Nicolae Voiculet – “a volunteer of hope” for Japan

Romania’s music ambassador, Nicolae Voiculet, joins the great artists who embarked on humanitarian actions throughout the world to bring hope to the people of the Japan.

The humanitarian concert titled “Give Hope” for Japan, initiated by the artist Nicolae Voiculet, with the support of the Romanian Parliament, the Romanian Red Cross, the Embassy of Japan, the Foreign Ministry and, last, but not least, UNESCO, will take place tonight, starting 7pm, at the Parliament Palace, in the Rosetti Hall. The event aims to paying homage to the victims of the March 11 devastating earthquake and Tsunami, and offering a prayer, in music, for harmony and peace. “I played in concert halls in Japan and my heart soared hearing the applauses of a public with a fine taste for beauty. I find it hard to forget those moving moments. I am now joining those who try to give hope, by means of my music,” Voiculet argued.

Those present at the event will have a chance to send their words of hope and comfort, in writing. The messages will be included in a booklet which will be sent directly to the Emperor of Japan. The programme includes works of great depth and sensibility composed by: E. Grieg, G. Verdi, R. Schubert, T. Albinoni, P. Mascagni, E. Elgar, G. Zamfir and N. Voiculet, which the latter will play alongside the “Liber Artis” orchestra. Whereas, in the first part of the concert, Nicolae Voiculet will play classical and religious music, the ending will be a dialogue between the panpipe and a folk ensemble.

“Give Hope” is a charity concert for the victims of recent disasters in Japan. Nicolae Voiculet, a complex artist, a panpipe virtuoso, conductor, musical coordinator and producer, promotes Romania’s image by means of his consummate art, acting as an Ambassador of National Identity. The artist played before over 65 country leaders, was awarded the Romanian “Cultural Merit” Order in the rank of Knight, is the only Romanian to have concerted at the World Bank and was invited to close the Beijing Olympics. Nicolae Voiculet is the Romanian artist whose music delighted Japan’s second-in-line princely couple, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, as well as many other prominent figures on the world stage. He concerted on the occasion of Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s sanctification, in Roma, and his music resonated through cathedrals across the world.

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