Music In Times of Misery Benefit Concert for Peace

Music builds bridges, music is free, music wins the heart.

15.04.2022, 7pm – Aula im PROGR, Waisenhausplatz 30
, 3011 Bern

«Guernica», das Gemälde von Pablo Picasso

In this moderated concert, we have compiled works by Russian and Ukrainian women composers who were subjected to political repression under the Soviet regime or had to flee their homeland.

Between the performances, interesting facts about the circumstances of the creation of a particular work as well as about the lives of women composers in exile or under the constant pressure of the repressive regime are conveyed.

Moderation & Texts: Marina Sobyanina (composer, performer, HKB alumna)

Free admission with collection (goes entirely to the SOS-Kinderdorf for the benefit of refugees from Ukraine).

Every commitment helps. Donations can be made directly to the SOS-Kinderdorf.


S. Rachmaninow

«Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini»
Django Bates (piano), own interpretation

S. Prokofiew

«Sonata for 2 Violins», Op.56
Lisa Rieder (violin), Gabrielle Brunner (violin)

W. Sylwestrow

2 Piano Pieces: 1st Pastoral & 2nd Elegy
Kirill Zvegintsov (piano)

I. Strawinsky

«Les Noces»
Marina Sobyanina (vocals, piano), own interpretation

L. Samodajeva

5 Preludes for Violin Solo
Gabrielle Brunner (violin, piano) 

S. Gubaidulina

«Musical Toy»
Django Bates (piano), own interpretation

G. Ustwolskaja

«Duet for Violin and Piano»
Kirill Zvegintsov (piano), Lisa Rieder (violin)  


  • Start date 15.04.2022, 7pm
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  • Place Aula im PROGR, Waisenhausplatz 30
, 3011 Bern
  • Costs Free admission with collection