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Bank Austria Salon, Vienna, Austria
Austrian Cooperation Office Lviv, Bank Austria Salon
Galician Music Society
Muse Ukraine: A Journey through Time
Benefit concert by Myroslava Khomik and Tanja Huppert
The programme includes works by Ukrainian composers: M. S. Berezovsky, M. Lysenko, S. E. Bortkiewicz, W. Kossenko, M. Skoryk.
Admission free! Donations in favor of Ukrainian musicians are welcome: www.helpmusiciansukraine.com.
Ukranian-American violinist Myroslava Khomik enjoys a versatile career of concert violinist, educator and arts entrepreneur, which brings her not only to the prestigious concert halls and festivals around the world, but also to collaborations on film and TV projects.
Her work with contemporary composers and innovative programming is often pushing the standards by mixing different art forms and exploring the depths of message beyond art on its own. Currently based in Los Angeles, Myroslava Khomik has won top prizes in international competitions as a soloist and a chamber musician. Most recently, she was awarded the New Artist of the Year Award in Argentina.
“Music is the deepest expression of my soul” says Munich-based pianist Tanja Huppert who sees her most important task in re-feeling the composer’s inner world - when writing their music - and conveying it to the listener.
Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, described her interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations BWV 988 as “subtle” and “played with great musicality, creativity and high technical ability”. Her recordings produced by Bayerischer Rundfunk (Public Bavarian Radio), among others with the Bamberg Symphonic Orchestra, are regularly broadcast on the radio, e.g. on BR-Klassik.
About the project
Music is a language of emotion. We as artists have the power to tap into that communication through means otherwise inaccessible by any logic or words.
As of today, the world is fighting evil in its most sophisticated forms of propaganda that is fueling violence, and breeding monstrosity in front of our eyes.
The fight on the cultural front has now become more important than ever- to speak the truth, to appeal to the truth, to educate, to teach and learn empathy. That’s what we do through the voices of those composers who, despite the oppression and genocide, were dedicated to expressing all these feelings through decades and centuries, leading the way. That’s what this special program is about- to let the audience discover these treasures and take a cultural and musical walk through Ukraine.
Why is it so important to hear and learn about Ukrainian culture?
Not only it gives an understanding of how rich and far reaching the culture is, despite it being disregarded for centuries, but also how it is a crucial piece to a puzzle historically and culturally as one of the cornerstones to determine the course of the future we are choosing today.
Myroslava Khomik and Tanja Huppert