13th World Summit Nobel Peace Laureates

Warsaw, Poland

21-23 October 2013

Under the patronage of UNESCO and the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, EMMA for Peace is officially launched at the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Warsaw, Poland, with a series of inaugural concerts and workshops throughout the duration of the Summit.

21 October 2013
Royal Castle
7.15 pm

EMMA for Peace presents its inaugural concert, entitled Summit Serenade.  The serenades of Penderecki and Tchaikovsky will greet the opening of the summit, performed by the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra and conducted by John Axelrod. The concert is produced in collaboration with CultureAll and the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

22 October 2013
Galeria Porczyńskich

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and with the generous support of the SOS Talents Foundation and Askaneli Brothers, EMMA for Peace presents Georgian pianist Elisso Bolkvadze in recital, alongside two young Lithuanian talents, Kasparas Mikuzis (12 years old) and Milda Daunoraite (12 years old).

23 October 2013
Grand Theatre National Opera – Sale Redutowe

A conversation and interactive workshop on the role of music and education in peace-building with some of the protagonists of the cultural and institutional world. EMMA for Peace brings together the Nobel Peace Laureates, representatives from international organizations and educators and artists from both Europe and the Arab world.

•   Mostafa Abbas, Secretary General, Euromed Youth Federation

•   Hiba Al Kawas,  Composer – Singer

•   Elisso Bolkvadze, Pianist

•   Michele Campanella, Pianist

•   Sigmund Mifsud, Chairman, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

•  Guram Odisharia, Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia

•   Ksenija Sidorova, Accordionist

•   Michel Sogny, Founder Foundation SOS Talents

Moderator: Oliver Condy, Editor, BBC Music Magazine


The Choir Project

Workshop of communal improvisation, collective lyric-writing and musical composition.

Tutor: Salam Yousry, Artistic Director, The Choir Project

The Sound of Peace

Workshop coordinator: Paolo Petrocelli, Founder & President, EMMA for Peace