The message reads, in part:
“Your traditional forum is one of the most interesting, vivid and anticipated events in Russia’s cultural life. It is rightly famous for its rich programme where renowned masters are united at one venue with talented debutants making their first steps towards the pinnacle of professional mastery.
This music celebration is timed to a remarkable date – the 125th birthday of Sergei Prokofiev. This anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to revisit the great composer’s artistic heritage and promote true spiritual and cultural values in Russian society. I expect that the 15th Moscow Easter Festival will become a major contribution to this needed educational effort.”