XIV Open composers competition named after Andrey Petrov
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In the Big Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic were announced results of the XIV Open composers competition named after Andrey Petrov

In the Big Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic were announced results of the XIV Open composers competition named after Andrey Petrov. The first place was taken by the composer from Italy Andrea Portera with the work «Gobolinks» for voice and orchestra, the second - by the Russian composer Arthur Wabel with the work «Cryptopiece», the third by Ryan Latimer with the work «Antiarkie» from the UK. Ziyi Tao (USA) and Taras Buevsky (Russia) became the diploma winners. Taras Buyevsky received the Audience Award by the results of voting among the audience of the final concert. Arthur Wabel received a special prize from the competition partner, the Mitrofan Belyaev Foundation, which supports contemporary musicians. The next Open Competition of Composers in the category «Symphonic Music» will take place in 2022.

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.