« I consider the establishment of a large-scale competition of composers to be an exceptional phenomenon. No less significant phenomenon is that the competition is associated with the name of Andrey Petrov - a personality which is in all his manifestations a unique one. I am happy that my friend who was a sower of good in his life, continues to bring joy to many participants in the contest. A deep gratitude to all who have established and support the viability of this significant event».
Giya Kancheli, composer, Honored artist of Russia