The concert took place in the 17th-century Lutherse Kerk in Amsterdam for 450 people, and it was also available for everyone around the world to watch and listen to through a livestream. Internationally renowned musicians, including the Ukrainian singer Maryana Golovchenko, percussionist Konstantyn Napolov, and Mischa Maisky Trio, played works by Ukrainian composers in a varied programme that showed the richness of Ukraine's musical tradition. The evening was opened by the Mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema, and presented by Jet Berkhout (NPO Klassiek). Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Maksym Kononenko, were also in attendance.
With the concert, we aim to combat compassion fatigue - a problem that is important for this war, just as for many conflict situations elsewhere in the world for which ongoing public attention is today vital.
The concert took place on Friday, 24 February. You can still make a donation via the form below.
Performing musicians included:
- Young Ukrainian students of the Davidsbündler Music Academy
Yulianna Beziazychna (9 years old)
Pavlo Slipko (12 years old)
- Tetiana Abaieva, piano (professor at the Davidsbündler Music Academy)
- Borys Fedorov, piano (professor at the Davidsbündler Music Academy)
- SonCe Trio:
Maryana Golovchenko, voice
Pau Sola Masafrets, cello
Cengiz Arslanpay, traditional flutes, duduk, modular synthesizer
- Anna Nebaba, piano
- Konstantyn Napolov, percussion
- Rosanne Philippens, violin
- Floor le Coultre, violin
- James Oesi, double bass
- Maisky Trio:
Mischa Maisky, cello
Lily Maisky, piano
Sascha Maisky, violin