It was a great pleasure for me to be part and to perform and teach in St.Petersburg. Thank you for having me and for your wonderful organization.
It would be fantastic for me to come back in two or three years time!
Sending you my best wishes and regards from Berlin,
Professor Gottlieb Wallisch, piano
Berlin University of the Arts (Germany)
We enjoyed it very, very much, and everything was perfectly organized.
Thank you so much,
And all the best!
Manager of the Chamber Orchestra of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna #SinTonics (Austria)
It was really lovely to meet you and to be in St. Petersburg, although it was so short… I had a very enjoyable time in St. Petersburg, and it was a great pleasure to perform in the beautiful Philharmonia Small Hall and to work with some of the Conservatoire's students. Thanks also for the presents from the festival.
Herzliche Grüße und alles Gute auch für Sie,
Professor Henja Semmler, violin
Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (Austria)
I hope you were happy with the Alban Berg Ensemble's masterclass, I know the ensemble enjoyed very much working with your students.
Manager of Alban Berg Ensemble Wien (Austria)
It was an honour to be a guest at your 18th Festival this year. Thank you very much.
All members of the orchestra and me enjoyed the stay and the opportunity to come to St. Petersburg. The whole organisation and support, also your administration people where very professional and helpful.
I wish you all the best and successful future.
Gudni Emilsson, conductor
It was for me a pleasure and an honour to share the Festival with you.
Sacha is a very dear pupil of mine and it was very special to me to play with him and the excellent musician of the orchestra under the conducting of their maestro prof.Arkady Shteinlucht. I am sure that we will meet again.
With love to all the students and respect to you.
Professor Catherine Michel, harp
The Institute of Higher Musical Education (Aix-en-Provence, France)
For us it was a wonderful pleasure to join you again in St. Petersburg. I was amused how professionally well organized was everything, plus the wonderful colleagues, students, concerts, venues, places, everything!!!
And your team was also incredible, Daria and Stefan, the two students responsible for us made our days so wonderful and easy in the city. Please, tell them our satisfaction. They are both not only good musicians (we talked a lot about music), but very-very warm persons and lovely hosts.
Yours, with warm wishes,
Professor Judit Rajk, contralto
Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest, Hungary)
The participants have already talked about their trip to St. Petersburg and everyone was very happy and told me they had a wonderful time. Thank you again for your hospitality.
Have a nice weekend.
Thank you very much for everything.
Also, Marina was wonderful and took great care of us so thank you for matching her to us.
Professor Tal Gamlieli, frontman of The Tal Gamlieli Trio, double bass
The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (Israel)
It is an event of great importance for the many participating Conservatories, the musicians – both teaching staff and students, as well as audiences. Thank you for all your work towards making this possible.
I would also like to thank you for the collaboration with the Sydney Conservatorium and the invitation extended to members of our faculty Mr. James Kortum, Mr. Fox Chan and Mr. Kirill Monorosi to teach and perform at this prestigious event, and to foster closer ties with the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory.
I wish you and the Festival every success in the future and look forward to expanding on our collaborations.
Professor Anna Reid
Sydney Conservatorium of Music The University of Sydney