WONDERLOFT was trusted with organizing a milestone event of international scale for Montbalc – the 20th Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage awards ceremony. This prestigious prize is annually awarded to most prominent cultural figures and philanthropists in 12 countries around the world.
In 2011, the anniversary year, it was the first time the ceremony was held in Russia, in the Tretyakov gallery, and the winner was maestro Valery Gergiev, who was nominated along with Yoko Ono, queen Sofia and the Prince of Wales.
The winners are selected by the jury, which consists of prominent actors, artists, architects and musicians. In 2011 the jury was led by a legendary pianist Lang Lang, while among judges from Russia were Maria Mironova, Yuri Bashmet and Denis Matsuev, who played a medley in honour of the award winner.