The Chamber Choir of Moscow Conservatory was organized upon initiative of Prof. Alexander Sokolov, D.A., Rector of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, in December of 1994. Its founder was Prof. Boris Tevlin (1931–2012), People's Artist of Russia, an outstanding choral conductor of today, who was continuously heading and leading the choir until his last days.
The Chamber Choir of Moscow Conservatory is a laureate of Grand Prix and an awardee of two golden medals at the Eighth Riva del Garda International Choral Festival (Italy, 1998), a laureate of the First Prize and an awardee of the Golden Medal at The First Brahms International Choral Competition in Wernigerode (Germany, 1999), a winner of The First Choir Olympics in Linz (Austria, 2000), as well as a laureate of Grand Prix at The XXIInd International Festival of Orthodox Church Music "Hajnówka 2003" in Białystok (Poland).
The main trend of the creative activities of the collective is the performance of works by contemporary Russian and foreign composers. The choir's discography includes works by Sergey Rakhmaninov, Dmitry Shostakovich, Alfred Schnittke, Rodion Shchedrin, Sofia Gubaidulina, Roman Ledenev, Arvo Pärt, Krzysztof Penderecki, John Tavener; the program "Russian sacred music", an anthology of masterpieces of western and Russian choral music "The Performing art of Boris Tevlin", Alaxeander Scryabin Symphony No. 1 (jointly with the Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev on Pentatone label) and others.
The recording of Rodion Shchedrin's choral opera "Boyarina Morozova," under the direction of Boris Tevlin in 2008, received a prestigious award Echo Klassik in the category "The Best Opera Performance of the Year".
The choir regularly tours in the cities of Russia and abroad. The choir is a member of National and international festivals, including "Voices of Orthodox Russia", "Moscow Easter Festival, directed by Valery Gergiev", "Moscow autumn", "December nights of Sviatoslav Richter", and many others.
Since August of 2012, Artistic Director of the Chamber Choir of Moscow Conservatory has been Alexander Solovyev, an Associate Professor of the Contemporary Choral Performance Department of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, an international competition laureate and Prof. Boris Tevlin's closest associate.
In 2014 the Chamber choir conducted by Alexander Solovyev won three gold medals in the World Choir Games (Riga/Latvia, 2014); in 2015 won the Grand Prix, the four titles of laureate of I award and won 4 special prizes at the XI International Competition of choirs and vocal ensembles "The Singing World" named after Yuri Falik (St.-Petersburg).
Choirmasters of the Chamber Choir: Maria Chekmakina, Taras Yasenkov, Alexei Vyaznikov.