Introduction of the Participating Organisations to the 32nd April Spring Friendship Art Festival
1) China Oriental Performing Arts Group
Formed in 1962, it is a state-level art organisation which creates and stages the music and dance pieces, representative of several ethnic groups of China. It not only enjoys popularity at home for its distinctive performances but also makes performance tours of many countries. It has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival three times.
2) Shandong Acrobatic Troupe of China
Organised in 1959, the troupe has created and performed traditional Chinese acrobatic pieces, for which it is loved by the people. The troupe has won in several international circus festivals and also given performances in many foreign countries. It participated in the 29th April Spring Friendship Art Festival in 2014.
3) Mongolian Military Song and Dance Academic Ensemble
Established in 1932, this military ensemble has created and performed many works that reflect Mongolian traditional art and the life of the service personnel. It has conducted performance tours in many foreign countries. So far it has attended the April Spring Friendship Art Festival twelve times.
4) State Morin Khuur Ensemble of Mongolia
Established in 1992, the ensemble, whose main instrument is morin khuur unique to the Mongolian nation, has given periodic performance to disseminate the traditional art of the nation at home. It received “World Culture Open Festival -1” Grand Prix. It participated in the 15th April Spring Friendship Art Festival in 1997.
5) Troupe from the Mongolian Circus Association
Founded in 2016 and comprising many circus troupes of the country, the association organises various undertakings aimed at developing the acrobatic art. It has won prizes in several international circus festivals.
6) Circus from the Art Development Centre, Mongolia
Established in 2000, the centre organises international circus festivals in Mongolia, and has won prizes in international festivals held in foreign countries with its circus works. It participated in the 30th April Spring Friendship Art Festival in 2016.
7) Troupe from the Vietnam National Music, Song and Dance Theatre
Established in 1951, it has produced and performed traditional folk music, song and dance pieces representative of various ethnic groups of the country, enjoying popularity at home. It has also won prizes in several international art festivals. It has attended the April Spring Friendship Art Festival two times.
8) Troupe from the Vietnam Circus Federation
Founded in 1956, the troupe has produced various kinds of acrobatic works and given performances at home. It has won prizes in several international circus festivals. So far, it has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival two times.
9) Lao National Art Troupe
A state-level organisation formed in 1955, the troupe has created and performed artistic works reflecting the traditional culture of the ethnic groups of Laos. It participated in the 31st April Spring Friendship Art Festival in 2018.
10) Jaya Suprana Art Troupe, Indonesia
Organized by Suprana, a pianist, composer and conductor, this art troupe has created and performed artistic works of the themes of the traditional folk music.
11) Soloist and Composer from the Radio & TV General Bureau, Syria
He has won prizes in international art festivals. He has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival eight times and won several prizes. He dedicated the song Powerful and Great Korea to the 32nd April Spring Friendship Art Festival.
12) Music Company of Cyprus
This talented composer has created musical works and presented them in international art festivals. He has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival more than ten times. He created the mixed trio and orchestra No, You Didn’t Pass Away and female duet and orchestra A Great Lifetime Brightened History for the 32nd April Spring Friendship Art Festival.
13) Dance group “Padida”, Tajikistan
Formed in 2001, it is a popular troupe that has created and performed dance pieces depicting the national tradition of the Tajik people. It has also made performance tours in foreign countries.
14) Soloists from the Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet after A. Spendiaryan
The soprano started to perform in 2020 and has won special prizes in international contests and art festivals. As an international prize winner, the tenor started his career in 2018 and has starred in several operas.
15) International Academy of Magic, Thailand
It has many talented magicians and has hosted many performances at home and abroad. It has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival three times.
16) Artist and musician, Singapore
He has performed with famous singers from many countries of the world.
17) Magician from the Magicians Association, Singapore
With smooth bravura and quick hands, he regularly performs in the magic shows held in the Asian countries.
18) Capital Circus of Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Organised in 2005, the circus has created various acrobatic works and staged performances at home. Some of its works were awarded prizes at the International Circus Festival Monte Carlo.
19) Soloist from the Japan-Korea Music and Art Exchange Association
A member of the Tokai liaison council for the Study of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, she is a soprano who is working as chairperson of the Japan-Korea Music and Art Exchange Association. She has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival nine times.
