Dearest Friends and Supporters,
Our hearts go to the courageous Ukrainian people who are suffering indescribable despair as this unfathomable tragedy unfolds. The unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine is reprehensible and heartbreaking and is bringing a catastrophic loss of life and more human suffering. We strongly condemn this tyranny.
We support the Russian-born pianists who have become part of our family because they are not officials of their or any other government. We share their outrage and sadness caused by this senseless aggression.
That music has astonishing powers of communication is a testament to the transcendence of art, especially during these most difficult times. The art of music stands tall as a spiritual beacon for people all over the world.
We hope and pray that our music and that of others all over the world is given a chance to be an ambassador of peace, comfort and love during this tragic period.
— Giselle Brodsky, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the MIPF