On 11 June Vitali Alekseenok makes his debut at the Ludwigsburg Festival in Germany, performing a concert programme with his own dramaturgy. The concert is dedicated to the Belarusian flutist and activist Maria Kolesnikova. Works by Schubert, Barber, Takemitsu will be performed, as well as three contemporary Belarusian composers - Olga Podgajskaya, Konstantin Yaskou and a third composer, who for security reasons wishes to remain anonymous.

Due to Russia's war in Ukraine, all of Alekseenok's upcoming concerts there have been cancelled. In the coming months he had opera performances at the Opera theatres in Lviv and Dnipro, concerts in the Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv Philharmonic, and work on the KharkivMusicFest festival, where he is artistic director.

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Vitali Alekseenok made his debut at the Odessa Opera House yesterday, conducting Verdi's opera Nabucco. After a successful performance he was immediately invited to return to the theatre the following season. The Odessa Opera is one of the leading theatres in Ukraine and Eastern Europe and has been famous for decades for its architecture, unique acoustics and singing troupe.