Danish violinist Christine Bernsted and Danish-Ukrainian pianist Elisabeth Holmegaard Nielsen present a video performance of Ukrainian Poem by Yevhen Stankovych, in collaboration with Svitzer Music and Roschkov Media. The duo performs in front of an oil painting entitled Hope by Sonja Lucien.

The video notes describe Stankovych as follows:

’In the vibrant landscape of contemporary Ukrainian music, the name Yevhen Stankovych stands as a testament to the power of cultural connectivity woven through the threads of composition. Renowned as a versatile composer of stage, orchestral, chamber, and choral works, Stankovych’s musical creations transcend geographical boundaries, resonating with audiences around the globe.

’At the heart of Stankovych’s artistic philosophy lies a profound belief in the symbiotic relationship between a composer and their cultural heritage. For him, the act of composition is not an isolated endeavour; instead, it is a dynamic dialogue with the rich tapestry of his cultural lifeline. Stankovych passionately asserts that the essence of his creations is intertwined with the melodies, rhythms, and narratives that have shaped the Ukrainian experience.’

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