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04/26/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/26/2019 04:16

BankTinkoff brings legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli to SPIEF 2019Moscow, Russia — 26 April 2019.Tinkoff Bank, a general partner of the St Petersburg I... Read more26 Apr 2019

Moscow, Russia - 26 April 2019.
Tinkoff Bank, a general partner of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2019, is bringing Andrea Bocelli, the world's best-known, most beloved and most successful classical tenor, to the event. During the Forum, Andrea Bocelli will be performing on Palace Square in St Petersburg alongside guest soprano Aida Garifullina, a soloist of the Vienna Opera.

The Forum's cultural programme will culminate in the concert with free entry at 8 pm on 7 June. The show will comprise of some of the most iconic classical opera pieces in the first half and contemporary pieces in the second half.

This event will be organised by Tinkoff Bank in cooperation with the Roscongress Foundation and the St Petersburg Administration.

Grand concerts with global stars performing on Palace Square have turned into a SPIEF trademark, usually attracting thousands of St Petersburg residents and guests.

The St Petersburg International Economic Forum will be held between 6 and 8 June 2019 at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tinkoff Bank has been confirmed as general partner for the second year running.

In 2018, Tinkoff organised a series of business events, including Digital Future in Finance: Battle of the Ecosystems session attended by Oliver Hughes, Chairman of Tinkoff Bank's Management Board, and a public talk between Oleg Tinkov, the Bank's founder, and TV host Vladimir Pozner, which was hailed as one of the highlights of SPIEF 2018.

For SPIEF 2019, the Tinkoff team, led by Oleg Tinkov, Chairman of Tinkoff Bank's Board of Directors, plans to play an even bigger role in the Forum's business and cultural programme.

Oleg Tinkov, the founder of Tinkoff, said: «The St Petersburg International Economic Forum is without a doubt Russia's most prominent and momentous business event of the year. Tinkoff Bank will be the Forum's general partner for the second year in a row, this time also taking part in the cultural programme. It is our pleasure to gift St Petersburg the voice of Andrea Bocelli, who graciously accepted our invitation to perform together with Aida Garifullina at the Palace Square. We welcome all local residents, visitors and Forum participants to enjoy this grand concert with us.»