Interview with journalist Alice Năstase Buciuta
Between the 2nd and 27th of April, the journalist moderates a series of online meetings with Romanian and foreign musicians involved in the project Soul in Colours.
You are the creator of a series of online meetings called The Dialogues of the Soul. How did this idea come into being and what is the aim of the project?
The project Soul in Colours, the full title under which this cultural and charitable project alike has been running for several years, has proposed to realise an online edition this year, the year of isolation, as required by the current restrictions. It is a project of the Association for Music, Art and Culture and it came into being on Mihai Stan's initiative, the founder of the association, who wanted to lead a cause in which he is personally involved - that of helping a child with autism by providing them with many opportunities to access treatment - to turn it into a cause of many children, of many souls in colours, and basically to put the splendor of music in the service of a generous cause. I have been close to this cultural project since its first edition because in the beginning Soul in Colours brought together great musicians in auditoriums and concert halls, and there were events with the public. I am a great lover of classical music, a journalist close to this phenomenon and to the artists in this field. Right after the project release we became media partners, me and the magazine I represent, the Tango - Great Love Magazine. Then, in 2018 I got in touch with the association and I have been proposed to become myself the ambassador of this noble cause, and in 2019 I presented at the Art Museum the concert that had the musicians in the Imago Mundi Ensemble as guests. The Dialogues of the Soul. Alice Năstase Buciuta in dialogue with… is in fact a meeting that both challenges and cheers me up as a person and a journalist. These are interviews that I carry out with the great musicians who participated in the first editions of the project, and interviews about music, culture, but also about generosity and about what it means to be different in a world like ours, which sometimes tends to standardize us somehow. Our interviews always contain beautiful musical recordings. People should open their hearts and make donations for the Help Autism Association, our partner.
Who are the guests of the online meetings?
The guests of the online meetings are some of the musicians who have personally performed during the first editions of the project, since 2014. They are singers, soloists of great value and I will give you some examples, the soprano Rodica Vică, the tenor Ștefan Pop, the great soprano, well-known and loved in our country and abroad, Leontina Văduva, the mezzo soprano Andreea Iftimescu, instrumentalists, virtuosos of their musical fields, such as violinist Remus Azoiței, pianist Mara Dobrescu, pianist Diana Ionescu and his honor, violinist Vlad Maistorovici, violinist Clara Cernat and her husband, pianist and composer Thierry Huillet. There are many artists we can be proud of. There is the great conductor Gabriel Bebeșelea, one of our guests. I believe it will be very interesting to listen to these dialogues and to find out how they spent this pandemic year, because each of them has a life lesson from which we can learn and listen to them talking about valuable things.
Translated by Lica Alexandra,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu