Toyota to be general sponsor of 13th International Tchaikovsky Competition

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) will be the general sponsor of the 13th International Tchaikovsky Competition to be held in Moscow in June and July 2007, as part of its philanthropic contributions. The Competition Organizing Committee and the Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation have announced details of the event.

The competition is one of the world's most prestigious classical music competitions in which young, first-class musicians gather from around the world. The competition began in 1958, and this will be the 13th time it is being held.

To promote the further growth and internationalization of the competition, Special Selections will be added outside of Russia, in Japan, the United States and France for piano and violin. Toyota will support musicians chosen in these selections by offering scholarships to help them participate in the competition.