Interpreting at Rock Festival (Rock nad Volgoy)

Interpreting at Rock Festival (Rock nad Volgoy)

About the project

Услуги: consecutive interpreting, escort interpreting.

Working languages: English, Russian.

Industry: large-scale events.

Timeline: June 10-12, 2011.

Work scope: two 12-hour days.

Project team: project manager and two interpreters.

Extra: read the project manager’s report on the difficulties of working with celebrities that was published in Mozgorilla.

General information

In 2012 the Rock nad Volgoy stage featured the legendary rock group Garbage. All Correct was a festival partner and provided escort translation for all the group members and their technical staff (totaling eleven people) from when they landed to when they took off.

Ekaterina Fyodorova wrote an excellent article published in Mozgorilla, giving a fascinating and first-hand look at what it was like to work with elite rock musicians.

Project particulars

This project was especially tricky because the interpreters had to work with a wide range of topics: from handling everyday questions to setting up sound equipment. The All Correct project manager was also forced into the role of tour manager, helping the celebrities get settled and organized.

All Correct was an official partner of Rock nad Volgoy 2012, providing interpreters for Garbage, and NCA would like to thank them for their help! We would especially like to note the work put in by Aleksey Myodov, Natalya Novikova, and Ekaterina Fyodorova, as they helped the musicians both get over the language barrier and feel like welcome guests. Everyone did a fantastic job!

Anna Salova, NCA project manager


The National Concert Academy (NCA) has been organizing concerts for foreign artists and Russian stars since 1998. In that time the company has run shows at every facility in St. Petersburg and taken up a pole position in the showbiz market, handling over 100 events a year. Those include everything from club concerts to Russia-wide festivals enlivening the country and city’s cultural landscape as well as providing plenty of media fodder.

NCA is the largest creator and organizer of festivals in Russia, with quite a few projects under its belt: Rock nad Volgoy (Rock over Volga), a grandiose, 11-hour musical festival; Geroi Mirovogo Roka (Global Rock Heroes); Napolnim Nebo Dobrotoy (Fill the Sky with Beauty), a festival for charity; Summertime; UK Flavours; Tuborg Greenfest; Nashy v Gorode (Ours in the City); Chartova Dyuzhina (Baker’s Dozen); Mosty (Bridges); RokOt Baltiki (Baltica RockOut); 80’s Disco, an Avtoradio festival; and Legendy Retro FM (Legends of Retro FM).

All Correct Translations

All Correct Translations is a division of the All Correct Group providing translation and interpreting in the oil and gas, chemical, automobile, IT, and other industries.
The All Correct Group, which is headquartered in Dublin, was founded in 2006. The production office is located in Samara (Russia). The guiding mission for All Correct Translations is to provide business clients with translations to and from Russian that are critical to their business processes and ready for use.
The All Correct Group helps develop translation and localization standards within the ISO, GALA, and IGDA, and is also a member of the Union of Translators of Russia and GALA.