The Italian Embassy, as part of the musical program that it has developed with the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy, organized a piano concert by young Italian pianist Gabriele Strata on 28 and 29 March.
The first concert was held on Monday at the Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) in Shuwaikh, and the second concert on Tuesday was at the Yarmouk Cultural Center. In his address to the audience on Monday at the CAP auditorium, Italian Ambassador H.E. Carlo Baldocci stated:
“I am pleased to present, as part of the musical program for the 2021-2022 season in Kuwait, the very young and very talented pianist Gabriele Strata, who will perform pieces by Ottorino Respigni, Fryderyk Chopin and Franz Liszt.
“In this regard, I am pleased to include for the first time, the Contemporary Art Platform in the circuit of the Italian Embassy initiatives. We hope to organize numerous cultural activities in collaboration with CAP during the year.
“The Italian musical season organized by the Embassy began in December, it now continues in March, and will again see young Italian talents in Kuwait in May, June, November and December. The ‘Young Italian Musical Talents in the World’ program is organized in collaboration with the Chigiana Academy, with which the Italian Embassy in Kuwait has developed a collaboration agreement.”
The ambassador concluded by adding, “I would like to dedicate the first evening of the piano concerts to the innocent victims of the Russian attack on Ukraine., I ask everyone to stand up for a minute of silence, while also remembering the words of Ludwig van Beethoven “Music can change the world”.