Our director Mark Lattimer & The Ceasefire Team warmly invite you to our very first fundraising concert, featuring internationally acclaimed Ukrainian concert pianist, Sasha Grynyuk, and the fabulous Morello Quartet!
The concert proceeds will support our work to tackle violations of civil rights and humanitarian law in zones of conflict and empower civilians in Ukraine and the Middle East and North Africa.
The concert theme centres around several composers of significance in relation to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
String Quartet No. 4 – Dmytro Klebanov
‘Dromer’, ‘Unst Boat Song’ and ‘Shine You No More’ – Nordic folk music arr. by The Danish String Quartet
Waltzes, Op. 39 – Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, Rondo-Vivace – arr. by Chopin for piano and string quartet
About the musicians:
Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sasha Grynyuk has been described by legendary Charles Rosen as “an impressive artist with remarkable, unfailing musicality always moving with the most natural, electrifying, and satisfying interpretations”. Winner of over ten International competitions, prizes and awards, Sasha was chosen as a ‘Rising Star’ for BBC Music Magazine and International Piano Magazine, as well as First Prizes in the Grieg International Piano Competition and the BNDES International Piano Competition.
He has performed around the world in many major venues including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus (Germany), Carnegie Hall (New York, US) Teatro Real (Rio de Janeiro) and Salle Cortot (Paris), as well as with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica Brasiliera and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
The Morello Quartet was formed by four good friends and graduates of The Royal Academy of Music in 2019 – Anna Caban (violin), Ana Popescu-Deutsch (violin), Kesari Pundarika (viola), and Anil Umer (cello). Their inaugural concert was part of St. James’ Concert series in Paddington in March the following year. Since then, they’ve performed as part of ‘Enescu and Friends’ concert series at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, at the Shipwright Festival in Deptford, the Artisti con Brio series at the Candid Arts Trust and in many places around the UK. Recent engagements include a cross-sensory concert at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall. The group is passionate about performing varied and diverse programmes combining classical, folk-inspired, and contemporary music.
There will also be a raffle with many fantastic prizes up for grabs, a short talk by a member of our charity, and plenty of wine and nibbles to enjoy for a small donation. Raffle prizes include a Luxury Food Hamper and £50 voucher from The Cheese Geeks.
Tickets available on the door or through our Eventbrite page listed above.
We really hope you’ll be able to join us for this fantastic evening!
Can‘t make the concert but still want to support us? Visit our JustGiving Concert Page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/ceasefirefundraisingconcert