January 26, 2024

1991 Project Presents: Olga Driga and Nataliia Ivanovska

Reid Hall | 4 rue de Chevreuse 75006 Paris
Free and open to the public / Registration required
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The 1991 Project presents cello duo Olga Driga and Nataliia Ivanovska for a concert dedicated to the play of styles and genres that unite composers internationally, from the Baroque period to today.

Program (1h)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major (Olga Driga)
  • Zoltan Almashi (b. 1975), Suite No. 1 for Cello Solo (Olga Driga)
  • Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707-1747), Sonata for Two Cellos in G Major
  • Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), Duo for Two Cellos, op. 52, no. 3
  • Victoria Poleva (b. 1962), Gulf stream for Two Cellos


Olga Driga is a Ukrainian solo and orchestra cellist. She played in the National ensemble of soloist “Kyiv Kamerata”, the New Era Orchestra, and took part in the Musikfestspiele Königswinkel Füssen, the Music Festival Kassel, the Kyiv Music Fest, and other festivals in Bahrain, Lebanon, Moldova, Romania, India, Germany.

Olga is a founding member of the exiled ensemble MRIYA founded in 2022 that had sensational success in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg (live recorded by the NDR Kultur), the Berlin Philharmonic, and other prestigious concert venues.

Nataliia Ivanovska is a Ukrainian chamber and orchestra cellist. She played in the Odesa Philharmonic Orchestra. Since the full-scale war started, she is a temporary resident of the Orchestre de Paris as part of the Philharmonie de Paris mission project, as well as a member of the Quatuor Bleu et Or that popularizes the Ukrainian repertoire.

The Reid Hall Caféothèque will be open before and after the event with wine and snacks for sale.

This series is co-organized by Columbia Global Centers | Paris, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, and 1991 Project. With the support of the Embassy of Ukraine in France and Les Amis de la culture ukrainienne en France.

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