on 21 January 2020

Irina Nikitina takes part in The World Economic Forum

50th Annual Meeting of The World Economic Forum (WEF) is held in Davos on 21 to 24 January 2020. This year the Forum brought together over 3,000 people from 117 countries, including 53 heads of state or government, the chairs and chief executive officers of the world’s most important companies, leaders from civil society, academia and the media.

On January 21, a roundtable "Importance of the cultural education for the international relations" took place, moderated by Irina Nikitina, the President of the Musical Olympus Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nutcracker competition. This session was held on the podium of the Caspian Week Forum (CWF), which this year was organized for the fourth time as part of the WEF. The main objective of CWF is to develop economic, cultural, educational and scientific ties. One of the topics of the session was the presentation of the International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'Nutcracker', an annual music competition, organised by TV channel 'Russia-Culture' (part of Russian national media company and public broadcaster 'Russia Television and Radio').

The presentation was attended by the winners of the XX International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'Nutcracker' - a pianist from Georgia Anahit Stelmashova and a saxophonist from Moscow Alexander Dolgov.

On January 23, the Hilton hotel will host a concert organized by the Musical Olympus Foundation. Yi-Ping Yang, percussioniste from France, and Kazakh baritone Azamat Zheltyrguzov will take part in the programme.