Dear participants, esteemed members of the jury, the audience,
It gives us a great pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural festival/competition —
we hope that it will become an important cultural event in a very near future!
We are also very happy that in the second round of a competition the compulsory composition will be "Verdiana", a work written for Julian Milkis by a very talented American composer Alexey Shor. We are sure that very soon "Verdiana" will become
a part of a standard repertoire for both clarinet and saxophone!
In the world torn apart by conflicts and hatred - let's enjoy music and fair competition. May the best participants win and good luck to all!
Hayrapet Arakelyan, Julian Milkis