WELCOME TO THE RACHMANINOFF SOCIETY WEBSITE
The Rachmaninoff Society (Charity registered in the UK No. 1114932) was founded in 1990 to bring into contact all those who appreciate the Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) and to further the study of his life and music.
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We are holding a few more copies of our professionally-edited journal, The Bells, for sale until 15 June, so if you would like to purchase some, don't delay.
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An update as of 1 June 2013
The Trustees and Committee have reluctantly agreed that the Rachmaninoff Society in its current form is no longer viable. The decision to dissolve it was taken at a Special General Meeting on 16 February 2013, and it will cease operating on 30 June 2013. The note of this meeting can be accessed on the members-only part of this website.
Preparations for a possible successor organisation have proceeded apace in the Netherlands. We are delighted to report that a few Dutch Society members have established an organisation which has recently received charitable status in the Netherlands. There will be a final update of this page around the end of June to confirm the future of the Rachmaninoff Society's information resources.
In the meantine, you can:
find out more about the Society, its history and what it achieved on the 'about us' pages. The Rachmaninoff Society was active worldwide, assisting in the organisation of numerous conferences and concerts, as well as the preparation of radio programmes. It also stimulated the publication of various unknown scores and the making of recordings.
Left: Founding President Vladimir Ashkenazy at the 2007 Conference in NYC
find out about our past international Conferences, members' weekends and joint events with other organisations by clicking here. In 2010, alongside our Members' Weekend, we organised a study afternoon jointly with the Friends of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. We had the pleasure of listening to internationally-acclaimed pianist Nikolai Lugansky talk about playing Rachmaninoff, and about the rebuilding of Ivanovka, Rachmaninoff's estate in Russia.
Last updated 13 June 2013