March 15, 2021
At Viralgen we support the promotion of musical culture especially when it comes to music and concerts that aim to raise awareness and facilitate access to the most effective gene therapy solutions for children with ultra-rare genetic diseases.
On March 11th, we supported and attended a delightful concert organized by Fundación Columbus and held at Santiago de Compostela’s Cathedral which had this purpose.
During this closed event the audience could listen to pieces by Haydn, Mahler, Bach, and Vivaldi, interpreted by the mezzo-soprano María José Montiel, the countertenor Christian Gil Borrelli and the string quartet made up by Ángel Luis Quintana with "Il Soldato", Ane Matxain –violin soloist–, Virginia González –violin– and Silvina Álvarez –viola–.
In addition, the attendees were able to enjoy the spectacle of the Botafumeiro, flying inside the basilica of Santiago de Compostela, to the rhythm of the tiraboleiros.
This initiative had two overall objectives. On the one hand, to make the foundation's objectives known institutionally and, on the other hand, to connect with entities or people with common interests, while raising awareness of rare diseases and their potential treatments.
Recently, Fundación Columbus and Viralgen launched the Target10 program a revolutionary and ambitious program created to develop up to ten new effective gene therapy treatments for ten rare diseases over the next ten years.
Without a doubt this was a great event with a valuable purpose. We are grateful for the foundation Columbus, for the invite, and organizing such a wonderful event. Thank you for your efforts of raising awareness for patients with rare diseases by connecting people and culture.