Fri, 24 Feb|
MUSE UKRAINE: Indomitable Spirit - book your tickets via Eventbrite bit.ly/muse-ukraine
Charitable Concert to celebrate the richness of the Ukrainian musical tradition featuring Ukrainian-born violinist Myroslava Khomik and Finnish pianist Julia Wallin.
Time & Location
24 Feb 2023, 19:30 – 21:00
London, 50 Philbeach Gdns, London SW5 9EB, UK
About the event
On the first anniversary of Ukraine's full-scale invasion, we invite you to celebrate the richness of the Ukrainian cultural tradition. Two outstanding musicians - Ukrainian-born violinist Myroslava Khomik and Finnish pianist Julia Wallin - will take you on an artistic journey through Ukraine.
This special programme is about letting the audience discover Ukraine's talents and treasures and take a cultural and musical walk through the country which is now fighting for its freedom.
Music programme will feature compositions by the gewels of the Ukrainian musical tradiion including Berezovskyi, Lysenko, Bortkevych, Kosenko, Yakymenko, Barvinskyi, and Skoryk.
All proceeds of the concert will be donated to British-Ukrainian Aid to support relief and rescue operations in Ukraine.
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ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
Ukranian-born violinist MYROSLAVA KHOMIK brings her music making not only to the most prestigious concert halls and festivals around the world, but also loves curating and collaborating in multimedia projects. Known for her musical depth and sensitive approach, Ms. Khomik is passionate about innovative programming, mixing different art forms and looking for the profundity of message in creative expression.
Based in Los Angeles, Myroslava is an avid promoter of contemporary composers, educaional outreach, and regularly participates in premieres of new works. After her last tour in South America in 2018 promoting an all-Ukrainian composers program, Ms. Khomik was awarded a New Artist of the year award in Argentina, and was featured on various TV and radio broadcasts.
A winner of solo and chamber music competitions (including the Remember Enescu in Romania and the New Names of Ukraine) and multiple education grants and fellowships, Ms. Khomik’s most recent highlights focus on three new commissions for solo violin and an upcoming release of her debut albums featuring Ukrainian composers; performances with the Orchestra del Teatro Goldoni di Livorno (Benevento, Italy) and Mozart Classical Orchestra (Laguna Beach, USA), a guest appearance as a featured soloist at the opening the 33rd International Music Festival of Para in Brazil; curated solo recitals in live international broadcasts presented by the Lviv Philharmonic (Ukraine), Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Broadway World (USA) in 2020-2021; performances with Orquestra Sinfonica do Theatro da Paz (Belem, Brazil), Kyiv Kamerata (Ukraine), Orquesta de Camara del Congreso de la Nacion (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Orquesta Filarmónica del Desierto Coahuilla (Mexico), Orquestra Sinfonica EAFIT (Medellin, Colombia), Orquesta Filarmónica de Zacatecas (Mexico), Sinfonica Orquestra de Barra Mansa (Brazil), Orquestra de la Societat de Concerts de Barcelona (Spain), as well as master class residencies in Brazil and Argentina with music programs for underprivileged children.
A devoted chamber music advocate, Ms. Khomik had the privilege of collaborating and performing alongside many distinguished artists, such as the Borromeo, Jerusalem, Ysaye and Tokyo String Quartets, Midori Goto, Oleh Krysa, Carol Wincec, Fred Sherry, Ronald Leonard, Robert Davidovici, Michelle Zukovsky, Antonio Lysy, Guillaume Sutre, Movses Pogossian, among others. She frequently appears in chamber music series in Los Angeles (LACMA Sundays Live, Broad Stage Series, Redcat Series), and is an active recitalist in New York and Europe.
As an educator, Ms. Khomik is driven by the belief in the importance of music in our society and its perpetuating role of bringing depth to the education of young generations. After completing her Doctorate in Musical Arts degree, she has taught at several universities including UCLA, Biola University and Fullerton College, given master classes and guest lectures throughout the US, Mexico, and in Malaysia, and is an artist in residence at La Sierra University.
Passionate for entrepreneurial approach to classical music and innovative arts education, together with her international music colleagues during the pandemic she co-founded one of the largest online music festivals to date, Nextus Festival- a unique project organized by musicians from around the globe, and launched in 2021.
As a performer and an avid researcher of the forgotten musical gems, Ms. Khomik has been dedicating much of her concert activities throughout the years to promoting Ukrainian culture through music and artistic presentations, raising much needed awareness for her homeland’s turbulent history and rich cultural heritage. Over the past year, after initiating the series of concerts in Los Angeles LArtists 4 Ukraine for local fundraising efforts with the artistic community, and co-founding the global musician’s initiative Help Musicians Ukraine, over the summer Ms. Khomik completed a recital tour in Europe and the UK presenting curated recitals in her series “Muse Ukraine: A Journey Through Time”- to help raise awareness of Ukrainian composers, culture, and to raise funds for humanitarian aid.
JULIA WALLIN, award winning UK based Finnish pianist, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across Europe, Asia, Scandinavia, US and UK and won prizes in several competitions such as Royal Academy of Music’s prestigious Wilfrid Parry competition and Poleeni Lied Piano Competition.
Wallin has performed as a concerto soloist with Gramophone awarded Sinfonia Lahti, Slaithwaite Philharmonic, Sigyn Sinfonietta etc. to great critical acclaim.In Autumn 2017 Wallin performed at Kensington Palace to HRH Duchess of Cambridge and in January 2019 she played her solo debut in London’s iconic St-Martin- in- the- Fields, where she was invited to back to perform in March 2020. Her festival performances include Joroinen Music Festival, Brighton Fringe and Aboa Nova to name but few.Julia Wallin has recorded her debut album together with eight time Grammy winner producer, Andreas Neubronner.
Whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music, Julia was given the rare opportunity Whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music, Julia was given the rare opportunity to study both as a soloist and a chamber musician. She was taught by Professors Tatyana Sarkissova, as well as Andrew West. She has further continued her studies with distinguished Professor Emeritus Christopher Elton (Royal Academy of Music) and Professor Matti Raekallio (Juilliard
Wallin has also taught piano at Kings College, University of London. Her students have obtained places to world’s leading conservatories such as Royal Academy of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatory (on a scholarship), Eastman and Lawrence Conservatories. She has also given masterclasses at Cambridge University. Julia would like to acknowledge Finland’s Cultural Foundation for generously awarding a scholarship for her studies at the Royal Academy of Music.
We look forward to seeing you at the Concert!
British-Ukrainian Aid supports people suffering from the war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, including the injured and wounded, orphaned children, the elderly, internally displaced persons, refugees and families who have lost their main earners.
British-Ukrainian Aid is a Charity Registered in England and Wales 1164472
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