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Invitation to Concert for Ukraine

Posted onPosted on 13th Sep

The Old Meeting House Unitarian Chapel in Mansfield is hosting a lunchtime concert with pianist Helen Martyniuk to help the people of her homeland, Ukraine.

Helen is a Ukrainian pianist and aspiring composer who found her musical calling in England during the Ukrainian war.

Her musical journey is a testament to her resilience and unwavering love for the piano.

Concert for Ukraine, on Saturday, 21st October, at 12noon, is free, but donations are welcome for the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.

Helen’s musical odyssey began at the age of six when her mother introduced her to piano lessons. She fell in love with the instrument and, at the age of 12, during her recovery from scoliosis surgery, the piano became her lifeline.

Although Helen initially pursued a career in piano teaching, her path took a different turn when she moved to England and began working at Sherwood Phoenix, Mansfield, one of the largest piano showrooms in the country.

Today, Helen divides her time between her studies, work, and composing music. She plans to release two albums in the near future, including The Bee’s Album for children and Feelings During The War, which reflects her experiences during difficult times.

At the concert, you can expect to hear Helen’s expressive and melodic compositions.

The event will also feature Anastasiia Kotsyuba, a Ukrainian pianist and professional tennis player.