The Central Military Band of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
Colonel Sergey Durygin, Head of the Band, Honored Artist of Russia.
Lieutenant Colonel Konstantin Petrovich and Major Andrey Nisenbaum, Conductors.
The Central Military Band of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is the leading creative group of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and is one of the most
The band participates in main social, political and cultural events, including formal state events and military parades on Red Square. The band represents with dignity Russian military music culture at international military music festivals, which are held both in Russia and abroad.
The band’s repertoire consists of pieces of classical Russian and foreign composers, as well as compositions on military and patriotic themes. The band recorded the State Anthem of Russia, which is acknowledged as a standard of excellence. It has also recorded an anthology of the Russian military music, which is stored in the State Archive of Television and Radio Programs. Only the past few years alone, the band has recorded about a dozen CDs of Russian, foreign and military music.
The band regularly goes on tour and the virtuosity and expertise of its musicians has won the hearts of people in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Italy, China, North Korea, Malta, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the USA, France, Switzerland, and Sweden.