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Helsinki's MUSIIKKITALO welcomes Ala Voronkova

Ala Voronkova during the performance
Chamber music hall
Symphonic Hall
Helsinki Music Center

The violinist performed The 24 Caprices of Paganini in front of an audience who applauded delighted.

The last 9 November Ala Voronkova performed in Helsinki the composition which portrays the virtuosity of the violin's interpretation.

Finnish people know it. They also know about other things. Not for nothing they are one of the number 1 countries in the PISA report. For those who are not familiar with these initials, it is the Study of the Programme for International Student Assessment. That is: the exam that tells which are the most learned and qualified children in the world. It should be pointed that Spain has very bad grades in this report, one of the worst among all the European countries.

It is not clear to me if thanks to their knowledge in maths, language and science they are able to appreciate classical music too. Or rather it must be that when an educational system works, it works in any of the possible fields. They know about music because they know about everything. And when you know about something, you appreciate and respect everything you have learned, everything that is good, everything that is able to form and make a person evolve. And the music raises where it has to be: the status of a privilege. And the artist is respected and considered as who he is: a privilegiate being. A being worthy of admiration and obviously venerated.

Finnish people also know about architecture. The Musiikkitalo or the "Center of Music" in Helsinki is a new construction. It was opened in 2011 and it is considered as a prodigy of beauty, functionality and acoustics. "The three graces" when you are talking about musical auditoriums.

Said by Ala Voronkova: "that hall, all made with wood, is so beatiful that only seeing it and being there it seems to help you to perform at the highest level of your means".

The hall was full and the audience was applauding delighted for the achievements and the ability of that artist who was stirring so many emotions in them in their seats.

Maybe if Catalonia and Spain weren't at the end of the exam of the educational system; maybe if we had learned something, here it would happen as in Finland: classical music would fill the halls, because it would have both old and new public. And, who knows, maybe our producers would be able to see the great performers who exist in our country, around us, who live poorly here. This ones who right now are only recognized by the Finnish producers. Or the ones who have been educated in countries with a better grade, both cultural as social.


Cristina Viñas

Director of Promoartyou

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