UNESCO Concert for Peace 2009

Benefit event organized by UNESCO in collaboration with the Municipality of Venice and the Government of The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

UNESCO Concert for Peace will bring together in the legendary Theatre “La Fenice” in Venice UNESCO Artists for Peace and musicians, representing 4 different religions, 12 countries and cultures. All artists have generously responded to UNESCO-BRESCE’s appeal to perform together to demonstrate.

As worded by the writer Marek Halter, music knows no barriers and has the potential to rise above destruction to build a bridge for mutual understanding and lasting peace. Claudia Cardinale, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, will be the master of ceremony of this event.

In sustaining UNESCO’s constitutional mission

“…since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed”, UNESCO-BRESCE is promoting this  concert to support activities and projects related to inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue and to the process of peace building in the South East European region

UNESCO Concert for Peace Booklet
Guest of honor and UNESCO Artist for Peace

Claudia Cardinale (actress)
Concert Master of Ceremony. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Ino Mirkovic (violonist)
UNESCO Artist for Peace. Organizer and artist


Boris Trajanov (baritone)
UNESCO Artist for Peace. Defined "the icon of Macedonian voices"

Marek Halter (writer)
French-Jewish novelist. Author of the Concert Message

Gianluca Terranova (tenor)
Acclaimed Italian opera singer for his lead roles in many operas

Milton Masciadri (Double bassist)
Recitalist/soloist with major symphony orchestras in Europe, Asia, North, Central and South America

Ksenia Morozova (pianist)
Recognized as a new bright artist, already a veteran of the international stage

Michael Guttman (violonist)
Described as the "Chagall of violinists", conductor of Brussels Chamber Orchestra

Kirill Rodin  (cellist)
Gold Medallist at the VIII International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1986

Blagoj Nacoski (tenor)
Acclaimed opera singer nominated “Ambassador of the Culture of Macedonia”

Ashraf Kateb (violinist)
German-Syrian artist, Arab Nation’s representative in the Philharmony of the Nations

Sveta Zlata Meglenska (Chamber Choir)
22 women voices that belong to young educated musicians, students of the Faculty of Music Art in Skopje

Brussels Chamber Orchestra
Young virtuosos from different cultures gathered around a musical score for their fondness for chamber music


UNESCO Concert for Peace - Italian Press Review 03-07-2009
For donations and contributions 17-04-2009
Messages about the Concert 08-04-2009
Music to unlock the Path of Dialogue. A UNESCO Initiative Towards Peace 08-04-2009
Invitation to the Media : Press conference 20 April Codussi Hall 11am. 06-04-2009
Official Statement - Engelbert Ruoss, Director, UNESCO-BRESCE 20-03-2009
Organizer, Sponsors & Special Thanks 20-03-2009
Artists, Programme & Venue 20-03-2009
Honourary Committee & Organising Committee 19-03-2009
Music as a tool for encouraging Dialogue through Reconciliation. A UNESCO Concert for Peace 19-03-2009


Teatro La Fenice Box Office
UNESCO Concert for Peace - Benefit Concert
Box Office :(+39) 041.24.24
Website : www.teatrolafenice.it

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