Pianists from eleven countries on six continents deliver a unusual, yet stirring message of peace through sharing music.
A musical initiative featuring the world’s first 22-hands piano piece – which was organized by the Israeli Mission to the United Nations — has social media viewers tapping along to a tune based on Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.
“United Pianos,” released online on December 12, features pianists from Israel, Turkey, the United States, Vietnam, Bahamas, Germany, India, Australia, Russia, South Africa and Poland. The pianists – stretched across six continents — seemingly play together to convey a message of peace and inclusion. There’s also a drummer in the mix for comic relief.
“Music is a global language; it has the power to unite us together, by bridging cultural and political gaps,” said Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon to mark the release of the video.