Dear Organizing Committee!

I want to thank you so much for a wonderful time in Astana !

Gustav and I felt so well there and you were the perfect organizer and guide through all the events that took place.

It was truly a fantastic piano event!! I have never experienced anything like that. And guess i never will.  Unless i will be back again-that would be great! I will  prepare new students for This competition next year. If we succeed i surely hope that you will be there again- i really enjoyed your company. I am sure You will find a good and satisfying path through life-with lot of organizing, nice thankful people- and great music!

Let me hear from you!

Warm regards!

Martin.. and on behave of Gustav

Dear Organizing Committee,

The flight back to Dublin was really comfortable. I appreciated that very much.

Thank you for all your arrangements for what was indeed a memorable week in Astana. I hope that the competition goes from strength to strength in the future. It deserves to!

Best wishes

John O’Conor

Social Fund «Accordi di Astana» together with the Akimat of Astana is grateful to the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) for providing invaluable assistance in the sponsorship of the First International Festival of Classical Music «Astana Piano Passion» in Astana. The highest form of charity in the world today is to contribute to our children: their health, education and creativity. This is what your company does! Kazakhstan citizens know that social responsibility has a special meaning for your corporation. That is why, through the implementation of sponsorship projects in various regions of the country, since 2006 you have invested more than 45 billion tenge. The main areas of your corporation charitable activity are: assistance in the development of health, education, culture and sports, improvement of cities, towns and regional centers, and support of the poor. A special place in this noble mission is your contribution to the development the Kazakh people art. The organizers of the First International Festival of Classical Music «Astana Piano Passion» together with the Akimat of Astana would like to thank your corporation for the invaluable contribution that you make to the development of spirituality through the touch of the younger generation to high art, to strengthen cultural ties between different countries in the promotion of national culture and creativity of young artists of Kazakhstan. We express our confidence for further cooperation for the benefit of His Majesty -the Art. ENRC sponsorship in arts and culture of Kazakhstan We are very pleased to sponsor the First International Festival of Classical Music «Astana Piano Passion» in Astana. This festival aims to become one of the most significant events in the cultural life of the country and also in Central Asia. There will be classical music concerts by well-known musicians, as well as master classes by jury members and meetings with prominent artists at the best concert halls of the capital. We are very pleased that the festival involves holding of the competition for young pianists, which will reveal new Kazakhstani talents. We always try to support any cultural undertakings. In many regions of its company, ENRC (Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation) is the major employer; therefore the Group's corporate social responsibility is of particular importance. ENRC is investing heavily in the development of the regions through the implementation of sponsorship and charitable projects both locally and at the national level. For nine years, it annually signs a memorandum of cooperation with the Pavlodar, Karaganda, Aktobe and Kostanai regions. The last three years the annual amount of obligations under the Memoranda exceeds 4.5 billion. Since 2006, ENRC has allocated more than 45 billion for sponsorship and charity in Kazakhstan. The main areas of sponsorship and charitable activities are: § development of the health system; § improvement of cities, towns and villages of the district centers; § development of education, culture and sports; § support of the poor.

ENRC traditionally performs comprehensive support of art and culture in Kazakhstan. Assistance to the regions under the Memoranda Pavlodar region

Last year we sponsored the construction of the children's music school in Ekibastuz. JSC "Eurasian Energy Corporation", part of ENRC, donated 320 million tenge. More than 750

children can study there. For a full value art classes there are music classes, a concert hall, and rehearsal rooms for orchestras. Concert hall possess special characteristics: specifically for its completion acoustic panels from Switzerland were imported. Moreover, there were purchased new musical instruments: pianos, digital pianos etc. for the school. At the expense of charitable funds of the corporation there were made costumes for ethno-cultural associations of Pavlodar region: Kabardino-Bulgarian, Azerbaijani and Chechen-Ingush. In addition, the new clothes were received by creative teams, including: the ensemble "Baiterek" of Zholkuduk village, children's ballroom dance team "Ocharovashki", theater studio, folk dance group "Fantasy", folklore-ethnographic ensemble "Erketay." Under the memorandum, ENRC in the Pavlodar region on a regular basis provides sponsorship to the College of Music - music boarding school for gifted children. In 2013, the charity will help their students to organize trips to competitions and festivals; it will acquire office equipment, make presenters’ costumes for the House of Friendship. We help Pavlodar oblast Kazakh musical and drama theater after Zh. Aimautov organize a festival of " Irtysh Dawns" With our participation many musicians and actors have won international festivals and competitions: Adamova Madina, violinist at international competitions in Italy , Olzhas Nurlanov won the Grand Prix of the International Festival of Accordion and Bayan, China, a group of students playing the national instrument - Yerasyl Adilbekov, Dastan Zhiyenalin, Meyrman Baybusynov were the best at the International Festival in Findland "Christmas Evenings in Lapland. " Aktobe region

A festival of children's creativity "Aynalayyn” became a good tradition of Aktobe region. Initially planned as corporate, the event long ago came to the Republican level. In addition to the children of employees of ferroalloy ENRC, it involves the creative teams of Aktobe city and even far areas of the region, Bayganinsky and Irgiz regions. Every year the number of participants is about 2 million. The "Stars" which are lit on the stage of the Metallurgists House of Culture then surely participate and win at national and international competitions. Kostanai

We annually provide charitable aid to support prominent culture and art figures of Kostanai region. For many years JSC "SSGPO", part of ENRC, helps ballroom dancing ensemble "Aigul" which is headed by Tamara Zaporozhkina, the Honored Worker of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Funds are allocated for the purchase of stage shoes and sewing new costumes. Youth Theater "Bats", which received the title of "National" three years ago, is also feeling the continued support of the corporation. A recent example is the play "Princess Turandot". Good conditions and comfortable environment ranging from cozy rooms for rehearsals to dazzling beautiful costumes of the era were created for the actors of the theater and its head Natalia Kudryavtseva.

Karaganda region

In the Karaganda region in 2013 in the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation together with the Akimat, we provide charitable assistance to pay grants - personal allowances to the artists of Symphony Orchestra of K. Baizhanov Concert Association; Karaganda State Order of Friendship of the Stanislavsky Russian Drama Theater and Karaganda Academic Theatre of Musical Comedy. Under the sponsorship there will be renovation of community centers and Tugiskensky and Yeralievsky rural districts. Exhibition «Sotheby's» ENRC has sponsored the first Sotheby's exhibition and sale of contemporary art in Central Asia and the Caucasus, which was held in London from 4 to March 12. It was called "At the

Crossroads" and symbolized the transition period in the political, economic and cultural development of the countries. The exhibition presents the work of nine artists of Kazakhstan: Bakhtiyar Tabiev, Salihitdin Aytbaev, Sergei Maslov, George Tryakin-Buharov, Saida Atabekova, Almagul Menlibaeva, Alexandr Ugay, Elena and Victor Vorobyov. The contest "Altyn kalam" It is the third year we held creative competition "Altyn Kalam" together with the republican newspaper "Egemen Kazakhstan". It aims to support the state language in the media, increase the professionalism of Kazakh journalists, coverage of the forced industrialization of the Kazakhstan economy. Company received public awards "Paryz" and "Altyn Zhurek", and this is the evidence that our social activities are visible to society. Corporation emphasizes its commitment to social responsibility. And it will follow the path to the well-being of the people, named the main vector of the country development in the next decade in the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev's message to the people of Kazakhstan.