Serguei Markarov

The renowned Russian pianist Serguei Markarov was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace in December 2002, in recognition of his contribution to the dialogue of cultures. His contributions to UNESCO events and programs have contributed to the promotion of peace and tolerance through classical music.

Serguei Markarov performed with the French Republican Guard Symphony Orchestra at UNESCO Headquarters in December 2002, in the framework of the United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage. This concert was under the auspices of the Napoléon Foundation, in the cycle "Napoléon and music: Beethoven and Napoleon, the unlikely meeting".

He also contributed to the success of the 2004 UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence in November 2004.

In December 2005, Serguei Markarov participated in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of UNESCO and the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize, held at UNESCO Headquarters.

As part of the 150th anniversary of the N. Rimsky-Korsakov National Conservatory of St. Petersburg, he performed with the Grand Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory in December 2012.

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