Victor Ignatov

Russian journalist. Until 1989 he lived in Moscow and was published in several newspapers and magazines in Russia. Since moving to Paris, he has dedicated his career to the development of French-Russian relations in the fields of ballet, opera and music. For several years he presented French dancers at the international festival The Seasons of Saint-Petersburg and participated in its promotion on the Russian TV. He also had been doing the radio- programs about the performances of the Russian dancers, singers and musicians in the French capital, (The Postcard from Paris and The Cultural News on the channel Mayak-24).

He has constantly reported on the most important events in the musical world of France and Europe in general, in some Russian newspapers and magazines, mostly in the news- paper Kultura and Ballet magazine, as well as in the French magazines Danser and Danse Light, in the European newspaper La Pensée Russe.

His photos of eminent artists and musicians has been published in the press, photo-albums and books. Among them: Rostropovich and his contemporaries, Ave Maya, Maya Plissetskaya — 13 years later, Rodion Schedrin — Autobiographic notes.

In 2003 he participated to the preparation and presentation of the Galas at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of Rudolf Noureev´s death. He was also a consultant and organizer of production of the documentaries featuring life and the artistic carrier of Rudolf Noureev and Serge Lifar.

Since 1998 he has regularly presented ballet and opera performances of the National Paris Opera on the Russian TV Kultura channel. He is a member of the International Musical Critics Association. In 2006 he was elected its vice-president. In 2003 he was awarded an honorary certificate by the International Union of Choreography by For Putting Together Two Great Cultures.




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