Yuri Bashmet joined the committee of St. Petersburg Cultural Forum

Violist, conductor, Honored Artist of the USSR, Vice-President of the Council of Russian Union of Rightholders Yuri Bashmet joined the organizing committee for the holding and preparation of St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.

The committee also includes Russian Minister of Culture Olga Lyubimova, Presidential Adviser for Culture Vladimir Tolstoy, Director of the Russian Seasons project Alexei Lebedev, Director of the Tretyakov Gallery Zelfira Tregulova, Deputy Minister of Culture Alla Manilova, artistic director of the Academic Ballet Theater Boris Eifman and others.

The international event is scheduled for November 2020. It is assumed that the forum will be held in a mixed format, which provides for the in-person presence of participants and online speeches of those who cannot come. The final decision will be made later, depending on the development of the pandemic situation.

The organizers of St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum are the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Government of St. Petersburg. Every year, thousands of experts in the field of culture from all over the world take part in the forum’s discussions – stars of theater, opera and ballet, outstanding directors and musicians, public figures, representatives of government and business, and the academic community.

The business program includes 14 sections, each of which is dedicated to one of the areas of cultural activity, thematic tracks, and official events.