Paganini's competition

  Moscow International Paganini Violin Competition is intended by its organizer, the Investment Program Foundation, as an open music contest dedicated to the memory of the great violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini.

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1st contest was held in 2003 and became "a landmark event in the cultural life not only in Russia, brought up to the capital the best violin-powers" (magazine "Itogi" and channel "Kultura"). According to the apt saying John Brunning, host of "Newsnight" British radio station "Classic FM": "Russia for many years gives the world best violinists in effort to continue this tradition further - to nurture the talents of tomorrow." Contest results exceeded the most optimistic expectations: "The Moscow Violin Competition once again have shown the world that musical education in Russia is one of the best in the world."