December 20, 2013

Great Concert. The lost European Raoul Wallenberg

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation proudly announces the concert “The Lost European Raoul Wallenberg” that will be held at the Congress Centre of Lugano, Switzerland, on Thursday, 2 January 2014, at 8:30 pm. This singular event is organized by Mr. Giorgio Lundmark.

Raoul Wallenberg is the Swedish diplomat that saved the lives of thousands of Jews in Budapest, in 1944-45. He was arrested on 17 January 1945 by the Red Army and went missing into the Soviet Gulag in circumstances that have not yet been clarified by the Russian government. The concert will be performed by renowned musicians.

From Budapest: Katalin Falvai (piano), Sándor Javorkai (Stradivari violin) and Adam Javorkai (Stradivari cello). Renowned harpist Elisa Netzer, singer and songwriter Luke Ghielmetti (piano and vocals) and accordionist Franco Small will be part of the event.

The concert will feature works by major composers, such as Chopin, Brahms, Rossini, Grieg, Sarasate, Donizetti, Carlos Salzedo and Ghielmetti. The Hungarian artists will perform a classical repertoire. Elisa Netzer will perform two pieces, and a harp solo; a duet with Sándor Javorkai and a song by Donizetti.

Singer and songwriter Luke Ghielmetti, accompanied by Franco Small, will perform “Thanks Raoul”, a song inspired by the noble and heroic figure of Wallenberg, as well as other brilliant successes of his repertoire.

The concert is sponsored by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, the Embassy of Sweden, the City of Lugano, and the Embassy of Hungary.

Louise von Dardel, niece of Raoul Wallenberg will attend the concert.

This is another great opportunity to summon all the people of good will around the globe in order to join forces that may lead to solve the case of the “Hero without a Grave”, said Eduardo Eurnekian, Chairman of the Wallenberg Foundation.

In 2012, at the UN headquarters in New York, the IRWF instituted a 500,000 Euros reward for reliable and verifiable information that could help bring Raoul, as well as his driver Vilmos Langfelder, back to Sweden.

“We are proud to kick off the 2014 calendar of activities, that includes presentations in America, Europe and the Middle East, with this wonderful event organized by Mr. Giorgio Lundmark.”, states Tenembaum, founder of the Wallenberg Foundation.

Mr. Giorgio Lundmark is also co-producer of “The Lost European”, a documentary on Raoul Wallenberg that will be released shortly and of a previous presentation of the concert, performed on December 2012.