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Our Concept

ASPECT Foundation for Music and Arts was established to introduce and promote a novel concert format – «Music in Context.» We aim to transform a traditionally auditory experience into a fusion of various art forms. Our objective is two-fold – to support and promote the artists, and to enlighten and inspire the audience through an intellectually charged collaboration between musicians and speakers.

Our goal is to create a thought-provoking amalgam of performance, lecture, and discussion; and to present not only a recital, but an inspiring synthesis of music, art history and social culture. Ultimately we strive to forge a connection between the artist, the music and the audience. It's more than a concert…

What We Do For The Artists

We provide a forum and support for those exceptional musicians, who, in addition to possessing superb mastery of their instrument, are devoted to exploring the particular context of the music they perform. We welcome those musicians who have a vision, philosophy and interpretation of their music, which they are eager to share with the audience.

What We Do For The Audience

We provide our audience with a unique opportunity to experience music in the context of a particular theme, through a prism of history, philosophy, literature, and art in all its forms. It's an opportunity to heighten one's perception of music, and to discover new aspects of it.

From The Founder

The impulse to create this foundation came from the musicians I was fortunate enough to encounter – musicians who were not only excellent artists, but true intellectuals. Their profound knowledge of every aspect of the music they perform has significantly deepened my perception of the music itself.

The concept of «Music in Context» seemed perfectly harmonious: the musicians who are willing to share their skills, vision and knowledge are given a forum to do so; the members of the audience, eager to nurture their minds and souls, are given an opportunity to experience music in a particular artistic context and to hear the insights of those intimately familiar with it.

Our concept is continuously evolving. Whether we inquire into the composer's mindset at the time of the music's creation or investigate the mysteries of his creative process; whether we delve into the history of the music and into the spirit of its time or explore the literary, philosophical or historical influences of the music — we always endeavour to set the context for each musical piece. We strive to enable the audience to unveil and decipher the meaning of the music, and to find an individual connection with it.

Join us, and become a part of this unique and exhilarating experience…

Irina Knaster


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25 Park Lane, London, W1K 1RA TEL: 077 990 908 26
ASPECT Foundation for Music and Arts is a registrered UK charity. number 1141918
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