1 March 2004
An opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum took place on 21 January 2004 in Davos, Switzerland, where Vneshtorgbank has been a participant. Within the framework of the Forum, VTB is going to sponsor the central cultural event - performance of the world-famous Mariinski Theatre orchestra directed by maestro Valery Guerguiyev.
The orchestra is going to play on Saturday, 24 January 2004 the Nutcracker by Chaikovski under Marius Petipas`s libretto for the Forum participants.
The Mariinski Theatre is one of the Russian oldest music companies and enjoys a well-deserved popularity in the world. The Theatre and the Bank are linked by partnership and friendly relations. VTB traditionally supports most important projects of the Theatre such as ballet festivals, and White Night Star annual festivals.
Vneshtorgbank believes that nowadays it is most important to financially support the national culture, which is an integral part of the world cultural asset, and the Bank is proud of its participation in such large-scale project. Assisted by VTB, about one hundred orchestra musicians will come to Davos. The Bank assumed all expenses related to preparation and organisation of the concert.
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