Maxim Shalygin

composer | conductor | visual artist

Join Festivals for Compassion in solidarity with Ukraine

At this time, when the Ukrainian people are experiencing their darkest hours, Festivals for Compassion calls to action European festivals to use music to bind us together in solidarity and compassion.

Festivals throughout Europe and beyond stand united in their condemnation of war and call for peace. By sharing Shalygin’s new composition 'drop after drop' festivals want to express their support and solidarity with their Ukrainian colleagues, artists, and all those who are suffering in this senseless war. 'Drop after drop' will travel from festival to festival, and will be shared online as an ode to compassion and an act of solidarity in these dark times.

'Drop after drop' available in the following arrangements:

String quartet
Clarinet quartet
Saxophone quartet
Cello Quartet | Cello Quintet | Cello Octet
String orchestra

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Each festival invites a performers from their own network to perform 'drop after drop' and share the recording online. The costs of performance, filming, and streaming will lie with the participating festival. All types of videos are welcome: from phone recordings to professional clips.

Send us the video of your performance and we will add it to this website and share it on Facebook. Be sure to share it on your own socials and newsletter to reach out to your own audience. When sharing your performance on social media, please use the tag #festivalsforcompassion. Your video will also be included on this website.

Past and future performances

24.04.22. - New European Ensemble, Rode Hoed Amsterdam
23 & 24.04.22. - Weidler Kwartet, Vredebergkerk, Oosterbeek
19.04.22. - Arthema Quartet, November Music Festival [watch]
18.04.22. - Cello Biënnale Kwintet, Cello Biënnale Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
13.04.22. - Viva String Quartet, ReMusica Festival, Kosovo
10.04.22. - Vilnius String QuartetVirgin Mary the Reliever Church in Vilnius
27.03.22. - ADAM String Quartet, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Spiegelzaal [listen NPO Radio4]
25.03.22. - Belgian National Orchestra [première version for string orchestra], The Henry Le Boeuf Hall - Brussel - Bozar

19.03.22. - Dudok Quartet Amsterdam, Wonderfeel-Museum het Ursulinenconvent [watch]
17.03.22. - Nieuw Amsterdams Klarinet Kwartet [excerpt], Talkshow M Kro-Ncrv [watch]
17.03.22. - ADAM String Quartet [premiere],
Schiermonnikoogfestival [watch]