URALSK, Western Kazakhstan Oblast, - Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V (KPO) has sponsored 2ND International Violin Competition which will take place in Uralsk, 15-22 January.

The   annual international contest is a result of joint initiative of Marat Bissengaliyev, outstanding violinist, Western Kazakhstan Oblast Akimat and financial support of KPO.

Young performers from Kazakhstan, CIS states and abroad participate in the Contest, and jury members are famous musicians from the USA, Great Britain, Georgia, Japan and Kazakhstan.

At the official opening ceremony, Paolo Campelli, KPO General Director, noted that: ”our company  is pleased to support this prestigious musical forum which helps young musicians to gain valuable experience and develop their talents”

Financial support of the international contests in Uralsk is not the first time aid rendered by  KPO to Kazakhstani violinists. Last year, the company contributed to Uralsk Philarmonic Orchestra a  collection of vintage musical instruments made by famous  craftsmen of France, UK, Germany and Czechia.  

KPO has also donated to the Orchestra a unique collection of new hand made English bows.