05/05/2022 Juliana Széchenyi

Concert with young Ukrainian musicians

The fact that music is a universal language is also proven by the many young musicians from Ukraine who, together with Slovenian Youth Orchestra preparing for their The Big Concert Music for the future - It will take place on Wednesday at Cankarjev dom.

For them, they say, music is the future, and for us it is an opportunity to help refugees from Ukraine.

When it came to escaping the war, young musicians didn't think too much about what to pack in their bags for the journey.

"I just took my viola, my trousers, my shirts and my shoes," said Anastasija Dovgan, a cellist. "I only had half an hour, I took a small rucksack and a cello," said cellist Magdalena Krivič.

Instruments represent life and the future - which they wish was different.Anastasija, 20, from Lviv, is alone in Slovenia. "My family stayed in Ukraine. They told me that Lviv was bombed two days ago and I was very sad, but my father said they were alive and well."

"It is through music that we can connect young musicians out of this terrible conflict we are witnessing. It seems that through music there are no boundaries," said the conductor. Živa Ploj Peršuh.

The soloist who has accepted the invitation to join us on 11 May, the renowned Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer, proves that music really knows no boundaries.

"This is actually an event that shows that Slovenia is at the centre and that Slovenia is an extremely strong cultural country and that this is one of the essentials that should be cultivated," the conductor said.

This time too, the concert is a charity event, with the funds raised going to the participating musicians and their families.

Media: Rtvslo.si
Authors Barbara Vidmajer (D. S.)
Date: Thu 05 May 2022
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