V I F O R M - Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music

Affirmed by the Board of Directors of

Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music.

Chairman of the Board of Directors - Dr.Boris Konovalov.

History of the Festival.

History of Vancouver Festival of Russian Music The International Festival of Russian Music in Vancouver (further on referred to as Festival) was established in 2007. The goal of the festival is to popularize and support the Russian culture and the existing richness of musical traditions in the Canadian City of Vancouver, which has a large Russian Diaspora as well as a strong interest toward Russian musical culture from other Diasporas of the multi-lingual Vancouver.

A non-profit organization "Festival of Russian Music" was registered in Vancouver in 2008 (Certificate of Incorporation S-53891). The initial title of the festival was "Festival of Russian Music", which in its form was a Music Contest rather than a musical celebration.

The title of "Festival" was selected by the founder and the organizer of the festival, Irina Jilina, based on the national and cultural idea and the fact that the event is to be a show if the achievements in the area of musical art, which in itself creates an atmosphere of a festivity. In the course of development, the Festival indeed turned into a festivity not only for the Vancouver region, it also attracted attention from other regions and countries.

The festival turned into a truly international Festival, hence causing the change of title and form of organization. Therefore, the Board of Directors affirms the title of Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music. This title may be used on all advertising materials in combination with the year in which the Festival was held and the Russian translation of the festival title. For example, International Festival of Russian Music in Vancouver - 2011.

Moreover, the collaboration with professionals from other countries resulted in expansion of the geography of festival participants and in the changes to how the Festival will be conducted. .

Due to its timeliness and popularity, The Festival organically turned from a music contest to an international Festival, a true festival of Russian music with unbounded opportunities for the participants and hence, a more important cultural meaning and influence upon the development of Russian music around the world.

Video of VIFORM 2010

Video of VIFORM 2009