“Since your wonderful creative forum was born, not so many years have passed. However, despite its youth, it became significant and remarkable event in cultural life of Sochi and whole Russia”.
Sochi… A well-known southern resort of Russia became famous after first Winter Olympic Games of our country. But here is ten years that this city could be named winter cultural capital of Russia as well. Here in 2008 for the first time Winter International Arts Festival under the leadership of Yuri Bashmet has been held. And today, only after 10 years, Festival in Sochi became the biggest art winter holiday on the scale of the whole Eurasia, without yielding the most prestige global festivals.
Since 2011 Sochi festival has become European Festivals Association member. Since 2017 the festival has become Silk Road International League of Theaters member and the first Russian festival included to this international organization.
We successfully implement a long-term development concept of Sochi Festival.
It would be hard to name all the participants of Sochi forum who have performed on the Winter Theatre stage and Organ Hall of Sochi Philharmonic during ten years. Leading representatives of classical, jazz, variety and ethnic music; stars of world ballet, musical, operetta; famous dance, drama and experimental theatrical companies – since the first year of its existence Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi was positioned by maestro Yuri Bashmet as a place outside the borders, where representatives of different types, genres and directions could perform.