NEW YORK, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 9.8 Group announced a sponsorship of the of the Inaugural Piano Competition at the 8th Annual New York Piano Festival, to be held in New York in June 2016.
Founded in 2009, the New York Piano Festival is a major contributor to the cultural diversity of the New York music scene. It attracts American and international participants of different cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic background and encourages them to share their heritage with the judges and the audience through music.
Starting this year, the Festival added a Piano Competition that gives a chance to aspiring musicians to present in a diverse, inclusive, friendly and supportive atmosphere, all in the heart of New York City. The competition will be judged by a prestigious jury panel and culminate in a Gala Concert and Award Ceremony at the Carnegie Hall.
"We are delighted to be involved with the New York Piano Festival," said Givi Topchishvili, Founder and President of the 9.8 Group. "In many ways this festival and the new competition project the very same values we strongly believe in across all of our companies. Creativity, determination, dreaming big and working to make it a reality, being competitive yet inclusive and supportive of others – that's what we live on every day in business, which is also a form of art."
"We are grateful to the 9.8 Group for their support of this initiative," said Min Kwon, a member of the jury and a longtime friend of the Festival. "Playing at the Carnegie Hall is a dream of every musician, and the number of entries we are receiving confirms that. More importantly, we are thrilled to offer this opportunity for young pianists, as the key focus of the New York Piano Festival is to showcase, support, and to nurture the talents of the new generation of musicians. I applaud the Festival for adding much to the cultural life of New York City."
Learn more about the 8th Annual New York Piano Festival and the Inaugural Piano Competition here
About 9.8 Group
9.8 Group, a holding group with a portfolio of international companies in the technology, media, healthcare, strategic advisory and communications industries.
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