The message reads, in part:
“I congratulate you on the opening of the eighth New Wave competition.
Throughout its existence your creative forum has gained immense popularity and become one of the most important and promising projects in international cultural and educational cooperation. For many talented young singers, musicians and composers, performing in this contest is not only an opportunity to express themselves, but also a springboard to a great creative career. The full programme and authoritative jury composed of recognised masters of the genre guarantees that the music festival in the [Latvian] coastal city of Jurmala will result in exciting discoveries and meetings.”
The competition will take place from July 28 to August 2, 2009 in Jurmala, Latvia.