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2023 CPC to Talented Children Contest Ended with a Gala Concert in Moscow

fest2.jpgOn 4 December 2023, a final gala concert of 2023 CPC to Talented Children, the International Children and Youth Creativity Contest, was held on the stage of the State Theater “Russkaya Pesnya” in Moscow. This year the festival celebrated its 25th anniversary.
The 2023 CPC to Talented Children contest included four stages: two preliminaries (held remotely), the third was a full-time regional stage and the fourth was the International Uniting Cultural Forum - "Moscow Meets Friends". The winners and laureates of the regional stages of contest from Astrakhan Oblast, Republic of Kalmykia, Stavropol Krai and Krasnodar Krai participated in the final stage. They were joined by the laureates of the Jas Tolqyn contest from four Oblasts of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Atyrau, Western Kazakhstan, Mangistau and Aktyuba. In total, about 300 persons took part in the Cultural Forum in Moscow.
The gala concert was based on a theatrical and musical show "Mysterious Island", staged according to an original script with elements of Russian folk tales.  The roles were traditionally played by the winners of the contest and their tutors, members of the jury - experts of the contest and actors from Moscow theaters. The adventures of the characters were watched in the auditorium by managers and employees of Caspian Pipeline Consortium, representatives of the Shareholder Companies, deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Legislative Assemblies of the host regions. The participants of the Cultural Forum were welcomed by CPC General Director Nikolay Gorban, Gilyana Boskhomdzhieva, Chairperson of the Government of the Republic of Kalmykia, Oleg Knyazev, Vice Governor - Chairman of Astrakhan Oblast Government.
In total, over 19,000 persons (about five thousand applications) participated in the 2023 CPC to Talented Children festival. Young participants and teachers competed in seven categories: "choreography", "instrumental performance", "vocal", "choir", "theater", "social video" and "pedagogical workshop". fest3.jpg

On the eve of the gala concert, the winners of regional stages of the contest together with their tutors took part in master classes arranged by teachers from leading Moscow universities, actors of the capital’s theaters and well-known people of art. Master classes were held at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, the theater of the Alexandrov Russian Army Song and Dance Ensemble and other venues. Young guests of the Moscow Forum also received an opportunity of seeing the sight of the capital and participate in excursions and cultural programs.  
“CPC to Talented Children Festival was launched twenty-five years ago. Each year, it opens the way to the big stage for young talents from the host regions of Caspian Pipeline Consortium”, - noted in his welcome speech to the winners CPC General Director Nikolay Gorban. – “Surprisingly, now the children of the children of those who took the stage at our very first festivals participate in the festival. Such continuity of generations says, first of all, that the CPC to Talented Children contest has taken deep roots over 25 years and has become an integral part of cultural life, an expected and joyful event for everybody".

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CPC Shareholders: Federal Agency for State Property Management represented by Transneft (trust management) – 24%,     IC CPC Company LLC – 7%, KazmunayGas – 19%, Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC – 1.75%, Chevron Caspian Pipeline Consortium Company – 15%, LUKARCO B.V. – 12.5%, Mobil Caspian Pipeline Company – 7.5%, Rosneft-Shell Caspian Ventures Limited – 7.5%, BG Overseas Holding Limited – 2%, Eni International N.A. N.V. S.ar.l. – 2% and Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.