“Music cannot level destruction, but it heals wounds”
On Dec.13, 2022, famous Lithuanian pianist Darius Mažintas performed in de-occupied Izium, Kharkiv region, Suspilne reports. The musician performed compositions from the series “Naive Music” composed by Ukrainian Valentyn Sylvestrov.
“With the beginning of the war, I became more interested in Ukrainian culture — that’s how I discovered Sylvestrov. All of Ukraine, its nature and people are in his music,” Mažintas said.
Through his performance, Darius Mažintas and Looking at the Stars Foundation want to draw attention to Ukrainian cultural losses in the war and Russian crimes against Ukrainian cultural heritage.