The Dutch cellist Lidy Blijdorp
​​Sunday 17 December 2023, 15:00
The Hague: HaagsPianoHuis


Fierce January 2023 – A  Ukrainian Diary

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Tickets:  € 27,50

Viktoriia Vitrenko soprano
Antonii Baryshevskyi piano


Sviatoslav Lunyov
Fierce January 2023 – premiere new song cycle 

Travelogues in Music

Ukrainian composer Svyatoslav Lunyov has a distinct voice all his own. His music can be quiet and spiritual, but also full of sardonic humour. As a listener, it is impossible not to be moved. Pianist Antonii Baryshevskyi, this season our Artist in Residence, played a selection of Lunyov's piano works earlier this year and made a huge impression on the audience.
He returns to The Hague, this time with Ukrainian soprano Viktoriia Vitrenko, who has been successful at international festivals and has won several prestigious prizes. She is a magnificent interpreter of new music and a muse for many composers. With Antonii Barishevskyi, the world premiere of Fierce January 2023 is in the best of hands. Lunyov wrote his songs during the war in Kyiv based on poems by 20th and 21st century Ukrainian poets. In his songs he expressed his impressions of the war, creating a powerful musical diary.