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Evening of the EU – Impressive performance of the Finnish pianist Mustonen

19.07.2019

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The traditional evening at Ohrid Summer Festival brought a concert of Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen.
The audience in the church “St. Sophia” enjoyed the sounds of the piano with which the famous pianist Mustonen ruled impeccably through the Sonata for piano in A-dur by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Sixth Masters of Frederick Chopin, the Sonatina in the fishe-mole by Jan Sibelius, the Sonata for the Piano no. 7 B-duo by Sergei Prokofiev, as well as the Piano Sonata “Yekhkin Lebana” written by the pianist himself, who with his music has thrilled the audience, but also through his excellent performance, also presented his impressions of the Ohrid Summer Festival, where he performs for the first time and from the city.

-I am exhilarated from Ohrid and from the lake which is a real paradise. I also fascinated the church where I performed. I began the evening with the Beethoven Sonata and I am currently in the middle of playing all his sonatas. Also included were Finnish composers. The repertoire is legal for my performance at the “Ohrid Summer”, says the pianist Mustonen.

The evening of the European Union is traditionally held at the “Ohrid Summer Festival” under the auspices of the Embassy of the European Union in the Republic of Northern Macedonia. Yesterday’s concert was followed by the EU Ambassador to the Republic of North Macedonia, Samuel Zbogar, who as a good host welcomed the audience at the entrance of the church.


– I must say that “Ohrid Summer” is a wonderful festival with a very long tradition. It brings joy to the citizens of Ohrid, but of course tourists. The quality of the festival program is excellent and we are proud that every year we are part of the “Ohrid Summer”. This year, since Finland took over the presidency of the European Union, we brought this great Finnish pianist in this magnificent church, said EU Ambassador Zbogar.
Oli Mustonen in the world is known for his top interpretations of the piano, and in his native Finland, he is very much appreciated as a composer.