Yesterday, directors, musicians, members of the jury and the organizers of the music forum of the 2 states communicated by video conference and told the reporters than in the anniversary year they will surprise the audience. For the first time the jury will be headed by Valery Leontiev. By the way, it was his solo concert, exactly 25 years ago that opened the festival program.This year, singers from over 20 countries will take part in the contest of young performers.