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Post release Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia. September 2015

Sep 21, 2015

NAMM Musikmesse Russia, and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, concluded successfully last week at Sokolniki in 2015

160 Russian and International manufacturers and distributors displayed their products at the Moscow shows

The number of unique attendees rise by 12% to 14,857

An extensive business and public events program of over 160 events was received highly positively by professional and public participants from all over Russia

A Concert program to suit all tastes attracted thousands of music fans to NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia 2015

Sokolniki,, the Exhibition and Convention Centre in one of the oldest Moscow parks became the place where the only international music trade fair in Russia NAMM Musikmesse and the biggest in the CIS international fair of technologies and services for events, installation and production Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia concluded successfully last week . In spite of a challenging economic situation in the country, 160 foreign and domestic manufacturers and distributors of leading brands introduced their new products and modern technologies from 10th till 12th/13th of September at the fairs. At Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia 2015 a wide assortment of light, sound and video equipment was presented by such companies as Bose, Martin Professional, Sennheiser Audio Russia, INTmedia, Dataton, Slami, Show Atelier, SiM, MuzTorg, OKNO-Audio, MS-Max, LTM, Sofit Light, Asia Music, Stagemarket, Robe, Clay Paky, OSRAM, Syntez-Audio, MixArt, AV Stumpfl, ChainMaster, INBACK, 2M (Deutschland), Robert Bosch, Audio Solutions, SERAPID, König & Meyer, KIOR Theatre Systems, Aris, Doka Centre, Svetogor Pro, Sonoruss and many others leading companies. The pavilions of NAMM Musikmesse Russia dedicated to electric guitars, drum sets and many other electric music instruments represented by Roland Music, Grand Mistery Olympus, Artimusic, Muzimport, Music Space, Convent Centre, PedalZoo, Shamray Guitars, Astell&Kern and was complemented by acoustic instruments by Coda Music, Kawai Piano, STEINWAY & SONS (Russia office) , Resonance Harps, FORTE and PIANO, Aileen music, BAM, Chevalets Despiau, Ditta Cirillo Antonio in “Pavilion Classique”.

A long and illustrious list of state and other organizations took part as official supporters of the fairs: the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Moscow Department of Culture, the Culture Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, The Moscow Conservatory, the Bolshoi Theatre, the Russian Guild of Theatre Managers, the Russian Union of Theatre Workers, the Russian state musical TV center "Orpheus," the Association of Musical Theatres, Ministry of Defense[BH1] , Institute of Educational Development of Culture and Art, Music Theatres Association of Russia. The companies MF Group and EuroShow were technical partners of the Moscow fairs, and Sennheiser became the general partner of Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia in 2015.

The 4th year of the fairs was marked by another record-breaking growth of unique attendees. 14 857 unique visitors were registered, among them importers, retailers, distributors, directors of concert halls, orchestra directors, light and sound directors, event managers, music teachers, professors, students, musicians and amateurs.  Exhibitors noted a high level of professionalism and business oriented interest among the professional attendees.

The rich and highly varied event program of NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia organised by the Messe Frankfurt, NAMM, and their partners played a big part in attracting these record numbers of attendees. More than 160 business, educational and entertaining events were on offer, many of them were highly significant for their specific segment of the industry.

Within NAMM Musikmesse 2015 the Moscow Department of Culture’s program called Art School took place at the show, consisting of two events. The “Forum Art Education” was dedicated to the issues of art education[BH4]   and an interactive “Park of Musical Instruments”, where thousands of attendees were given free taster lessons by qualified music teachers, to try their hands at playing the violin, drums, domra, harp and many other musical instruments

For the first time in Russia, NAMM Musikmesse Russia 2015 hosted “Bonzo Bash Russia”  a world-known drummer festival created as a tribute, to the legendary drummer John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham of Led Zeppelin. The show brought together fifteen of the best Russian rock'n'roll drummers, special guest drummers, and five young newcomers, the winners of a competition organized pre-show by Modern Drummer magazine and Muzimport. Headed by US drummer Brain Tichy (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Ozzy Osbourne, Glenn Hughes) Bonzo Bash Russia also offered master classes and workshops with famous Russian and international drummers.

Besides, NAMM Musikmesse Russia 2015 played host to events such as:

  • COLISIUM - International Music Convention
  • Educational sessions NAMM University tailor-made for Russian retailers
  • A Pedagogical Festival of modern music  technologies
  • Dozens of master-classes by professional musicians and musical business experts

•           classical and acoustic concerts and performances on the Acoustic Stage located inside the Pavilion Classique by. teachers and students from the Moscow Conservatory, cello virtuoso’s George Gusev’s Cello Drive project, kid’s festival "Viva Music!" by Asia music company and many others

•           Festivals, competitions, shows and performances of famous musicians, including guitar festival Guitar Player Party and Metallica show S&M [BH5] Tribute featuring a full sized Symphony orchestra.

•         the best  of contemporary electronic music Played by renowned DJs and music labels were available on a special stage presented by the Moscow radio station Megapolis.

Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia also hosted a number of landmark events. The Onstage Forum, dedicated to showcasing event organization and technical features of domestic and international productions saw over five hundred companies taking part. New trends and perspectives of  stage design development and a look into operation of rental companies and a technical production in Russia and in the world were also part of the Forum.

In addition, the visitors and participants of the Forum enjoyed a memorable light and music show - Onstage Light & Sound demonstration organized by Euroshow.

Another key event in the framework of Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia 2015 was a special project of the show – the second Theatre Forum. In addition to a specialized exposition, an intensive and varied business program was organized including master-classes, round tables, seminars, and workshops. Directors, technical directors, managers of theaters, cultural and art institutions took part over the course of the program.. All the events were organized or supported by the specialists and industry experts from theaters, art centers, relevant associations, and professional organizations among them  managers from the Bolshoi Theatre, members of the Russian Guild of Theatre Managers, the Russian Union of Theatre Workers. A technical tour to scenery workshops and the warehouse complex of the Bolshoi Theatre was a nice bonus for professional visitors.

Rental Companies Forum organized by the Association of Rental Companies for CEOs and employees of rental companies and event agencies, Lighting artists’ competition by Martin Pro, Master classes about concert sound, psychoacoustics and mixing organized Gramotniy Zvuk (a sound engineering school), as well as line arrays and concert sound systems were also presented for the visitors of Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia 2015.

NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia continues to make a serious contribution to the development of music, audio, light, stage and show-technologies`  industries in Russia

Next year’s dates of  NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia are, 15-18 September 2016 at the exhibition center Sokolniki.

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