International Music contest of young singers " New wave ", where will participate artists from 12 countries, kicks off in Sochi on the last working day of the week.
This year the competition, which in previous years was held in Jurmala for the first time will be held in Sochi from 2 to eleven October on the North pier of the seaport.
in the final of the competition will participate the fifteen performers from 12 countries - Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Ukraine, Croatia, Switzerland. The Russian Federation will be represented by Oleg Sidorov, Kamila Izmailova, Tatiana Shamanina.
"at the closing ceremony, will perform Dmitri Hvorostovsky, October 5 we will have a big concert of Yuri Bashmet, in which and among them will take part Anna Netrebko, and will be Nikita Mikhalkov" - has told on a press-conferences the head of the jury of the competition, the composer Igor Krutoy. He added that the "New wave" and earlier it was made by Opera singers, but this scale was not yet.
the jury under the leadership of co-founder of the contest, the producer and composer Igor Krutoy entered popular Russian and foreign artists and musicians - Philip Kirkorov, Igor Nikolaev, Valery, Leonid Agutin, Laima Vaikule, K. Meladze, Ani Lorak, Angelica Varum.
Musical contest "New wave" moved to Sochi from Latvia Jurmala, where He has been held since its inception. Transfer to the international music festival organizers pushed that the Latvian authorities in July 2014 for political reasons was not allowed to enter the area of the country to several Russian artists: Joseph Kobzon, Valerie and Oleg Gazmanov. The main cities of candidates to host the festival in addition to Sochi were Kaliningrad and Yalta. The organizers eventually stopped at the Olympic capital.