Smart-Holding is Title Partner of First International Competition of Young Popular Music Performers New Wave Junior 2012


Smart-Holding became the Title Partner of the First International Competition of Young Popular Music Performers New Wave Junior 2012 that took place in Artek International Children's Centre (Ukraine, Crimea) this year.

The finals of the milestone fifth competition gathered talented musicians from 12 countries in Artek. This year, the first prize went to the 8-years-old Russian contestant Liza Puris. Sonya Gyulkhasyan (Armenia) and Yulya Privyka (Ukraine) took the second and third places. Viktoria Litvinchuk received an Audience Choice Award – the Diamond Wave.

'Supporting the national and international projects in culture, sport and intellectual development is one of the main activity areas for the holding company's corporate social responsibility function. That is why Smart-Holding shares the Competition's tasks and objectives – promotion of the children's education, intellectual and creative development. We believe that by supporting events like the New Wave competition we are making our contribution to development of the next generation which is our future,' said Alexey Pertin, the CEO of Smart-Holding.


New Wave Junior is the first international competition of young popular music performers.

The New Wave Junior competition of young musicians has an extensive regional program. The screening rounds take place in seven federal districts of Russia and in such countries as: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Estonia and many other regions. The competition's geography is expanding every year.

Since 2010, the New Wave Junior has been taking place in the Crimea, at the Artek International Children's Centre.

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