The Austrian embassy in Kuwait, in collaboration with Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, organized a concert titled ‘An Evening of Variety’ at the Yarmouk Cultural Center on 13 March. The two European artistes, Vera Karner, who played the clarinet, and Maciej Skarbek, who performed on the piano, gave renditions of classical music pieces from well-known musicians.
Among the highlights of the concert were renditions from compositions by Wolfgang A. Mozart, Maurice Ravel, Jean Francaix and Johannes Brahms. Vera Karner, a young clarinetist and chamber musician from Austria, has performed as a soloist with a number of ensembles, including the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Varna State Opera and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Stara Zagora State Opera.
She has won several prizes at national and international music competitions, as well as received awards and grants. Maciej Skarbek, born in Poland, studied at the University fur Music und darstellende Kundt Vienna, and is currently doing his master’s degree in Vienna. He has also received many international awards and prizes.