Greetings from Sergei Sobyanin

Dear friends!

Let me welcome you at the IX International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival!

I am pleased, that every spring this major event unites great musicians of the highest rank in Moscow. Prominent soloists and acclaimed orchestras perform at the best concert venues of the Russian capital and present the masterpieces of the classical music to the audience. Each year the Festival discovers new names for the public — names of the excellent performers, whose guiding light is the artistic lead of the great cellist and conductor.

Being worthy of the Maestro’s name, matching the scale of his unique persona is a great challenge, which is successfully managed by the whole team of the Festival and its Artistic Director — Olga Rostropovich. This superb project has won sincere sympathies of the Moscow public, which loves and honors the legendary musician.

Dear friends, I wish you bright impressions, new achievements and all the luck!


Sergey Sobyanin,
Mayor of Moscow

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