Music for Peace Project


The International Charitable Project

There are two definitions of the word «peace» in the Oxford dictionary: 1. «Freedom from disturbance; tranquility; mental and emotional calm». 2. «A state or period in which there is no war or a war has ended; the state of being free from civil disorder».

«Music for Peace» project (MfP) tries to deal with both of the definitions and sends a number of messages to the audience — musical students and spectators.
«Music for Peace» is a charitable musical project, and its mission is to benefit young musicians who live in today’s conflict zones. The «Music for Peace» Project used the convening power of music as a vehicle to maximize the benefits of international and cross-cultural contacts between youth and young adult populations. Through music, MfP aimed to bring individuals from all backgrounds and social statuses together into a relaxed and natural environment.

Two young Russian musicians, Maria Nemtsova (piano) and Vitaly Vatulya (saxophone) have founded and lead the Music for Peace Programme.
The concerts and master classes presented new and exciting challenges to the artists to perform in a variety of settings, whilst sharing their knowledge and talents with young, aspiring musicians.
These events included traveling to remote lands, giving classes to young people which are growing in areas of recent conflict, performing in countries with a history of cross-cultural and religious differences. The main goal is to share the knowledge, experience and joy with the audience, show them other dimensions through art.

Thanks to the generous grant from the sole sponsor, the Music for Peace Project organized series of concert tours (for more information visit Project History page)

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