When: March 8, 2024 7:00 pm
Where: Churchill College

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“A Touch of Spring”- piano recital by Daria Golovchenko

Friday 8 March, 19:00 – 20:30

£10 – £15

We would like to invite you to celebrate International Women’s Day with us at the piano recital by Daria Golovchenko. Daria, a talented Ukrainian pianist, will perform for us a very diverse program that includes music of Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Satie, and many other composers. Let’s together take a journey through musical styles and genres and welcome spring into our lives with timeless music.

Daria Golovchenko

Daria Golovchenko was born and brought up in Kherson, Ukraine. She started the piano at the age of five. While she was still at school, she performed well at concerts and won competitions. By the age of 13, she had won all the awards in city and regional competitions, thus becoming known in musical circles. While she was studying at Kherson Music College, she continued to play in competitions, but at a regional and international level.

After college, Daria improved her skills at Kharkiv National Conservatory. During the same period, she played with the orchestra of the Kharkov Theatre of Musical Comedy. After graduating from the conservatoire, she decided to go abroad to work ‘under contract’.

Since then, Daria has played in five-star hotels in the UAE and South Korea. She has also given  performances to the UN, at diplomatic receptions, events in parliament, business events held by large corporations, such as Samsung, LG and MSC etc…

She was living with her one-year old daughter in her hometown of Kherson when the war started.

While in Britain, Daria has already given several successful concerts and played with various chamber groups. These included a performance at the Eurovision 2023 festival in Halifax and a public concert in Sheffield.

Programme of the recital:

Bach. Prelude & Fugue in B major 

Domenico Scarlatti. Sonata in D minor

Ludwig van Beethoven. Nine Variations on the aria from Paisiello’s La Molinara

Felix Mendelssohn. Song Without Words 

Franz Liszt. Concert Etude Gnomenreigen

Ivan Karabits. Prelude no 22

Usein Bekirov. Waltz for Emilia

Franz Liszt. Rhapsody no10

Erik Satie. Gnoissiene 

Frederic Chopin. Mazurka in A minor

Frederic Chopin. Mazurka in B major

Frederic Chopin. Nocturne in C sharp minor

Frederic Chopin. Etude no 24

Alberto Donastera. Danza De La Moza Donosa 

Ray Charles. Hit the Road Jack

Michael Camilo. Remembrance 

Astor Piazzolla. Libertango (arranged by D. Golovchenko)

WHEN: Friday, 8 March 2024, 19:00
WHERE: Churchill College Chapel, CB3 ODS
FORMAT: in person
TICKETS: CamRuSS Members ticket – £10, Non-Members Ticket – £15.

Please book & pay via Allevents.