Olga Khomova

Speaker, Moderator
General Director, St. Petersburg State Academic Capella.
Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation, General Director of St. Petersburg State Budgetary Institution of Culture St. Petersburg State Academic Capella.

Olga Khomova was born in Leningrad. Since September 19, 2006, she has been General Director of St. Petersburg State Budgetary Institution of Culture St. Petersburg State Academic Capella.

In 1985, she graduated from Cherkasov Russian State Institute of Performing Arts, Faculty of Theatre Studies, Department of Planning, Economics and Organization of Theatre Business. During her studies, she joined St. Petersburg State Academic Capella in the position of an administrator.

From 1981 to 1996, Olga Sergeevna supervised the cultural department of the House of Composers of St. Petersburg: for more than ten years she was engaged in organizing concerts, exhibitions, tours, presentations and conferences. In parallel with her work at the House of Composers, she was actively engaged in other professional projects. In 1991, she authored the idea and organized High Art concert firm for exclusive events in the palaces of St. Petersburg; in 1992, she became an art director of Nikolaevsky Folklore Center; in 1993, administrator of Metelitsa state orchestra of folk instruments; in 1994, art director of Nevsky Prospekt festival-carnival. From 1985 to 2002, she was involved in more than thirty music and theater festivals and competitions, in the roles ranging from music editor to director.

From 1996 to 2004, Olga Sergeevna was Deputy Director for Concert Work, and from 2004 to 2006, Director of Smolny Cathedral State Concert and Exhibition Hall. Since 2004, Smolny Cathedral State Concert and Exhibition Hall became part of St. Isaac’s Cathedral State Museum-Monument. During the same years Olga Khomova continued to work actively as a producer of city holidays and events; in particular, in 2000 she became the director of the “New Year 2000” – a city holiday on Vladimirskaya Square. From 2001 to 2003, she worked as the director, scriptwriter, and art director of the city’s Cake Festival on Nevsky Prospect; in 2003 and 2004, as an art director of charity events for children. From 1998 to 2003, she worked with travel companies to organize tours in St. Petersburg. Since 2003, she has been the director of Temple of Art production agency.

Olga Sergeevna has completed a number of Russian and international advanced training courses in performing arts management. In 2006, she took a professional retraining course from the North-West Academy of Public Administration.

Since 2004, Olga Sergeevna has taught at the Performing Arts Management Department of the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts (former Theatre Arts Academy) and teaches a special course in concert management. She performs reviewing and scientific supervision of diploma works of graduates of the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts. Since 2007, she has taught a management course for performing musicians at the Faculty of Arts of St. Petersburg State University.

Since September 2006 till now, Olga Khomova has been the head of St. Petersburg State Budgetary Institution of Culture St. Petersburg State Academic Capella, consistently implementing her elaborated concept of the Capella as a multicultural educational complex meeting the latest requirements of cultural institution functioning, as approved by St. Petersburg Committee for Culture. St. Petersburg State Academic Cappella under the direction of Olga Sergeevna remains the center of musical life in the city on the Neva river. Her efforts are aimed at the further development of national choral culture.

In 2015, Olga Sergeevna was awarded the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of culture for the creation of “Music and Word” cycle of concerts and performances.

As the general director, Olga Sergeevna contributes to strengthening of the Capella’s touring activities in Russian cities. They include: Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk, Vologda, Cherepovets, Ryazan. Olga Sergeevna also develops the Capella’s touring activities abroad. So, in recent years St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Choir under the direction of People’s Artist of the USSR Vladislav Chernushenko has toured to France, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia and Spain, always with great success. During the Mass in St. Peter’s Cathedral at the Vatican, Olga Sergeevna was the representative for Russia and was assigned the mission to read a prayer for peace in Russian.

Olga Khomova is very active in the community. She chairs the board of the Union of Concert Organizations of Russia, is a member of the presidium and head of the St. Petersburg branch of the All-Russian Choral Society, a member of the organizing committee of St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, a member of the Commission on Pardons in St. Petersburg, a commission on the distribution of subsidies and subventions under the Committee for Culture and several other public commissions and expert councils.

General Director of the Capella has participated in international conferences at the invitation of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation as follows: a speech at the conference “Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius and their spiritual heritage in the culture of Russia and Slovakia” in October 2016 in Slovakia, participation in the Days of Russian Spiritual Culture in France in December 2017, performance at the China International Performing Arts Exhibition in December 2017, participation in the International Tourism Exhibition in Vienna in January 2018, in the Russian-Slovene Forum and Conference in Venice in April 2018, in the Russian-Austrian Youth Creative Platform in Vienna in October 2019.

Olga Khomova has been awarded certificates and commendations by the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Governor of St. Petersburg, the Vice-Governors of St. Petersburg and the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Ministry of Culture and Spiritual Development of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg, the Committee for External Relations, the Committee for Social Policy, the Committee for Tourism Development, the Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety, the Committee for Youth Policy and Cooperation with Public Organizations, St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Foundation, St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, the All-Russian Choral Society, and St. Petersburg House of Music. She is also a laureate of the “Woman of the Year” competition in the field of culture, winner of the award “Influential Women of St. Petersburg”, and is certified by the Russian and CIS books of record.

Her governmental awards are the medal “In Memory of the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg”, a badge for the development of cooperation with the Republic of Yakutia, the medal “For Cooperation” from the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

In 2019, Olga Khomova was awarded the honorary title “Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation”.

11:00 — 12:30
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