Festival of Russian Music

Festival of Russian Music

Bolshoy

14-17 july 2018
Serbia, Drvengrad

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  • Bolshoi Festival of Russian Music

    The Bolshoi Festival of Russian Music was founded by internationally renowned film director Emir Kusturica in 2013. Gazprom Neft is the general sponsor of the festival.

    The Bolshoi Festival is a flagship initiative of the Gazprom Neft “Home Towns” corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.

5000
visitors The Bolshoi Festival
100
competitors from Russia and Serbia
52
concerts in the competition programme
  • Music gives us the opportunity to escape from our limitations, and experience real freedom. This independence of spirit — for what is, already, the fourth year — is again filling Mokra Gora.

    The festival’s key symbol — of a musical matryoshka — reflects the very essence of pan-Slavonic unity, the embodiment of which can be seen in the freedom of musical expression.

    Emir Kusturica
    International film director and founder of the Bolshoi Music Festival

    Emir Kusturica

    International film director and founder of the Bolshoi Music Festival
    Emir Kusturica - International film director and founder of the Bolshoi Music Festival
  • Our objective here is the development and strengthening of cultural relations between Russia and Serbia. It is important to us that — under the auspices of the ‘Home Towns’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme — students at music schools throughout various parts of Russia play an active part in the Bolshoi Festival competition programme, and gain experience in performing at the international level. I have every confidence that, together with Emir Kusturica, we will be able to take the Festival to an entirely new level, widening representation by young Russian and Serbian musicians still further.

    Alexander Dybal
    Member of the Management Board Gazprom Neft

    Alexander Dybal

    Member of the Management Board Gazprom Neft
    Alexander Dybal - Member of the Management Board Gazprom Neft
  • The power of this festival is unity. It is very important for the kids to come together in the same place, and each competition marks a different stage in their lives. Their talent is a mission — given to them to change the world for the better.

    Yuri Rozum
    Jury member

    Yuri Rozum

    Jury member
    Yuri Rozum - Jury member
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