There are two definitions of the word “peace” in the Oxford dictionary:
1. “Freedom from disturbance; tranquility; mental and emotional calm”.
2. “A state or period in which there is no war or a war has ended; the state of being free from civil disorder”. “Music for Peace” project (MfP) tries to deal with both of the definitions and sends a number of messages to the audience – musical students and spectators. “Music for Peace” is a charitable musical project, and its mission is to benefit young musicians who live in today’s conflict zones. The “Music for Peace” project used the convening power of music as a vehicle to create international and cross-cultural relationships between young people all over the world.
Through music, MfP aims to bring individuals from all backgrounds and social statuses together and create a relaxed and natural environment in which they can succeed.
The Music for Peace Project has been founded by two young Russian musicians, Maria Nemtsova (piano) and Vitaly Vatulya (saxophone).
The concerts and master classes are used to present new challenges to the artists, to perform in a variety of different settings and remote areas, give masterclasses to young people growing up in area of recent conflict, and perform in countries with histories of cultural and religious differences.
- To give concerts and masterclasses in conflict zones and areas devastated by natural disasters and terrorism.
- To popularize classical music in these regions, where the people inherently have less possibilities to study music and attend concerts.
- To support young and upcoming musicians in devastated areas.
- To share knowledge, experience and joy with the audience.