all participants):  $50

* Musical Tourist Package*

1. Accommodations Package. Hotel Azimuth

Choose Category and single/double rate $50-$115

2. Main Tour Package

Guided tours (see Home page) $1050

3.Organizing fee (for all participants):  $50

Additional Touring Options:

For accompanying persons (Musical Tourists) there is an option to book extra guided tours (transportation and guide provided).

* One-day tour to the world-famous summer palaces of the Russian Czars in the environs of St. Petersburg (Pavlovsk and Tsarskoe selo).

* Tour of the Russian Museum that houses the largest collection of Russian art from Medieval icons to Avantgarde works.

* Tour of the gorgeous Yussupov Palace -- a real masterpiece of the aristocratic culture that was also where the notorious Rasputin, Siberian peasant who gained tremendous control over the last royal family was murdered.


Accommodation: If cancelled after Jun 15, 2016 -- penalty is one night cost (banking commissions for the transfer will be also deducted). If after July 5, 2016 – cost of entire stay.

Main Tour Package: If cancelled after July 5-- penalty is 25% plus transfer costs, after July 15 -- 50%. after August 1 -- 75%.

Organizing fee: non-refundable

Lesson Tuition will be returned in full, minus bank commissions irrespective of the time of cancellation. 


* Applications must be emailed by June 1, 2016.

* Upon receipt of email confirming your Application Form and acceptance, bank transfer information will be sent to you.

* Pre-payment (50% of hotel costs and organizing fee) should be transferred promptly before June 15, 2016. Otherwise hotel booking cannot be guaranteed due to the demands of the high tourist season.

* Remaining part of the hotel costs, tour package, and tuition must be transferred before July 1, 2016.


IMPORTANT: The completed Application Form should be sent to BOTH of the following emails by June 1, 2016.

Prof. Vadim Mazo: [email protected]

Prof. Pavel Eliashevich: [email protected]