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About the festival

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The Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival of the Asia-Pacific region (APFest) is the biggest festival in Krasnoyarsk, and one of the largest international festivals in Russia and the Asia-Pacific region where all nations speak the language of music.

Every two years the city of Krasnoyarsk turns into a huge stage for one week where upscale orchestras and musical groups, vocalists and soloists, dancers and artists from Siberia and the Far East of Russia as well as the Asia-Pacific countries perform for love of the audience.

The festival creates an opportunity for the citizens of the Krasnoyarsk region to get acquainted with art of the Asia-Pacific countries. The festival features a multicolour palette of cultures of the Asia-Pacific countries and a harmonious combination of academic, traditional and modern art. The APFest consists of breathtaking musical and theatrical performances, music and dance experiments, unusual installations and 3D paintings, exhibitions of sculptors and artists as well as concerts of headliners. All of the above mentioned makes our festival one of the most memorable events of the year!

But APFest is not only a fascinating multinational show, it is a tuned instrument of international cultural exchange. The APFest stimulates promotion and growth of each involved personality. Our festival brings to the region bright and memorable cultural events, which expand international contacts. APFest erases boundaries, inspires people for new experiments, allows for uplifting shared experiences.

A comfortable environment, appreciative audiences and the opportunity to demonstrate achievements in arts attract both young artists and international stars.

Some notable groups and performers as well as world-class musicians of the region which took part in the Krasnoyarsk festival in past years include: National ballet and Beijing Opera (China), saxophonist Donald Harrison and drummer/composer LaFrae Sci (the USA), sculptor Dashi Namdakov (the Republic of Buryatia), street artist Tracy Lee Stum whose name is in the Guinness Book of Records (the USA), violinist Vanessa-Mae (Singapore), Remember Shakti band (India), vocalists and winners of Grammy Award Gloria Gaynor (the USA) and Sumi Jo (the Republic of Korea).