20) The State Dance Company “Beriozka” named after N.S. Nadezdina, under the Office of President of the Russian Federation
Established in 1948, the troupe has created graceful and characteristic Russian folk dances, and enjoys great popularity with its performance tours at home and abroad, attracting the attention of the world. It has visited the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and given performances six times, two of them in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival.
21) Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the National Guard of the Russian Federation
Established in 1973 as a military art organisation, the ensemble has created artistic works reflecting the soldiers’ life and given many performance tours in various cities at home, enjoying the people’s welcome. It holds performance tours in various countries on a regular basis. It has visited the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea seven times, two of them in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival.
22) Yurlov Russian State Academic Choir
Established in 1919, the choir has given many performances at home with choruses created by famous composers of Russia. With Russian folk songs and world famous songs, it has made performance tours in many countries. It has visited and given performances in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea four times.
23) Krasnoyarsk State Academic Dance Company of Siberia named after Mikhail Godenko, Russia
Established in 1960, the company has created folk dances peculiar to Siberia, and given many performances at home. It has attended many dance festivals and made performance tours in many countries. It has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival two times.
24) St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia
Organised in 1917, it is a world-famous orchestra which has given many performances at home with symphonies created in Russia and many other countries. The orchestra has made performance tours in many countries with talented conductors from Russia and other countries.
25) The State Dance Ensemble "Ural" of the OGBUK "Chelyabinsk Philharmonic Society", Russia
Founded in 1980 as a folk dance ensemble, it has created many dance works reflecting various kinds of life of several ethnic groups living in the southern part of Ural, Russia, and given many performances at home. It has attended international art festivals held in many countries. It participated in the 31st April Spring Friendship Art Festival held in 2018.
26) State Order of Friendship of Peoples Academic Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Udmurt Republic "Italmas" named after I.A.V. Mamontova, Russian Federation
Organized in 1936 as an ethnic art troupe, it has created and given performances of the traditional folk songs and folk dances of Udmurt. It has participated in art festivals held in many countries and made performance tours in many cities in Russia and other countries.
27) Vocal band "KVATRO", Russia
Established in 2003 as a male vocal quartet, it has given performances at home with famous songs of Russia and modern songs of Europe. It holds concerts at home regularly, and participates in art festivals.
28) Oleg Gazmanov, People's Artist of the Russian Federation
A holder of the title of the People's Artist of the Russian Federation, he has held characteristic solo performances in several cities at home, attracting the attention of the Russian people. He has participated in dozens of art festivals.
29) Marina Devyatova, “Ambassador” of Russian culture and folk singer
She has given vocal recitals of Russian folk songs at home and abroad in a peculiar way of singing.
30) Soloist from the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
As a tenor, he has participated in operas as a major character in many theatres at home. He has also performed in many operas staged in foreign countries.
31) Soloist from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, Russia
She is a newly-emerging soprano who received a prize in an international singing contest. At present she performs in the theatres of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music.
32) Guitarist from the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music
As a talented guitarist who performs in many countries of Asia, Europe and Americas, he has won in art festivals and instrument contests held in several countries.
33) Pianist from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, Russia
As a talented associate professor in piano, he is an international contest winner and brought up many students to become contest winners.
He gives piano lectures in other countries and performs in periodic concerts.
34) Bayanist from Moscow, Russia
He has won first prizes in international contests held in several countries of the world. He performs in concerts at home and abroad.
35) Clarinetist from Moscow, Russia
A talented clarinetist, he holds recitals at home and abroad with musical works of various themes created by famous composers of Russia and other countries.
36) Symphony Orchestra of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, Russia
As an art troupe of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, it performs in periodic concerts and operas in the conservatory theatre. It has performed in two world festivals of youth and students. It participated in the 22nd April Spring Friendship Art Festival in April 2004.
37) Circus of State Acrobatic Company of Russia
Established in 1957, it gives performances at home and abroad with works of various forms of its own creation. It also participates in international circus festivals. It has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival 28 times.
38) Ensemble "Intrada" of Belarus
An art troupe organised with international contest winners in 1998, it gives periodic concerts in several theatres in the country. It has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival two times.
39) String Quartet of the Belarusian State Academy of Music
It is composed of teachers at the Belarusian State Academy of Music. The organiser of this ensemble is an oboist, who is an international contest winner and international contest juror.
40) Belarus National Circus
Established in 1780, it has its own acrobatic theatre. While creating and performing various forms of acrobatic works, it conducts exchanges with circuses of other countries. It has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival three times.
