Evenpeppers, Interview with Video
"From classical works to the most famous musicals and pop hits to rock and metal shows - Marta violinist always hits the right note with her violin! Our artist reveals what music means to her and what it was like to play a real Stradivarius of the week in the interview. "
Interview for Galerie Bottega Barone, Berlin
"Art during Corona Times - On Online Offerings, Leisure and the Struggle for Survival".
"I've already checked off 2020," Marta Danilkovich explains. The professional violinist, who makes a full-time living from her performances and concerts, gave her last "analog" concert in March, followed by several virtual performances. She can't live off the income. "I have no other leg to stand on, and I applied for emergency aid from the state of Hessen on April 8. Since then, I haven't heard anything, let alone received the money," the 35-year-old reports. The emergency aid is intended for her two projects: she founded Duo Divites together with her partner ten years ago. As a classical music duo, they have already won numerous competitions. The second project, which has also existed for more than 10 years, is about producing their own music under the motto "classical music meets metal". Both projects are currently inactive. On the one hand, because currently no studio recordings are possible, on the other hand, because the concerts are only possible online. "With the online concerts, we only take in a fraction of the fees that have already been calculated in," Marta explains. "Also, fewer people are interested." Now the violinist is considering applying for basic income support (ALGII). "Actually, I don't want to, but I can't live on my reserves much longer. In addition, the Corona crisis also means that customer acquisition for 2021 is no longer possible." With event venues still closed, many concert hall operators are only cautiously planning for 2021. "I wonder if there will even be any artists left after Corona!"
Alexandra Barone, Berlin 2020
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