A musical competition is a small universe. But if the issue of the birth of the Universe is still disputable, the birth of a musical competition needs a creator and encourager — the Artistic Director of the competition.
Yuri Bogdanov is a pianist, the Professor of the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Honored Artist of Russia, Artistic Director of numerous cultural projects. With his busy concert schedule in Russia and abroad, the musician also often becomes a member of juries of major international musical competitions.
For several years, the pianist has been cherishing the idea of a piano competition with a program entirely consisting of the works by Russian composers. The outcome of his creative process has become the 1st International Russian Music Piano Competition, which will take place in Ryazan in 2019.