Ukrainian Violinists Play in Solidarity with 94 Other Violinists from 29 Countries

Vio­lin­ist Keren­za Pea­cock writes: “I befriend­ed some young vio­lin­ists in Ukraine via Insta­gram and dis­cov­ered some were in base­ment shel­ters but had their vio­lins. So I asked col­leagues across the world to accom­pa­ny them in har­mo­ny. And I got sent videos from 94 vio­lin­ists in 29 coun­tries in 48 hours!! An aston­ish­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion form­ing an inter­na­tion­al vio­lin choir of sup­port for Ukraine. Illia Bon­darenko had to film this between explo­sions, because he could not hear him­self play.

We play an old Ukrain­ian folk song called Ver­bo­vaya Doschech­ka. Nine oth­er young vio­lin­ists shel­ter­ing in Ukraine join in uni­son, and are accom­pa­nied in har­mo­ny by play­ers from Lon­don Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra, Tokyo Sym­pho­ny, Oslo Phil­har­mon­ic, the Hol­ly­wood Stu­dios, and top vio­lin­ists from all over the world includ­ing Ire­land, the Nether­lands, New Zealand, Bel­gium, Geor­gia, Poland, South Korea, South Africa, Moldo­va, Den­mark, India, and the entire vio­lin sec­tion of the Munich Cham­ber Orches­tra!”

Learn more about the col­lab­o­ra­tion here, and donate to sup­port Ukraini­ans in dis­tress here.

by | Permalink | Comments (1) |

Sup­port Open Cul­ture

We’re hop­ing to rely on our loy­al read­ers rather than errat­ic ads. To sup­port Open Cul­ture’s edu­ca­tion­al mis­sion, please con­sid­er mak­ing a dona­tion. We accept Pay­Pal, Ven­mo (@openculture), Patre­on and Cryp­to! Please find all options here. We thank you!

Comments (1)
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Open Culture was founded by Dan Colman.