The Bolshoi Theatre and Credit Suisse are going to cooperate


The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and Credit Suisse held the media briefing at 14:00 in the atrium of the Bolshoi Theatre’s Auxiliary wing.

The Bolshoi Theatre and Credit Suisse informed about their partnership plans. One could hear the following speakers:

  • Anatoly Iksanov, General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre
  • Mikhail Shvydkoi, Head of the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography
  • Konstantin Remchukov, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Bolshoi Theatre
  • Michael R. Vlahovic, Credit Suisse's Head of Market Group Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.
  • Alexis Rodzianko, Head of Private Banking for Credit Suisse in Russia

Media Release
Credit Suisse to Become Main Sponsor of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater
The new cultural commitment complements the onshore private banking business in Moscow and, through performance tours, the global presence of the Credit Suisse brand

Moscow/Zurich, December 7, 2006 Credit Suisse is set to become the new main sponsor of the world renowned Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. The partnership, provisionally established for a period of five years, will begin in early 2007 and will also encompass the Bolshoi's global tours. As the main sponsor of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Credit Suisse is further expanding its international presence in culture.

The Bolshoi Theater is internationally renowned for its unique musical and theatrical tradition. Yet for centuries, the Bolshoi Theater has also been a source of inspiration and innovation to Russian and European stages.

The sponsorship role at the established Moscow theater complements Credit Suisse’s international presence in the cultural arena. Oswald J. Grьbel, CEO of Credit Suisse, explains this role: "The Bolshoi Theater and Credit Suisse have two things in common: a global reach and unwavering innovative vigor. For this reason, we are very much looking forward to the honor of sharing extraordinary moments with our clients at the Bolshoi Theater. This sponsorship also underscores our commitment to the Russian market, where Credit Suisse has been active for over thirty years."Anatoly Iksanov, General Director of the Bolshoi, also expressed enthusiasm over the new partnership: "Our theater has been one of the world's leading stages for over 200 years. To maintain the high standard of our art, we need partners who share our appreciation of quality. We are delighted to have established a cultural affiliation with Credit Suisse, and look forward to working together with such a reliable partner."The Bolshoi Theater was founded in 1776 at Catherine the Great's request. Its extraordinary architecture has earned the Bolshoi the distinction as one of the world's most beautiful theaters, and its opera company and ballet are among the most reputable worldwide. The Bolshoi is also acclaimed for its frequent international tours.

Like Moscow's famed theater, Credit Suisse strives to offer its clients new perspectives and innovative solutions. Credit Suisse is one of the leading global providers of financial products and services in Investment Banking, Private Banking, and Asset Management.

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