February 29, 2020 at the Museum of Russian Gusli and Chinese Guqin a concert-meeting of gusli players and gusli lovers took place.
The initiator of the meeting was Tatyana Vasilyeva, a teacher at the music school and the Institute of Arts and Culture in Volgograd, a soloist in the folk instrument orchestra.
Concert participants read short reports in which they shared useful knowledge and experience. Konstantin Zakharov spoke about cross-gusli, a rare and very complex instrument, that only a few can play, and Dmitry Paramonov spoke about feast song traditions. Vladimir Borisov introduced the results of a study of the gusli music effects on the human body, and Tatyana Vasilyeva presented the results of work with children with developmental problems, autism and cerebral palsy. A small report by Konstantin Sigitov was devoted to the role of the traditional Russian instrument in the history of Ancient Russia study.
At the meeting, to the accompaniment of a gusli, Russian folk music was played, authentic and the author’s covers, as well as works of ancient Russian literature performed by a professor at the Slavic International Academy, a folk storyteller, a graduate of the Gnesinsky Institute, who had devoted many years to the study of oral folk art, Gennady Ivanovich Lavrov, the oldest in the community of gusli players.