Anna Michelle Asimakopolou: Celebrating Europe Day with Stelios Kerasidis

Today we celebrate “Europe Day”.

For European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, Europe is 7-year old Greek pianist, Stelios Kerasidis, who composed the “Isolation Waltz”.
For me, Europe is the future of Stelios, the future of my son Christos, the future of our children.
Enjoy the “Isolation Waltz” by Stelios Kerasidis.

President von der Leyen at the EP Plenary on the EU coordinated action to combat the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences (Brussels, April 16, 2020)

“Have the courage to stand up for Europe. […]
And if you need inspiration, just look at the way the people of Europe are standing together – with empathy, humility and humanity. I pay tribute to all of them.
I pay tribute to […] the seven-year-old Greek pianist who composed an “isolation waltz” to keep people going.”

Gifted and talented, Stelios Kerasidis is a seven-year-old Greek pianist and composer.
Award winning musician, he first performed in public at the age of 3. In 2018 he played Chopin’s Waltz in A Minor at New York’s Carnegie Hall, and last year he appeared at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Inspired by the pandemic, Stelios has composed his third composition, an “Isolation Waltz” written especially “for people who suffer and those who isolate because of Covid-19”.