I would like to introduce myself and to share with you a story about this fundraiser and why I have created it.
Throughout my career, I have traveled extensively with solo, chamber music as well as with performances with orchestra.
After establishing “Music in the Alps”, I have gotten an opportunity to invite young performers from all over the world to present their concerts in Austria. I have also cherished a possibility to support young Ukrainian musicians. For example, in 2018, I have invited and fully supported 18 Ukrainian musicians to come to Austria for three week festival term to perform, to learn, to collaborate and to make lifelong friendships.
These days, when the whole world is watching Ukraine’s fight for its freedom, my first and utmost desire is to help young musicians, whose lives came to halt.
I had been connected to each of these people before the war, but even more so since it started on February 24th, 2022. With your irreplaceable help, it will be my honor to keep their hopes alive. Believe me, they deserve it. They are tough, they are persistent, intelligent and incredibly compassionate.
In spite of the war, they are keeping their personal and professional integrity, sharpening their skills and opening their minds towards new opportunities.
It was met with enthusiasm and full understanding about what needs to be done for them at this very moment.
Among you, my team of supporters there are professional musicians, amateurs, people who just enjoy music or who study it either in depth or just are entering it’s beautiful world.
Thank you fo joining me in our togetherness to make all possible efforts to slow down, and to eventually stop this unprovoked war against our beloved Ukraine.