1991 Project is led and inspired by Anna Stavychenko, a musicologist, music critic and classical music producer.

The 1991 Project is a non-profit association whose purpose is to safeguard and promote Ukrainian music, by helping Ukrainian musicians preserve their artistic skills in France and in the Western world. The production of concerts, cultural and educational events gives visibility to the Ukrainian musical repertoire, in its tight connections to the European cultural traditions.

The initial programs of the project target the most urgent needs of Ukrainian musicians exiled in France with their families such as providing income, psychological support, and social assistance. These musicians are some of the best performers in Ukraine, and they come from the best orchestras in their country, such as the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the National ensemble of soloists "Kyivska kamerata", or the
Odesa Philharmonic Orchestra.

The first major event presented by 1991 Project was the Silvestrov Days in Paris in May and June 2023, coorganized with Colombia Global Centers, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, the Ukrainian Culture Center in Paris, and the Embassy of Ukraine in France. The festival was dedicated to one of the greatest Ukrainian contemporary composers, Valentyn Silvestrov. 1991 Project is currently preparing the 2023/2024 season, in collaboration with the Ukrainian Embassy in France, Columbia Global Centers (Paris), Reid Hall, UNICEF, the University Paris 8.

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