Musical tour around Ukraine: how the most famous composer and virtuoso pianist in Ukraine surprised his listeners
Evgeny Khmara - is a genius composer who wrote his first composition at the age of 7. Now he is a famous virtuoso, who has 5 musical albums, owns Yamaha Local Artis status, has performed in the White House and Buckingham Palace and is an ambassador of the brand Volvo worldwide.
Evgeny Khmara began his musical tour with a big concert in Kiev together with star guests, among whom was Didier Marouani, the leader of musical band “Space”. Having visited 5 cities of Ukraine, the pianist shares his impressions of the tour: “For me, this tour is a real victory of instrumental music! I am amazed, because out of 5 cities we had 4 sold outs! Without exaggeration. Even when some of our friends asked for a ticket just before the concert, we had to reject - there wasn’t a single ticket available. ”
So, what so special was about Evgeny`s Khmara concert? At the beginning of each concert, the audience immersed into a real forest: birds were singing, a soft green light was pouring through the hall, and the magic musical instrument “Hang” sang on the stage.
The concert “In the language of a modern composer” is another life story of Evgeny Khmara. For the first time, musical compositions from the new 5th album sounded. Among them was the one that the musician wrote with his two-year-old son Nikolai. “He just sat in my arms while I played a tune on the piano. And suddenly the baby started fingering the keys. I listened, picked up, and so our common musical composition was born. I even kept in it those fake notes sounded during the chaotic fingering” the composer admits. The final culmination of the concert was the appearance of little Nikolai on the stage and his singing with his parents.
Also for the first time on the same stage with Evgeny came his wife under the new stage name ODARA. Many people know her thanks to the X Factor project.
The audience was delighted with Daria` singing. ODARA in her own way reminded a real forest nymph: barefoot and in an authentic outfit, she sang deep songs that touched everybody`s soul. Many people cried. The singer admits that after the concert she had to create an ODARA YouTube channel very urgently in order to upload the first single, “Living Water”, as there were a lot of requests for where to find her songs on the Internet.
“I always wanted to write songs, and no matter how I tried to do this, nothing worked. And then one day I was walking with my little son, who was then still a few months old, and the words came by themselves. I right there in the park sang them to the recorder. The second composition appeared when I watched my daughter - then she was several months old. So, having become a mother, a gift appeared that I always dreamed about” says Daria.
The Black Tie string quartet, rock band, accordion, hang, saxophone and even a DJ console also appeared on the stage! In such a way Evgeny Khmara continues to popularize instrumental music and help other talented musicians show themselves.
The continuation of the tour will take place in 2020. The first to hear the famous composer will be Kremenchug - February 25, Poltava - February 26, Sumy - February 27 and Lviv - March 8.