Kosovo - Berlin, 2015/2016
Since Kosovo´s independence from Serbia in 2008, the Republic struggles economically, politically and culturally. Whilst the war has destroyed almost everything, a new generation of talented musicians is emerging and seeking opportunity and recognition as a part of the European community. Prior to 2016, visa requirements for Kosovo was a challenge and their chance to study, perform or engage in music activities outside the country was limited.
Cellist Frank Dodge sees this gap and is trying to build a musical bridge between Kosovo and the rest of the world. In November 2015, he held an audition in Prizren to select Kosovan musicians to perform in his chamber music organization, Spectrum Concerts Berlin, at home in the iconic Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Hall. "A Night for Kosovo" was dedicated to this project on April 2016. This project was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Pristina, Kosovo, Spectrum Concerts Berlin and the F.C. Flick Stiftung and many other interested individuals.
Many young Kosovans see music as a way to improve their life, in hope for a better future.
27 April 2016 ( Solo )
Foyer Kammermusiksaal Berlin Philharmonie,
in conjunction with Spectrum Concerts Berlin´s "Ein Abend für Kosovo" concert.
28 April-11 May 2016 ( Solo )
KultRaum im Landarbeiterhaus,
A collaboration with Spectrum Concerts Berlin
"Ein Abend für Kosovo" project.
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