World-famous composer Vladimir Ashkenazy has just written to The Europaeum confirming his support for our exciting new cultural programme, to mount a series of peace concerts to take place at several Europaeum partner universities in 2018, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Currently talks are underway both with partner institutions – with several responding positively to the initiative – and possible funders. The aim is to involve Europaeum students, a local orchestra, and leading local figures, with each event hosted as far as possible in campus concert halls. Overall, the project aims to remind students of how the European Project – currently under threat from so many quarters, most recently from Brexit has helped bring seven decades of peace. Each event will include an open discussion involving students and Mr Ashkenazy on the power of music, and a full concert with selected music, poetry and drama.