Raiffeisenbank is an official sponsor of the first International Music Festival Mozart Days in Moscow being held in Rakhmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory from January 22 to January 24.
In Austria, Mozart's birthplace, the Mozart Week festival is traditionally held on the eve of his birthday. In the Russian capital, the festival is a part of the European Mozart Week supported by the International Mozart Foundation and the Austrian Embassy.
The most outstanding young musicians, the youth symphony orchestra DSCH, are taking part in the festival. They will perform the most popular Mozart music — symphonies, overtures, arias, concert for a violin with an orchestra, piano quartet.
«It is very important for us to make a contribution to the organization of such a high-level cultural event,» says Raiffeisenbank's CEO Pavel Gurin. «The Mozart Days in Moscow festival is a good example of Russia's involvement in the world's cultural life. It's impossible to stay indifferent to Mozart's heritage. The genius of the great composer unites countries and peoples. Music as well as beauty is an international conception. We're happy to know that we helped create a beautiful event for the audience.»
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG. Raiffeisenbank is the largest foreign-owned bank in Russia, ranking 8th in terms of assets among top Russian banks based on 3Q 2008 results (Interfax-CEA). According to Interfax-CEA, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 4th in Russia in terms of private deposits and 6th in consumer lending in Russia based on 3Q 2008 results.
Raiffeisen International operates one of the largest banking networks in CEE. 17 markets in Europe's growth region are covered by subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other financial service providers. 14.6 million customers are serviced in more than 3,100 business outlets. Raiffeisen International is a fully consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG (RZB), which owns more than two-thirds of the common stock. The remainder is in free float, the shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is a leading corporate and investment bank in Austria and the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country's largest banking group.