23 Mar '22
Starts at 20.30u
€ 25,- or what you miss
Our hearts turn around at the sight of so much violence, misery and crying people in Ukraine. We feel solidarity with the Ukrainian people and with the many, many brave people (including Russians) who oppose the criminal behavior of Putin and his entourage.
To express our disapproval of the war and to show our solidarity with the Ukrainian people, we are organizing a benefit concert with the Ukrainian pianist Vadim Neselovskyi and the Russian cellist Maya Fridman. They show how it should be done. Buy tickets even if you can't come. Everyone cooperates selflessly and all the money goes to the shelter of Ukrainian war victims. It is badly needed there.
We would like to advise Vladimir Putin (free after John Lennon) 'Make music, not war'. Damn!
Originally from Odessa, Ukraine, a a pianist, a composer, an improviser, a soloist or a bandleader, Vadim Neselovskyi creates music that is truly inspired and wholly unique. That explains why his work has been played by jazz greats like Randy Brecker, Antonio Sanchez, Julian Lage, and Gary Burton, as well as classical artists (Daniel Gauthier, whose recording of Neselovskyi’s “San Felio” won an ECHO Classical Award) and symphony orchestras in the United States (Spokane Symphony, Lancaster Symphony) and Europe (New Philharmonic Westfalen, INSO Lviv Symphony).
Maya Fridman was born in Moscow in 1989 and has been playing the cello since she was six. Her search for new music and experiments led her to Amsterdam, where she graduated cum laude at the Conservatory in 2016. Fridman is a master cellist who can and wants to play everything: classic, pop, (gothic) rock, folk, jazz, new music or flamenco. Thanks to her eclecticism and firy, emotional way of playing there are more and more composers who want to write pieces especially for her.