GRAMMY Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell joins conductor Dalia Stasevska and the INSO-Lviv Symphony Orchestra to present a benefit concert for Ukraine on 10 January 2024, 7:30PM CET at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall. The programme of all-Ukrainian composers features Thomas de Hartmann’s Violin Concerto, Myroslav Skoryk’s Melody (in its symphonic arrangement), Valentin Silvestrov’s Hymne, and Yevhen Stankovych’s Sinfonietta. More information and tickets are available here. Bell, Stasveska and the INSO-Lviv Symphony Orchestra will also record the de Hartmann Concerto for release later next year, with more details to follow.

Bell said, “I am honoured to be part of the ongoing effort to bring Thomas de Hartmann’s works to life. When I first encountered his violin concerto, a work inspired by the toils of war, I was deeply struck by its soulful beauty – and shocked that such a work had received such little recognition.  The concerto is both heart-wrenching and uplifting, and is as gripping and relevant today as it was when it was composed in 1943. I am especially grateful to be recording and performing this work with such talented and dedicated artistic partners as Dalia Stasevska and the Inso-Lviv Orchestra. Thanks to this project, Thomas de Hartmann’s music may touch the hearts of many more people, both in his homeland of Ukraine and around the world.”

The concert will be produced by Park Avenue Artists, with support from the Thomas de Hartmann Project and Chopivsky Family Foundation. Proceeds from the concert will benefit both humanitarian aid in Ukraine and talented Ukrainian young artists.

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez