"Gazi II Giray Khan: Musical Heritage of Ukraine" - returning to the Homeland

      The 500-year-old, unique pieces by the Crimean Tatar ruler and artist Gazi II Giray Khan, which had not been heard in many centuries, were finally presented in Kyiv by the Herman Makarenko-led chamber group of the Kyiv Classic Symphony Orchestra. Flautist Anton Kushnir was the event's soloist.

      The cooperation of two UNESCO Artists for Peace, Herman Makarenko (Ukraine) and Kudsi Ergüner (Turkey), made possible the presentation of the works of the Crimean Tatar Khan. Work on the project lasted more than two years, during which the musical material from the private collection of Ulvi Ergüner was digitized, prepared for orchestral performance, and arranged by Artem Roschenko.

      The 42nd UNESCO General Conference, held in Paris on November 8, marked the world premiere of Gazi II Giray Khan's compositions in the Saint-Sulpice Church.

      On December 21, the unique musical heritage was performed in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv. The concert "Gazi II Giray Khan: Musical Heritage of Ukraine" received loud applause from the audience, who called "Kyiv-Classic" twice for an encore, as well as many positive reviews in the press.

      The unique musical heritage was presented in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, on December 21. The audience warmly welcomed "Gazi II Giray Khan: Musical Heritage of Ukraine", asking for an encore from Kyiv Classic Orchestra. The press also gave the concert favorable reviews.

      Funded by the Stabilisation Fund for Culture and Education of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut.