16 November 2016
Complex presentation of Slovakia: So klingt die Slowakei (Sounds of Slovakia)
The 7th presentation of the country holding the Presidency will be held at the historic building of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin at the invitation of the Federal Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schäuble. The first part will consist of an interview with the finance ministers of Slovakia and Germany, the second part will feature performances by significant Slovak artists. The performers include: CreDance (pictured), an international troupe of professional dancers and performers, Michaľ Paľko, a musician who will give a demonstration of how to play the Slovak overtone flute “fujara”, Cellomania, a well-known cello quartet, Katarzia alias Katarina Kubošiová, an award-winning young musician and composer, Ľudmila Štefániková, a successful young jazz vibraphonist, vocalist and composer, Edita Gruberová, an opera diva and soprano, and Peter Valentovič, a well-known pianist and conductor. The remarkable female painters Saša Makarová and Xénia Bergerová will create works which will remain the property of the Federal Ministry during the event. Each of them will open a solo exhibition. The event will be hosted by Adela Banášová.