Igor Butman: "The competition is an opportunity to rise above the everyday vanity"
Opening speech of the special guest of the festival

I sincerely welcome the organizers, participants and guests of the contest!
With all my heart I wish you inspiration and creative discoveries, and bright impressions from communicating with the beautiful to the guests of this feast of musical art. The competition is a creative fight of young musicians, it is an opportunity to rise above the everyday vanity, to become a little more joyful and inspired. And for the victory, not only skill and hard work are important, but also a great faith in own strength.
I hope this event will become a significant stage in the creative biography of its participants, and acquired experience will allow young performers to conquer new professional heights.
I wish you inexhaustible energy, great success and new creative victories!