XVI Open composers competition named after Andrey Petrov
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The last day for applications is 31st of May. All finalists receive special diplomas and medals. The winners of the Competition are awarded the titles of laureates or diplomats. The award ceremony will take place on October 12, 2020 in the Great Hall of the D.D. Shostakovich after the final competition concert.

I am for such symphonic music that…
I am for such symphonic music that would find a way to the hearts of a wide circle of listeners, and would not be the sphere of interest of a narrow circle of aesthetes. (Andrey Petrov)
An honorary resident of St. Petersburg
A European, American or Asian is usually not particularly impressed with either the rank or regalia or the position of the guests. But when people in Poland, Israel, and China found out that I was an honorary resident of St. Petersburg, the reaction was invariably no less stormy than if they said that I was a Nobel laureate. And, of course, I want to conform to such ideas, strive for an ideal that for me is largely connected with the true St. Petersburg moral behavior of Dmitry Shostakovich and Dmitry Likhachev. With their life, they showed that being a Saint-Petersburger is not only great happiness, but also a high mission.