XVI Open composers competition named after Andrey Petrov
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Spring in St. Petersburg always comes very fast and spontaneously, flies quickly and imperceptibly, like an instant. And suddenly, it’s already the end of May, and with it the finale of the first round of the Petrov Competition in the nomination Symphonic Music. Dear authors! We remind you that you can send your works to the contest until May 31 inclusive.

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.