Azerbaijan has blacklisted Gianluca Marcianò, conductor of the 24/04 international orchestra and artistic director of the Al Bustan International Festival, press service of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported.
Today Gianluca Marcianò will be present at the premiere of Verdi’s “Requiem in Stepanakert, Nagorno Karabakh. He has been invited by Armenia’s First Lady Rita Sargsyan.
“The project scheduled for September 1 speaks about peace through culture, and I’m glad to be part of that event,” the Maestro told reporters in Armenia before his departure for Artsakh.
“No political issues can hold me back. This is a cultural program that calls to open the borders, to leave in peace. Therefore, no artist will refuse to participate in such an event,” he said.
Gianluca Marcianò has posted photos of his visit to Artsakh on his Facebook page.