Valery Gergiev tried to convince not to politicize the Tchaikovsky competition
Artistic Director of the Mariinsky theatre, co-chair of the organizing Committee of the international Tchaikovsky competition Valery Gergiev tried to convince not to politicize this music Contest.
the contest is dedicated to the 175th anniversary of Tchaikovsky, will be held in the Russian capital and Saint Petersburg with fifteen June to 3 July 2015.
"In any way, this tournament does not have the opportunity to be politicized or associated with obstacles that fills currently the whole world," said Gergiev at a press conference on Tuesday.- We expect young people bold, without looking back, filled with creative and successful participation in this contest."
according to organizers, At this point in time has received requests from participants from 29 countries." traditionally, citizens of Russia, the Chinese, the South Koreans and the Japanese are very actively involved, " explained Gergiev. Equally in competition involvement Authorized Italy, Poland, USA, Germany, Georgia, Ukraine, France, Australia and other countries.
Just for the contest filed about 200 applications." Stayed two weeks, I think, because this number will be doubled, " continued the head of the Mariinsky theatre.- But We do not pursue that more people have applied without special reason. We talk with colleges, universities, watching the winners of the other contests