I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I was treated so generously: the hotel was very fine, volunteers nice and helpful, the venues and concerts of excellent quality.
All the best to you and your staff, excellent work!
Festivaalijohtaja / Festival Manager
Mikkelin Musiikkijuhlat / Mikkeli Music Festival
We do want you to know our musicians enjoyed very much your festival and stay in St. Petersburg. They all appreciate the high caliber of the festival, and that it was so well organized.
The Shoghaken Folk Ensemble
The Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory (Armenia)
It was my pleasure to work with your extraordinary musicians at the Conservatory! They played my music so beautifully! I have been telling everyone at Juilliard how fantastic the musicians are at your great conservatory! Please let all the great players – both the students and their extraordinary teachers know how much I loved hearing them play my music. It means so much to a composer to hear their music played with such a beautiful sound, and with such great musical expression! It was an honor for me to be at your Conservatory, and it is an experience I will always treasure! I hope to keep in close touch and to see you again someday!
All best wishes from New York City to my new friends at the St. Petersburg Conservatory!
Dr. Eric Ewazen
The Juilliard School (New York, USA)
It was a great pleasure for us to be in St. Petersburg and join the International Conservatory Week Festival. Thank you for the invitation! Our visit was very comfortable and we met a lot of new colleagues and friends!
Looking forward to continuing our cooperation I send you my best regards,
Rector of the University of Music and Performing Arts (Vienna, Austria)
Thank you to you and your team for everything you have done for the International conservatory week. I enjoyed my time in St. Petersburg very much. The students of my lecture were very interested and asked many good questions. I wish you good success for the last events in this year and I am very much looking forward our future cooperation.
Best greetings from Vienna and many thanks!
Professor Julia Purgina
Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (Austria)
In behalf of JAM MUSIC LAB University and our artists (cc) I would like to thank you one more time very much for the invitation to the XIX International Conservatory Week Festival in St. Petersburg!
The exceptional atmosphere of the events, the Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory and the warm welcome you gave us, made these days very special for us.
I would be more than happy to keep contact, and exchange informations, maybe find possibilities of cooperating together.
With best regards from Vienna,
Rector of JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music Vienna (Austria)
I wanted to write personally with my greatest thanks for the invitation to perform at your festival.
It was a huge honour to perform the Russian premiere of Knussen in the wonderful Mariinsky concert hall, and we were delighted by the reaction of the audience. Also a life-changing experience to perform Elgar in the Grand Philharmonic Hall to open the festival. I was very pleased with the playing of my orchestra at both concerts - these experiences will stay with me for the rest of my life.
Liebe Grüße aus Wien.
Finnegan Downie Dear
Shadwell Opera Company (London. UK)