Im Suryanto ,(instructor of Surya vocalia orchestra/ Indonesia)
I would like to Thank you for the wonderful festival that we may joined last time ago,
I Hope the festival will always succes for the comming years,
We cannot forget the warm hearted welcome we received at the Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival of the Asia-Pacific Region.
We felt so honored that we got to perform Bushi-do at the opening show, where there were various countries showing their unique identities.
The Big Band show with Russia, The US, and Panama was a pure excitement.
Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival of the Asia-Pacific Region is where the diverse cultures can collaborate to create and represent the innovative and beautiful styles of art in a futuristic form.
Masashi Action Machine, Japan
Apfest is a celebration of the best in cultural traditions in the most beautiful Krasnoyarsk, Siberia! Its a gathering of good souls from all over the planet that I am grateful to be a part of.
Our team "Punjabi Folk Dance and Virasat Club" was honored to be chosen for the APF 2016 as the participants. It was not our first time in Russia and we expected something similar to the previous experience. But it was completely different! Since our first step on the Russian ground, organisers were taking care of us! They came to meet us in Moscow. After that, when we flew to Krasnoyarsk, there were beautiful lady and handsome man in traditional Russian costumes. We felt very special by this warm welcome. Every day of the festival was planned very well. We had perfomances, entertainment, free time, opportunity to meet other participants, a chance to know Russian landmarks and culture in general. We were amazed by open hearts of people and their sincere wish to make our days during APF unforgettable.
We want to say Thank you once again for perfect organisation and arrangements! Hope to come again in 2018.
Gurpartap Singh Virk
I just wanted to let you know what an amazing time we had at the festival this summer. Not only was it ran smoothly from day one to end but for my students and I to watch and enjoy all the different styles of performances was unforgettable. Usually, we attend choral festivals so, we only see other choirs. But the neat part of this festival was watching dancers, folk bands, folk singers, choirs, and orchestras. The hospitality and food was top notch. Our guides/translators were so professional and friendly and have stayed in contact with them after our trip. I have spoken so highly of your festival to my colleagues and now they all would like to participate!
Thank you again for an amazing week of music and performances!
John Byun, Director
Riverside City College, CA USA
When we arrived in Krasnoyarsk, we had no Idea what to expect. Some of us have never been outside the borders of our own country (USA). To be able to bring our ancient culture to the APF was a real blessing. From the very moment we hit ground in Krasnoyarsk we were treated like kings and constantly on the go. We wanted to experience this area and all that it had to offer and the APF representatives did not disappoint. This is a beautiful land and we felt very comfortable here. All our cultural needs were taken care of with the greatest of respect. It's difficult to imagine a cultural event in the world that can compare to the APF. We met such great people form all over the world and learned that we have one thing in common. We love our families, we love our land, and we love our cultures. In this, we are all the same. Hopefully we can return in 2016. Thank you to all APF Organizers.