The message reads, in part:
“The Chekhov Festival has a special place in the calendar of global cultural events and enjoys the reputation of a large creative forum that brings together experienced masters, famous companies and talented young people, who are taking their first but confident steps towards professional excellence. It serves as a way of constantly searching for new ideas, and promoting personal contacts and cultural cooperation between counties. This is why it remains reputable and popular among professionals and audiences.
I am confident that the current 15th Festival that will be held at leading Moscow stages such as Mossovet Theatre, Pushkin Drama Theatre, Helikon-Opera and Zaryadye Concert Hall will be successful and memorable for both participants and guests.”
The Chekhov International Theatre Festival was established in 1992 and is biennial. Since its creation, over 500 performances from 51 countries have been presented as part of its programmes.