Hersi Matmuja, who represented Albania at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, will be performing at a memorial concert in mid-October.
Music students from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia will perform at the concert which is taking place in remembrance of the people who tragically lost their lives in Auschwitz during the Second World War. At the memorial concert, the musicians will perform a number of significant compositions by Ilse Weber, the poet and writer who lost her life at Auschwitz.
During the concert, Hersi Matmuja along with the musicians of the Cecilia Chamber Group will sing some of Ilse’s masterpieces including compositions such as Auschwitz lied, Wiegala and Emigrantenlied, all of which are considered as “some of the most significant testimonials of the holocaust”. As well as many students, the Mayor of Rome will also be attending the remembrance event which is taking place from the 19 to the 21 October.
Hersi was selected to represent Albania at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with her entry One night’s anger. Participating in the first semi-final, Hersi finished in 15th position with a total of 22 points, therefore failing to qualify to the grand final.