Dear Members of the Jury, participants and guests!
I cordially welcome all the participants of the MOSCOW PIANO OPEN!
The elimination stage of our musical Festival is held in Moscow for the second time, and its winners will perform at the Malta International Competition in 2021.
The artistic development requires curiosity of mind, perseverance, and new emotional impressions. The result of this experience could be as invaluable as the music itself.
I am sure that the competition will be organized at the highest level, will open up to the world bright talents, and finally, it will become a real celebration of the inspired creativity.
I wish prosperity and longevity to this musical holiday, public recognition to participants, and unforgettable impressions produced by the true art to our dear listeners.
Your Mikhail Khokhlov
Principal of the Gnesin School of Music
We are proud to welcome you to the "Moscow Piano Open" International Piano Festival and Competition, organized by European Foundation for Support of Culture, which is taking place in the capital city of Russia – Moscow.
This international festival will also comprise of an international piano competition, providing an opportunity and a new effective platform for young pianists, not only to show their technique, skills and professionalism but also their personality and knowledge when interpreting the compositions, which they will be performing.
The "Moscow Piano Open" International Piano Festival and Competition, makes part of the big series of 14 international piano competitions where 5 best participants of each competition will be invited to participate at the Malta International Piano Competition 2021 within the framework of the “Malta International Music Festival”.
The mission of the European Foundation for Support of Culture through the presentation of this Festival is to re-discover, promote, support and document the great masters for keyboard while providing audiences with a unique musical experience; to build the audiences of the future to help ensure the very existence of classical music.
With so many artistic achievements to its credit, the European Foundation for Support of Culture looks forward towards the continued success of its classical music projects in the future.
I welcome you all to the "Moscow Piano Open" International Piano Festival and Competition and I wish everyone a very enjoyable time in Moscow! Good luck and success to all participants.
With best regards and respect,
Mr. Konstantin Ishkhanov,
President of EFSC