Music for Peace, Music for Ukraine

Music for Ukraine

Music for peace, Music for Ukraine… That was and is the idea: to use music to help those suffering in Ukraine regardless borders and nationalities. As you know, Music Without Quarantine was born back in 2020 during the hard months of the lockdown. We grew as a an international solidarity movement based on music. The violinist Mikhail Pochekin and myself started it up but soon other artists joined: Anna Fedorova, Dana Zemtsov, Claudio Constantini, Benedict Klöckner, Joel Frederiksen, Diego Ares and many others… About three weeks ago, in the aftermath of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, we shared the idea of a benefit concert with Germán Labrador, musicologist and director of the CSIPM (Center for Higher Research & Promotion of Music, by its Spanish acronym) of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Then quickly things got started with the support of the UAM and Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

If you could follow our online concerts two years ago, now you will have the chance to see and listen to some of the artists live in Madrid at Teatro Fernando de Rojas. Ten great artists from different nationalities —Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, the Nederlands, Spain, Mexico & Peru— will play on Thursday, March 31st at 19:00. Anna Fedorova (piano), Dana Zemtsov (viola), Claudio Constantini (bandoneon) & Mikhail Pochekin (violin) will offer their talent & music along with six other internationally renowned musicians: Vadim Gladkov, (piano), Boris Fedorov (piano), Tatiana Melnychenko (soprano), Ihor Voievodin (bass-baritone), Elina Sitnikava (violin) & the young Sofia Zholobova (piano), who is a Ukrainian refugee. To all of them, for their selfless participation in this concert, my personal gratitude.

They have prepared a program with the aim to show to the world that music has no borders. It’s not about nationality confrontation, it’s about trying to help people who are suffering, it’s about contributing to peace.


Mikhail Pochekin, violin

Dana Zemtsov, viola

G. F. Händel – J. Halvorsen: Passacaglia for violin & viola

Sofía Zhólobova, piano

Sergii Bortkevych: Etude in F sharp minor no. 9, op. 15

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23

Ihor Voievodin, bajo-baritone

Vadim Gladkov, piano

Mykola Lysenko: Misjatsju – knjazju!, verses by Ivan Frankó

Valentín Sylvestrov: Proshchay svite, proshchay zemle, verses by Taras Shevchenko

Boris Fedorov, piano

Valentin Silvestrov: The Messenger

Claudio Constantini, bandoneon

Carlos Gardel: Volver for bandoneon solo

Claudio Constantini: Alone & Eternal for bandoneon solo


Mikhail Pochekin, violin

Anna Fedorova, piano

P. Tchaikovsky: Meditation no. 1, op. 42 for violin & piano

Vadim Gladkov, piano

Mikhail Glinka: Nocturne “La separation”

Levko Revutsky: Prelude in D flat mayor no. 1, op. 4

Vitaly Filipenko: Toccata

Mikhail Pochekin, violin

Elina Sitnikava, violín

Reinhold Gliere: Duos for 2 violins:

no. 1 – Andante

no. 5 – Vivace

Dana Zemtsov, viola

Boris Fedorov, piano

Michael Kugel: Preghiera para viola y piano

Anna Fedorova, piano

Frederic Chopin: Nocturne no. 1, op.27

Sergei Rachmaninov: Prelude no. 12, op. 32

Tatiana Melnychenko, soprano

Vadim Gladkov, piano

Giulio Caccini: Ave Maria

Giuseppe Verdi:

Leonora’s aria Pace, Pace mio Dio… from the opera La forza del destino

In case you cannot attend the concert but you wish to make a donation, you can do so on: CRUZ ROJA

Let music speak now more than ever: music for peace, music for Ukraine.

Michael Thallium

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