XV Winter international arts festival in Sochi

Greeting to the festival

To participants, organizers, and guests of the XV Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

Dear friends!

Greetings on the occasion of the opening of the Winter International Arts Festival!

Your traditional forum, organized and inspired by Yuri Abramovich Bashmet, is increasingly gaining popularity with every year. It introduces the audience to the best examples of Russian and world music, theatre, and choreography; it is a reputable creative platform for strengthening professional and friendly contacts. It gives Sochi an exciting and memorable holiday.

I am convinced that the new XV festival will maintain the worthy quality level achieved and that its rich and interesting program and its star participants will contribute to the diversity of cultural events of the Black Sea resort city.

Wishing you all the best,

February 16, 2022 Vladimir Putin President of the Russian Federation
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Greetings of the President of the Russian Federation

Dear friends!

I welcome the organizers, guests, and participants of the XV Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi.

Over the years of its existence, the festival has become one of the most significant musical events. As it continues to develop, the festival unites leading world-class performers and young musicians and forms the community of devoted art lovers.

The festival program is traditionally rich in premiere shows and creative events, it is balanced well with the educational agenda, and the international conference of cultural professionals is to become a platform for new trends and innovative projects.

Let me wish success to the organizers and participants of this global cultural project and most memorable and rewarding experience to its audience.

February 10, 2022 Olga Lyubimova Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
Greetings from the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation

Dear friends!

Welcome to the XIV Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi!

Over fifteen years, the festival has rightfully deserved the title of one of the most famous and significant cultural forums in Russia and the whole world.

We are happy to welcome its numerous participants to our hospitable Kuban again. We have done everything to make sure you enjoy your stay.

An extensive cultural program awaits you. It will engage both renowned artists and beginners in the field of arts. Such communication is a formula of a truly creative atmosphere. I hope it will contribute to your search for new ideas and lay the foundation for the main trends in the development of modern culture.

I wish the participants and guests effective communication, vivid impressions, and inspiration.

February 16, 2022 Veniamin Kondratyev Head of Administration (Governor)
Krasnodar Krai

Dear friends,

I am glad to welcome the organizers, participants, and guests of the XV Anniversary Winter International Arts Festival of Yuri Bashmet. It is a great pleasure for the city of Sochi to be hosting for the fifteenth time the seminal cultural event, which gathers world luminaries of classical music on the stage of the Winter Theater!

This unique festival has long become one of the signature events of the Sochi resort and the most anticipated holiday in the cultural life of its winter season!

Festivals of maestro Yuri Abramovich Bashmet are never predictable, for each time they open new talents and arrange unforgettable meetings with celebrated music artists for their admirers! I am sure this is how it will be this time again. I wish all of us rewarding experience, positive energy, and splendid emotions from meetings with wonderful music!

Welcome to Sochi!

February 16, 2022 Alexey Kopaygorodsky Mayor of Sochi