The message reads, in part:
“Your competition, which brings together acclaimed masters and young performers in Kaliningrad, enriches the cultural life of Russia and other countries with the bright colours of its special traditions and atmosphere. And, of course, it has a noble mission: to make an inspirational contribution to preserving the memory of the outstanding composer Mikael Tariverdiev, who would have celebrated his 90th birthday this year. It also helps to popularise his comprehensive and truly unique musical legacy.
I am confident that your creative forum will become a large, unforgettable event for all participants and guests, and serve to strengthen international cultural cooperation as well as people-to-people contacts.”