“Art is the daughter of freedom.” Friedrich Schiller Music is the most universal language in the world and directly conveys feelings, values and passion. Whether you are listening to the Prisoners’ Choir in Beethoven’s “Fideleo”, to Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” or to “Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate” in Verdi’s Nabucco, every listener understands immediately what it’s [...]
World renowned musicians Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, Anatoli Kotscherga, and Roman Kofman accompanied by the Kremerata Baltica will perform together at the charity concert Musica Liberat on 5 July 2011 in Strasbourg.
Evgeny Kissin Born in 1971, Evgeny Kissin entered the Gnessin music school of Moscow at the age of 6 under the auspices of Anna Pavlovna Kantor. At the age of 12, he came to international attention when he performed Chopin’s Piano Concertos 1 and 2 in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory with the [...]
Amnesty International Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international [...]
Part I Keynote speech by Pr. Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 1986 Giya Kantcheli “V & V” for violin solo and tape Soloist: Gidon Kremer, violin Kremerata Baltica Arvo Pärt “Passacaglia” for violin, vibraphone and strings Soloist: Gidon Kremer, violin Kremerata Baltica Max Bruch “Kol Nidrei” (Prayer) for cello and strings Soloist : Mischa [...]
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Today’s Russia is ruled by a new, self-proclaimed, nobility. Their origins are in the shady system of the state’s security services. They rule from the shadows, through special operations, raids, seizures, surveillance, blackmail, murder and concealment of facts. Through these methods they impose their will on the rest of the population which cannot demand their [...]
Many people from across the world have closely followed the two trials and unlawful imprisonment of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev, and have frequently written us to express their support. Below is an open thread of comments and statements of support ahead this charity concert. Feel free to add your voice through the comment form [...]
SILENCED VOICES MURDERED HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN RUSSIA Whenever you are defending the weak against abuses from those in power you are risking something. In Russia, human rights defenders and activists are risking a lot: their own lives. The travelling exhibition organized by People in Need in partnership with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague looks into the stories [...]