Two August weeks of this year were devoted to the premiere of the international music festival PETROF FEST, held in the PETROF Gallery cultural centre. The festival’s colourful programme included masterclasses, concerts, an international competition and an additional programme for the participants, students and professors. In the course of the first week, they could enjoy a visit of Prague with a guided excursion, while during the other week they experienced a tour of the PETROF factory and the PETROF Museum, so that they were given an unique opportunity to see how pianos have been being made in consonance with tradition and passing on knowledge for almost 155 years.
The students were being given experience by truly remarkable artists from all over the world. Anatoly Zatin and Vlada Vassilieva, known as DUO PETROF, Boris Konovalov, Irina Aslanova, Irina Kaugman-Brookes and Mark Fouxman were holding piano master classes in the course of the festival. Cello lessons were taught by Eugene Osadchy and violin lessons were led by Victor Abramian.