Iryna called me up on a hot Friday afternoon and invited me to a concert at the Sniatyn library. Not one to refuse such invitations, I accepted without really knowing what to expect beyond some kind of classical music.
I was in for a treat: 45 minutes of music played by two students of the L’viv National Music Academy.
Dima, on the violin, is from Sniatyn — actually the cousin of two of my pupils. Oleksandra accompanied him — and played some nice solo Chopin — on the piano. Other composers included Sibelius, Elgar, Vivaldi, John Williams, and Sarasate.
This was some of the best classical music I’ve heard in Ukraine. It made me miss live performances. I got some videos of Dima and Oleksandra, so I’ll let you judge for yourself:
A Chopin prelude:
This just sounds a little silly transcribed for piano and violin, but fun nonetheless:
And a shout-out to the Americans with John Williams!