Vive la France

Lyudkevych Concert Hall

28.07.2023 / 19:00

Lyudkevych Concert Hall



Jean-Marie Leroy is already quite well known in Ukraine. This is thanks to the constant presence of his wife Vivienne, a Filipina who is fanatically in love with Ukrainian embroidery. She has embroidered many shirts for her husband, and he wears them at his concerts. Vivienne uses her embroidery to decorate a wide variety of promotional products that are constantly present during Jean-Marie’s concerts.


  • Jean-Marie Leroy, organ (France)
  • Hristina Benyuk, piano
  • Olga Kuts, sand animation


  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Antonio Vivaldi. Concert in A-moll
  • Cesar Frank. Prelude, Fugue and Variation for organ and piano
  • Dmytro Bortnyanskyi. Sonata in C major transcription for organ
  • Khadija Zeynalova. “De’ ja’ Ve’ cu'” for organ and piano
  • Johann Christian Bach. Sonata for organ and piano in G major, first movement
  • Alexander Gilman. Pastoral for organ and piano op. 26
  • Jean Langle. Gothic sketches #2 and #3

The moderator of the event is Maria Sydorak


“Unity in diversity” 

Lviv is a city that combines a variety of European features, adoring its homeland. Despite the criminal actions of the enemy and thanks to the protection of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the city continues its artistic life. This year, for the eighth time, the Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic is hosting the VIII International Summertime Festival “Pizzicato e Cantabile”. Its founder and director has always been the renowned Ukrainian organist Olena Matseliukh.

The name of the festival “Pizzicato e Cantabile” refers to two opposite techniques of playing musical instruments – sharp plucking of strings and smooth melody. Every musician knows these words because it is through their combination that beautiful music is born.

This year’s Pizzicato e Cantabile festival also aims to unite, and the best slogan for this is “Unity in Diversity” – the slogan of the European Union. Because the ability to unite people for a common goal has now become the most important function of culture.

Therefore, at the festival, Ukrainian music will not be disconnected from European music, it will be performed not only by Ukrainian musicians, but also by our friends who have come to support Ukraine, and the hall will be filled with the sound of the world’s most famous sampled organ of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral.

All of this, as well as many surprises, are combined in nine concerts of the Pizzicato e Cantabile festival. See you at the Lviv National Philharmonic.