H. E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat
Minister of Tourism
When Onuart Foundation asked us to collaborate with them in the organization of this concert, to impulse the dialogue among civilizations created by the Silk Road since centuries, I thought it was an excellent opportunity to present the music and culture of the Silk Road countries at one of the most emblematic places of Egypt, the Luxor Temple.
Our Ministry organization impulses public diplomacy and deep dialogue and exchanges between China and the world, and I hope this musical event will serve to know each other better, to collaborate on new projects and above all, to work and to achieve, by the Silk Road that unites us, a future in peace, full of hope and opportunity for all.
H.E. Sameh Hassan Shoukry
Minister of Foreign Affairs
It is a real pleasure to receive our distinguished guests here in Egypt attending the “UN Silk Road” international Event. I welcome you to one of the most ancient and most glorious spots on this earth. I welcome you here in Luxor, where history and civilization commenced thousand of years ago.
On behalf of the Egyptian people and on the occasion of such an important event, I convey a message of peace, tolerance and harmony to the whole world. Egypt’s valuable contributions to culture, the arts and sciences all through humanity history can be all touched and witnessed where you sit today. I highly encourage you to seize the opportunity of being in Egypt to explore our great touristic destinations spread all over the country, the friendly welcoming atmosphere and the warm weather.
We look forward that this event will mark the beginning for future successful cultural events, endorsing mutual understanding and cultural dialogue between people from all over the world, and proudly taking place in Egypt. Finally, we hope you enjoy the inspiring atmosphere of Luxor temple.
H. E. Miguel Ángel Moratinos
President of Fundación ONUART
After the great success of The Silk Road Concert, organized last year at Alliance of Civilizations Chamber at the Palais des Nations, our main objective has been to spread the event to all countries of the Silk Road. We are proud that Egypt has been taking the leadership to this new edition.
Egypt has been always a reference in the encounter between East and West through the Silk Road. Nowadays we are in new phase in the development and knowledge between both worlds transforming the commerce in mutual knowledge and communication between countries and civilisations.
And in this process of fruitful interaction, the spread of the Art, as a universal language of creativity, of respect and emotion, contributes to a healthy coexistence of peoples, cultures, citizens and sensitivities.
Concert comments on Nile TV
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Ukrainian born soprano Nataliya Tymchenko has been a member of the world-renowned Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, Russia, for numerous seasons, working regularly under the baton of internationally acclaimed conductor Valery Gergiev. Her repertoire encompasses a wide and versatile arrange of many of the most demanding staples of the lyric and spinto repertoires, including roles […]
Cairo Symphony Orchestra
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