17-year-old French violin player will support the wounded Ukrainian servicemen with her music performances.
Kyiv, August 10, 2016. French violinist Natasha Grisard from Bordeaux will play two charity concerts for the wounded servicemen in Kyiv. “I will play various music pieces including Ukrainian folk songs and the Toreador song [from Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen”] in order to commemorate Vasyl Slipak – a Ukrainian opera singer killed over 40 days ago. […] Ukraine is my country and I want to help with what I can,” said Natasha Grisard announcing the concerts at a press-briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center. Ukrainian pianist and volunteer Lyudmyla Chychuk who knew Vasyl Spivak and was performing together with him will be the piano accompanist during the concerts.
Natasha Grisard noted that her entire family is actively supporting Ukraine. Her mother Ingrid has been passing assistance for Ukrainian servicemen for the second year in a row, while her grandmother – painter presented own works as gifts. “I am only 17, I cannot help financially. But I can pass my emotions and feelings through music, music helps healing spiritual wounds,” explained the violinist. Natasha has been professionally practicing music for 12 years and plans to enter the conservatoire. Apart from her solo performances she earlier played in “Plai” folk group from Bukovyna [Ukraine’s western region] and has recently created her own quartet that is actively touring across France.
The first concert will take place at the Kyiv Military Clinic Hospital this Thursday, on August 11 at 16-00, the second one on Saturday, August 13 at 14-00 at the Kyiv Fortress. Entrance is free, no prior registration and accreditation is required.