I am happy that the International Violin Competition will be held in Ufa for the third time!
I am grateful to the Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Radii Faritovich Khabirov, as well as to the Government and the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan for supporting this juvenile but important project.
The Violin Competition organized in my homeland is unique in that each winner becomes the owner of not only a rare musical instrument (the 1st prize in 2021 is a violin by the Italian master Giuseppe Pedrazzini, 1918), but also a fortunate creative destiny! Daniel Lozakovich and María Dueñas (the winners of the Competition in 2016 and 2018) are already known all over the world and perform at the best concert venues.
I heartily wish all the participants belief in themselves, inspiration and success.