41) Soloist from the Bulgaria National Musical Opera Theater “Stefan Makedonski”
He has starred in several operas staged in the country, and performed in periodic concerts held in many other countries. He participated in the 31st April Spring Friendship Art Festival in 2018.
42) National Academic Ensemble of Folk Dance “Joc”, Moldova
Established in 1945, it has created folk dances of Moldova in the form of theatrical art. It has given many performances at home and attended several international art festivals held in foreign countries.
43) National Academic Ensemble of University of Belgrade "SPANAC", Serbia
Since it was established in 1954, it has adapted Serbian folk dance and musical works into various forms of dance and music, and made performance tours in several cities of the country and several countries of the world.
44) Hungarian Circus Company
It is a newly-established acrobatic organisation involving acrobats who are in the spotlight at home and abroad for their unique stunts.
45) National Chamber Choir "Madrigal-Marin Constantin", Romania
Founded in 1963, it has staged choruses of Romanian folk songs and world-famous songs at home and abroad. It has participated in several art events held in foreign countries.
46) Janoska Ensemble, Austria
Founded by Janoska brothers who are talented instrumentalists, this ensemble gives periodic concerts at home and abroad with instrumental musical works it arranged on the basis of works of various moods from classical ones to modern ones.
47) Chamber Orchestra Alberic Magnard of France
A successor to the royal chamber orchestra organised in 1989, it holds performances regularly and participates in several international art festivals. It has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival six times.
48) Swiss aerial acrobat
She is a talented aerialist who has participated in joint circus performances at home with acrobats from other countries and in international circus festivals, creating aerialist works which are new in artistic image and stunts.
49) Geneva HEM Symphonic Orchestra, Switzerland
Founded in 2009 as the main ensemble of the Geneva Haute école de musique, it gives performances in periodical concerts at home and abroad with distinguished guest conductors.
50) Swedish Ludvika Minicircus
Established in Ludvika, Sweden, it has brought up acrobats for domestic performances and also participated in international circus festivals.
It has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival three times.
51) British pianist
He has performed in periodical concerts abroad and now teaches at music school at home.
52) Choir Exaudi, Cuba
Organised in 1987, it has participated in several domestic music contests. It has also participated in concerts and art festivals held in other countries.
53) Duett Con –Trastes, Cuba
It is an art troupe composed of guitarists who are famous for their diverse and fine technical skills. It has participated in many art festivals and made performance tours abroad.
54) Pianist from the National Music Center, Cuba
She is a talented pianist who has given her piano recitals in many prestigious universities of the world, and now she is working at the National Music Center.
55) Quintet Ventus Habana, Cuba
Organised in 2004, it has participated in many international art festivals and given performances in art ceremonies at home.
56) Trio Canyas Moviles, Cuba
Organised in 2008, it has been highly appreciated at domestic music contests.
57) Singer from the group of the National Opera of Cuba
A national vocal music contest winner, the mezzo-soprano has played leading characters in folk operas and light operas.
58) Troupe Ethiopia
Established in 2014, it has participated in circus festivals held in various countries and won several prizes for its highly-skilled works.
59) Art Troupe of Koreans Resident in Japan
It is composed of creative workers and other artistes from the Kumgangsan Opera Troupe under the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, regional song and dance groups of Koreans in Japan, the Central Committee of the Union of Korean Writers and Artists in Japan and Korea University. This troupe has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival 31 times and won several prizes for its high-level performances.
60) Art Troupe of Koreans Resident in China
It consists of Korean artistes, lecturers and teachers who are affiliated with the Yanbian song and dance troupe of China and with the art school under Yanbian University. It has participated in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival 23 times and presented distinctive works.
61) Korean soloist resident in Kazakhstan
He has participated in several domestic vocal music festivals and won prizes. He also participated in the First Pyongyang International Vocal Music Contest which was held in Pyongyang in April 2018 and won the second prize.
62) Kayagum Ensemble, International United Confederation of Koreans
Organised in 2015 with members of the International United Confederation of Koreans in Russia, it holds performances for disseminating Korean songs among Korean compatriots in the country.
63) Art Troupe of Cambodia
The Art Troupe of Cambodia is composed of the art department of the Ministry of Culture and Art, the Royal University of Art and the Art School, all under the Ministry of Culture and Art of the Kingdom of Cambodia. The organisations under the troupe have created art works that portray the folk and traditional culture of Cambodia and performed them at home.