Kissin and Kremer lead Ukraine aid rallies

Kissin and Kremer lead Ukraine aid rallies


norman lebrecht

March 15, 2022

The pair join cellists Giedre Dirvanauskaite and David Geringas in a Düsseldorf concert on April 2, backed by publishers G Henle Verlag.

In Copenhagen, the Danish lawyer Philip Maury has rented the Royal Danish Theatre for an aid gala with Ukrainian prima ballerina Iana Salenko and members of the Royal Danish Ballet.

The Polish conductor Anna Duczmal-Mroz is uniting Baltic soloists in Bach’s 4-piano concerto in Tallin.

The Met last night raised funds for victims with A Concert for Ukraine. Conducted by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin it included the Ukrainian bass-baritone Vladyslav Buialskyi and Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen, who performed Strauss’s Four Last Songs. The concert ended with the finale from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

Two Harvard students Avi Schiffmann and Marco Burstein have launched, a website in 12 languages where Ukrainian refugees can immediately find hosts with free rooms, apartments unused in resorts, big or small cities or school dorms.

La Scala is putting on an April 4 fundraiser for Ukraine victims. Riccardo Chailly will conduct Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Rosa Feola, Juan Diego Flórez and Alex Esposito.

March 22 at Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur, aid concert with Diana Tishchenko, Boris Brovtsyn , Alexander Zemtsov, Jonathan Leon Benichou and Vladimir Kapshuk.

London’s South Bank Centre is putting on an event next Tuesday, 22 March, in the Queen Elizabeth Hall with baritone Yuriy Yurchuk, pianist Dinara Klinton alongside actors Ben Whishaw, Jonathan Pryce and Juliet Stevenson. All net proceeds go to the Disasters Emergency Committee.


  • John Borstlap says:

    Very impressive.

    There is goodness, after all, in the world – in spite of the impression of its rarity.

  • VC_BS says:

    Finally Dinara Klinton took the right side. Better later than never. Her friend Mechetina (Putin supporter), probably, gave ok.

  • fierywoman says:

    Are there any bonafide groups gathering musical instrument donations for Ukrainian refugees or Ukrainians still in Ukraine who need instruments?

  • Tamino says:

    Great effort by these gentlemen, but leading the aid rallies is without a doubt Anne-Sophie Mutter. Where others do one activity, she has already logged in at least three major fundraising activities for Ukraine war victims. Geneva red cross concert and live stream Sunday one week ago. Followed by benefit concert in Munich Tuesday. Followed by benefit concert in Dortmund today. Amazing artist and human being.