We are happy to announce that the highly-acclaimed young Roma composer and pianist, Miroslav Rác, will be performing in Britain for the first time on December 16th. Miroslav's compositions are dedicated to all of the victims of the Holocaust, and especially to the Roma/Sinte and Jewish victims.
Miroslav, a native Romani-speaking Roma man who comes from Levice in Slovakia, was trained at the Dezider Kardos Conservatory of Music and is a music teacher, concert pianist and composer. Like many Roma, his family had personal experience of the Holocaust: his grandfather survived the horrors of the camps but many of his relatives did not – and this inspired him to create music to commemorate those who suffered and died in the camps. He paid a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau and there recorded performances of his music which he dedicated to the victims, as well as taking part in a documentary about the Holocaust. He has also been inspired to use music to encourage young Roma to be proud of their heritage and culture and to challenge the racism and exclusion that we face in much of Europe. He has performed at many prestigious events, including International Congresses dedicated to Holocaust victims held in Prague and in Krakow.
Miroslav describes his music as “21st century classical” and will shortly be releasing a CD of his work.
Doors open 7.30pm, the performance runs from 8.00pm until 10.00pm. Refreshments are available.
A concert presented by:-
Daniela Abraham (Mercedeska Concerts & Events Organiser)
Tickets are available here.