We are very grateful to:

St. Petersburg Composer's Society and to it's Chairman A.P.Petrov
for representing us and for organizational and moral support (not to be underrated). Since 1991 he has co-operated with the festival organizers.

House of Composer's and it's Director V.M.Macklakova.
She met warmly with the festival participants. The festival thanks her for arranging a considerable discount on the rent of the halls.

St.-Petersburg Music Foundation and it's Director A.S.Nesterov for the financial support.

Germany Goethe Cultural Foundation, it's Director Mr. Tahlmann and his helpers who help us to arrange some ensembles and soloists visits, being a real Festival's partner.

General Germany Consulate in St.-Petersburg and Mr. Boden, cultural attache Mr.Finke, ex vice-consul Mr.Siebert (whom I must mention) and other employers who give much support be attending the concerts. We also thank the Consulate for providing support for a party for the participants after the festivals.

St.-Petersburg State Philharmonic named after D.Shostakovich and it's Director A.A.Getman who are our partner too.

Edition "Ut" and it's owner V.V.Say for designing our logo and printing our programmes.

The creative foundation "Virtuosi" and it's president I.Y.Rodionova whose ideas helped the festival programme to become finalised.

Musicologist M.D.Galushko and pianist N.Y.Katonova who have not only translated the lectures and workshops for the foreign participants of the festival and the seminars, but actually have taken care of them, bringing the homely warmth into the academic atmosphere.

Mr. A.V.Bayko - businessman and ex-banker, supported the idea of the festival at a difficult time and helped to organize and stimulate the birth of the association. We are always happy to have to have his business advice.

General Sponsor of festival' 1998 -
Institute "Open Society" (George Soros Fund)

for the first time is financially supporting the festival and the organizers of the festival hope that it will continue into the future.

Artistic director of festival Alexander Radvifovitch