The Mitrofan Belyayev Foundation made a decision to establish a special prize for the Andrey Petrov composers competition. The curators of the Foundation - Serge CHEREPNIN, Victor KISIN and Andrey BOREIKO, upon completion of the final of the competition, will choose the winner of the prize.
The Mitrofan Belyayev Foundation was founded in 1884 by the remarkable St. Petersburg Maecenas Mitrofan Petrovich Belyaev (1836 - 1903) in support of Russian composers and musicians. In 1885, Mitrofan Petrovich founded the music publishing house «M.P. Belaieff, Leipzig», whose activities continue under the leadership of the Foundation to this day. Catalog «M.P. Belyaev» includes hundreds of works - from classics of Russian music to contemporary authors. The first curators of the Foundation were N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov, A.K. Glazunov, A.K. Lyadov. Later, the curators included Nikolay and Alexander Cherepnin, Andrey Volkonsky, Arvo Pärt, Victor Suslin, Gia Kancheli. The curator of the Fund since 1977 is Serge Cherepnin, since 2008 - Viktor Kisin, since 2020 - Andrey Boreiko.