Kremlin move: Putin pal revives dead Rachmaninov competitionmain
The pianist Denis Matsuev, who is closer to the Russian president than any musician except Valery Gergiev, has announced the resumption of the long-dormant Rachmaninov competition in 2021.
There will be three categories – for pianists, conductors and composers.
Matsuev said he raised the idea with Putin in December 2017 and the approval has now come through.
Putin, as the world knows, loves free, open and incorruptible competition.