Music

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DREAMS COME TRUE – 2CELLOS

You have never seen cello players like Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS. It’s astonishing; these young Croatian cellists have taken cello to a new level.  Their playing style is uniquely diverse, ranging from classical and film music to pop and rock. Luka and Stjepen are both classically-trained musicians and their main […]

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MENUHIN 100

In 2016, the world celebrates 100 years since one of the most prominent 20th-century musicians, violinist Yehudi Menuhin, was born. He managed to embody the highest humanistic ideals of mankind through his creative and public work. A concert tour around Ukraine was Menuhin’s final wish. At the musician’s request, the concerts were supposed to take […]

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JAZZ DIVA

Sonia Alfonso was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and since she was very young, she precisely knew that one day she would become a singer. At 19, Sonia represented her country in Mexico at the OTI Festival in 1984, finishing fifth out of 21 countries that participated. Sonia started out as a ballad singer, […]

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ONE DAY CLOSER – EDO

Edoardo Ferragamo – known in the music world as EDO – is a very talented young musician renowned for his amazing skills on the electric guitar. He is a music artist and producer, just 24 years old, and comes from the world-famous Ferragamo family. EDO has made his mark on the Italian scene, filling up […]

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THREE TENORS, REVIVED

IL VOLO, which literally means “the flight” in Italian, is a dynamic, powerhouse trio taking the world by storm. Baritone Gianluca Ginoble and tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto describe their music as “popera,” a subgenre of pop music performed in an operatic style, though some of their albums are pure opera. The trio are […]

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DREAM LAND OLEG SKRYPKA

Skrypka, that’s quite a musical last name. Did your family genes determine your musical fate? Are your little Skrypkas (four children) also musical? A talent for singing runs in my family. The same goes for my wife’s family. Our children have a musical predisposition: our eight-year-old son has already announced that he wants to become […]

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JAZZ IS A LIFESTYLE

Trumpet player Dennis Adu, 29, is not only talented, he is also extremely hardworking and intelligent. “I believe in diligence as a way of achieving success in anything you do,” he says. And his jazz idols are: Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Clifford Brown, among others. Today, Dennis teaches at the […]

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MUSIC MADE WITH LOVE

I met with Serbian Ambassador to the UN Milan Milanovic in his Renaissance-style office overlooking Fifth Avenue. There were electric guitars, a powerful sound system, mural paintings of nymphs and golden stucco, and they all gave me a powerful first impression, and I instantly knew this interview would be very special. Milan Milanovic is the […]

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A REALIZED DREAM

The glorious Lviv Opera House hosted a long-awaited concert gala on February 17, 2016 featuring the legendary Ukrainian-American singer Erko (Severin Palydowycz). The welcoming banner at the Opera House’s façade and the large crowd of elegantly dressed fans at the theatre’s entrance attested to this event. It was a moment that Erko had waited for […]

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UKRAINIAN SONG

Nina Matvienko is one of those singers whose voice is heart stopping, no exaggeration. Winner of the People’s Artist Award of Ukraine, the Shevchenko National Prize, and Ukrainian Hero, Nina Matvienko has been a symbol of the Ukrainian folk song for many years. Her performances have been applauded in Mexico, United States, Czech Republic, Poland, […]