Music for Peace

Participants of the charitable «Music for Peace» project played chamber music on the 29th of September and the 3th of October in the Moscow Conservatory. 

As a good example of the project promoting cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue the «Music for Peace» was supported by the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO.

Promotion of intangible cultural heritage, intercultural and interreligious dialogue among the peoples and encouraging cultural pluralism at all levels as key to further mutual understanding is one of the strategic priorities of UNESCO. Considering that the existing international conventions, recommendations and resolutions concerning cultural and natural property demonstrate the importance, for all the peoples of the world, the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization meeting in Paris from 17 October to 21 November 1972, at its seventeenth session have decided that this question should be made the subject of an international Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

Safeguarding cultural heritage as a shared resource for dialogue and sustainable development, fostering creative diversity, countering ignorance and intolerance, strengthening intercultural competences: all play a determinant role for intercultural dialogue.

International charitable project «Music for Peace» was founded for people who live in today’s conflict zones (Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, Chechnya, Israel and others) three years ago and realized by two Moscow musicians, winners of many international competitions, Maria Nemtsova (piano) and Vitaly Vatulya (saxophone). Maria and Vitaly have had more than 50 concerts and master classes for youth at hot spots of the world.

The final gala-concert of the «Music for Peace» project took place in the Small Hall of Moscow Conservatory on the 3th of October 2013. Maria Nemtsova and Vitaly Vatulya, performed at one scene with young talented musicians from Georgia, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Serbia. Performance was accompanied by Chamber orchestra of Conservatory under the direction of honored artist of Russia Felix Korobov. The program included music of Bach, Mozart, Shostakovich, Glazunov and other composers.

Participants of the concerts: Maria Nemtsova (piano, Russia), Vitaliy Vatulya (saxophone, Russia), Artur Kocharyan (saxophone, Armenia), Philip Orlovich (saxophone, Serbia), Anahit Arushanyan (piano, Nagorno-Karabakh), Tinatin Bakhtadze (piano, Georgia).

Official Website of the Project