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Lots of Applause for Elena Misirkova in Brussels

Elena Misirkova’s concert was the highlight and cultural contribution of the republics of Macedonia and Austria at the GALILEO Application Days (GAD) in Brussels at the beginning of March.

In Austria on March 4, the concert pianist and cultural ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia presented 700 enthusiastic concertgoers an exciting as well as captivating Galileo concert in the Charlemagne Conference Center at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

This concert was the second by Elena Misirkova in the Galileo concert series and presented the artistic center’s events at GAD. These events are presented by the European Commission, organized by the GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA) and the Application Center for Satellite Navigation in Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany), supported by the European Space Agency (ESA) as well as the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Brussels.

850 international scientists listened to Elena Misirkova’s playing.

850 international scientists listened to Elena Misirkova’s playing.

Projection of Elena Misirkova’s concert onto a video wall - with the EU Charlesmagne Conference Center in Brussels in the background

Projection of Elena Misirkova’s concert onto a video wall - with the EU Charlesmagne Conference Center in Brussels in the background

The festive speech about Elena Misirkova’s concert was given by the GSA’s chief press officer, Donna Reay, and the marketing director of the Oberpfaffenhofen Application Center, Ulrike Daniels, who organized this unique event to great success, with 850 international scientists and leaders from all different disciplines.

Elena Misirkova thrilled the audience on a Bösendorfer 280 concert grand with works by Macedonian composer Vlastimir Nikolovski, Frédéric Chopin (Chopin year) and Austrian composer Werner Pirchner. The first person to congratulate Misirkova on her success was the general director of the GSA, who gave her a bouquet of flowers, and many important representatives of European institutions congratulated her as well.

Further Galileo concerts planned

Additional Galileo concerts with Elena Misirkova are being planning by the GSA presenters - in Brussels and Paris in particular. Likewise, Galileo concert will be presented in Germany (Oberpfaffenhofen, Duisburg, Bremen), Austria (Graz,Salzburg), and, this September, one in Skopje.


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(Photo credits: © Dippelhofer 2010 Application Center)