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The curtain fell on a music competition for young people organized by China and Russia on Wednesday in Moscow with a closing concert. The competition aimed to find more talented young musicians in both countries.
The closing ceremony of the 2022 “Friendship Cup” international music competition, the concert was unveiled by young musicians as well as dancers from China and Russia as well as other countries in Europe and Asia such as Singapore.
The music that evening included the famous Chinese folk song “Liuyang River” while the classical music piece “Night in the Outskirts of Moscow” played on the cello successfully capped off the evening.
Since 2016, the “Friendship Cup” has been held alternately in Russia and China with the aim of “introducing the young generation to the art of music, while at the same time discovering more talented young musicians” , said Wang Baoai, one of the contestants. organizers and the director of the Chinese Language and Culture Research Center in Moscow, said at the ceremony.
Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui also sent a congratulatory letter to the event, in which he said that China and Russia have achieved fruitful results in various fields such as cultural exchanges in recent years.
“This year, the competition has been expanded to more regions, including other European and Asian countries, which has also inspired the competition and had a positive impact on mutual learning between young musical talents,” said added Zhang.
The ambassador expressed the prospects and potential of the two countries in the field of artistic and educational cooperation, hoping that young musicians can use the “Friendship Cup” competition as an opportunity to seek more inspiration and cooperation.
The competition, which took place from Monday to Wednesday, was organized by the University College of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and other institutions.