The Menuhin Hall will host concerts on 16th and 30th March, to raise funds for humanitarian organisations providing vital support to the people of Ukraine.

On Wednesday 16th March, the Yehudi Menuhin School’s Ukrainian-born staff pianist Svitlana Kosenko and pupil Vadym Perig will perform music by Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk. The programme will also feature violin sonatas by Brahms and César Franck as well as works by Dvořák, Wieniawski and Maria-Theresia von Paradies. The concert has been organised in collaboration with Maiastra, a local musical charity that provides opportunities to young musicians to perform chamber music. Tickets are free but must be booked online, and there will be a retiring collection for the British Red Cross, a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee.

The Yehudi Menuhin School will also dedicate its Founder’s Day concert on Wednesday 30th March to the people of Ukraine. Svitlana Kosenko, Vadym Perig, and our Ukrainian-born Professor of Piano Dinara Klinton, will perform a varied programme featuring Skoryk, Mozart, Brahms and Rachmaninov, alongside other pupils and staff. We will also welcome special guest, Mary Bevan, to perform Fauré's La bonne chanson, accompanied by our Director of Music Ashley Wass, and a chamber ensemble of students. There will be a retiring collection for the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Svitlana Kosenko was born in Ukraine and studied at Kharkiv University of Arts. An award-winning pianist, she has worked at The Yehudi Menuhin School since 2014. Dinara Klinton started her musical education in her native Kharkiv, and is now an acclaimed performing and recording artist, and a Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music. She joined The Yehudi Menuhin School as Professor of Piano last year. 16-year-old Vadym Perig joined the School from Ukraine in September 2019, where he is studying violin and piano alongside preparing for his A Levels.

Tickets for both concerts can be booked via The Menuhin Hall

16 Mar 2022