The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on Thursday will attend a gala concert of the XV international Tchaikovsky competition, said the press service of the Kremlin.
The contest is timed to the 175th anniversary since the birth of the great Russian composer. Just to participate in the contest received 623 applications from 45 countries of the world.
"Second of July Vladimir Putin will attend a gala concert of the winners of the XV international contest named after P. I. Tchaikovsky, which will be held in the Great hall of the Moscow Conservatory ", - is informed in the report.
The first time a competition of Tchaikovsky took place in 1958 And ended with the sensation - it was won by the young American pianist van Cliburn. In the future, winners of the first prize in piano, as well as among them, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Boris Berezovsky And Denis Matsuev.