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26 October, Monday

'Baku is my father's favorite city' - Olga Rostropovich

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The 10th Mstislav Rostropovich International Festival will be held in Moscow from March 27 to April 3, 2019. The International Music Festival, dedicated to great Baku native Mstislav Rostropovich, has been held in the Azerbaijani capital since 2007. The artistic director of the festival, president of the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation for Cultural and Humanitarian Programs Olga Rostropovich told Vestnik Kavkaza

"Baku is my father’s favorite city. He was born there and spent three years of a wonderful, happy life there, because my grandfather and grandmother were sent to the Baku Conservatory to teach music. My father loved this city very much, I love it very much either. In 2007, after my father’s gone, we were asked to organize a festival. It was the first festival in Baku. Then it changed. Instead of December, it was held in May, then it was held every two years, now it takes place every two years. Let's see what happens next. There are many friends, hospitable people in Baku. For me it is always a great pleasure to be there," Olga Rostropovich said.

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