Ukraine is a country of beauty. Its beauty is manifested in everything: charming nature, glorious traditions, ancient monuments, wonderful people. The soul of the Ukrainian people is its music: unique, beautiful, melodious and catchy. Ukraine gave the world many splendid melodies. It is enough to recall our “Shchedryk”, which is sang worldwide as Christmas song “Carol of the Bells”.
It’s enough to come over my native homeland once in order to fall in love with it for a lifetime!
Herman Makarenko is the conductor and artistic director of the Taras Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine, and also the chief conductor of the “Kyiv-Classic” orchestra, People’s Artist of Ukraine, doctor, professor, ambassador of Ukrainian culture.