“Concert for Peace” at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, organized by musicians, featuring music by Ukrainian composers, Mozart, Chopin

Posted on: March 4, 2022

“Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw is set to host a ‘Concert for Peace’ this Sunday, 6 March,” writes Ellie Palmer in Thursday’s (3/3) Pianist magazine (U.K.). “The concert has been organized remarkably quickly by three classical musicians: Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova, Russian cellist Maya Fridman and Ukrainian percussionist Konstantyn Napolov. The concert is the result of a statement written by the Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova and the subsequent desire to ‘do something’ in regards to the ongoing situation in Ukraine. The trio will be joined violinist Liza Ferschtman, pianist Nino Gvetadze, violinist Rosanne Philippens, violist Dana Zemtsov, and members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The program of music includes a number of works written by Ukrainian composers such as Valentyn Silvestrov, Myroslav Skoryk, Maxim Shalygin, Borys Fedorov and Svyatoslav Lunyov. Movements from Mozart’s Piano Quartet No. 2 and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The main hall of the Concertgebouw will be lit in the colors of the Ukrainian flag.” Proceeds from the concert go to charity; the concert will be broadcast live on Dutch classical music station NPO Radio 4 and livestreamed on NPO’s YouTube and Facebook channels.