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Statement from the DIPC

The DIPC condemns the flagrant violation of international law by the Russian authorities and the horrendous war which has resulted in unimaginable pain and suffering for the Ukrainian people. We also recognise that individual artists cannot be punished for the actions of their State.

The Competition has considered the recent statement by the World Federation of International Music Competitions (https://www.wfimc.org/sites/default/files/news/ukraine-statement-ii.pdf ), the international representative organisation of which the DIPC is a member.

In addition, we have listened carefully to feedback received from our key stakeholders in recent weeks. In light of these considerations, it has been deemed appropriate by the Board of the DIPC to re-extend the invitation to participate in the Quarter-Finals of this year’s Competition to competitors from all countries, including Russia.