The message reads, in part:
“Your creative forum has already built traditions of its own and has won wide-reaching acclaim. Year after year, it offers an inspiring programme packed with star performers, while creating a warm, friendly atmosphere.
I strongly believe that this year the festival will be a huge success, treating the public to performances by acclaimed stars, as well as young talents, and will become a memorable event for people in Russia’s Northern capital and for all connoisseurs of music and performing arts.”
This year the White Nights of St Petersburg International Music Festival is being held online because of the pandemic. In the traditional format, the festival has been held annually since 1992.