Matthew McAllister

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Here are a selection of photographs from my recent trip with flautist Aisling Agnew to the Winter Festival in Sarajevo. Aisling and I gave a concert in the stunning Dom Armije in the centre of Sarajevo, we also conducted masterclasses at the Music Conservatoire and local secondary school.

The feeling of warmth we received from the audience during our concert and the talent and eagerness to learn shown by the students during our classes and workshop was humbling. 

We had a lovely time in the city of Sarajevo, the snow was lying a metre deep in some places but the spring weather had truly begun and the light for photographs was incredible.

This was the 28th edition of the Sarajevo Winter Festival meaning of course that it ran through the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, this is testament to the spirit of the people in Sarajevo and their love of the arts. Performing in this festival was a privilege and an honour for Aisling and myself.