concert to support the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

The initial idea behind the project was sharing music and joy to people’s homes, to overcome together the challenge we have found ourselves in worldwide due to the virus spreading and when Bravo Niagara! approached me and asked to collaborate on a live-stream performance of the Vivaldi Four Violins Concerto, I was delighted to accept.

However, I thought this initiative should also find a way to support the people who are in an extreme crisis in this tough time, and that’s why we started conversations with the UN Refugee Agency. We found a quick and enthusiastic collaboration in their representatives, and after a few conversations, the United in Music project got a new purpose: I believe that one should always nurture solidarity and empathy through everything that we do, and we musicians do it through playing music.

With this project, we encourage you to help us to raise funds for the Refugee Camps to help fight against COVID-19. Beyond the artistic result because of a difficult “set up” from home, we aim to help

Shlomo Mintz



Concerto for 4 violins in B minor, RV 580

(1st & 3rd mov) 

Shlomo Mintz

Carmine Lauri

Nikki Chooi

Jonathan Crow

Shlomo Mintz

Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

"This is a great example of organizations coming together creatively across the globe to support refugees, and we are enormously grateful to Maestro Shlomo Mintz, Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts, and all the brilliant musicians who have come together from all over the world to collaborate to raise funds for UNHCR's COVID-19 response."

F. Kreisler

Recitativo and Scherzo, Op. 6

S. Rachmaninoff


Q-Toi with friends

Professors, concert artists, and students from Albania, Austria, Australia, Argentine, Brazil, Canada, China-Taiwan, UK, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Holland, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Singapore, Spain, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, USA and South Korea)

United in Music is possible thanks to the collaboration of:

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

Claire Lewis (Global Goodwill Ambassador Programme)

Lauren La Rose (Fundraising and Comms Manager in UNHCR Canada)
Carlotta Wolf (Global Marketing and Emergencies team)


Christine Mori, Artistic Director & Co-Founder
Alexis Spieldenner, Executive Director & Co-Founder


Belén Alonso, General Manager
Ana Curcin, Asisstant


Ben Ewing, Ben Ewing Recordings


Guillermo Subauste, Pacha Sound

Coordination Vivaldi Concerto:                Coordination Rachmaninoff Vocalise:

                  Bravo Niagara!                                                                                                      Qian Zhou (Q-Toi) 

           Nikki Chooi (ensemble)

 General coordination:

  Belén Alonso 

You can find further information and a press-kit of the event here

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