Davide Martello uses the power of music to bring unity at a time of despair.
Davide Martello is a pianist on a mission to spread good will and solidarity through his musical talents. His desire to use music as a medium to bring solace and unity to those in hardship has seen him travel to some of the most conflict-ridden places, including Afghanistan and Istanbul.
Now, with the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Martello has taken his customized piano on a 15-hour trip to reach the Polish border, stating “I just want to welcome the refugees” — a welcome gesture for the displaced Ukrainians as they enter a new country full of fear and anxiety for themselves, their loved ones, and their homeland, as shared by CNN.
The 27-year-old drove with his piano to play at the Medyka border crossing. His choice of song was “Forever Young” by Alphaville, with the hope that the song’s message would reach Vladimir Putin and open his eyes as to the consequences of this war.