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Concert for Ukraine
Sat 17 December

If you don’t as yet have anything planned for Saturday, we are all on course for quite a night.

The programme is just in from Ivan Hovorun. If you have never knowingly heard any Ukrainian music before, this promises to be quite the education. For this alone we feel it will be worth venturing out in the cold – the heating is going on tomorrow – but there is much else besides. For more detail visit

If you can’t make it, but would like to join us digitally, the concert will be live streamed from our Facebook page –


God Save the Queen – Horowitz
Burlesque – Skoryk
Melody – Skoryk
Funerailles S.173 – Franz Liszt
Adagio del Concierto de Aranjuez – Rodrigo
Carmen Variations – Horowitz
Ukrainian Anthem – Skoryk



Ivan Hovorun – Pianist

Ivan Hovorun is forging a reputation as one of the most acutely perceptive and insightfully intelligent musicians of our time. Born in Ukraine, Ivan’s  piano studies began with his mother, herself a talented professional musician, at the age of five and at the age of six went on to study at the Krushelnytska Music High School. Ivan first performed for the public of his native city at the age of nine. He was only eleven when he first performed with a full orchestra, since when he has been invited to perform annually with the Lviv Symphony Orchestra. Ivan chose to pursue his higher musical studies in England, having been awarded a scholarship in 2004 to study at the Royal Northern College of Music, from which he graduated with a Master of Music degree in 2011. Participating in masterclasses led by Howard Shelley, Barry Douglas, Stephen Hough, Charles Rosen, Peter Donohoe, Imogen Cooper, Stephen Kovacevich, Vovka Ashkenazy, Jean Efflam Bavouzet, Francois-Joel Thiollier, Boris Petrushansky, Eliso Virsaladze, Dmitry Bashkirov and Arie Vardi. Ivan has also studied with Graham Scott, Nelson Goerner, Alexander Melnikov and Michel Beroff. Ivan has performed with major Eastern and Western European orchestras as diverse as the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine and the Manchester Camerata, Collegium Musicum. His extensive list of artistic collaborations has seen him work with Kenneth Woods, John Traill, Andre de Ridder, Clarc Rudell, Gordan Nikolitch. In past seasons Ivan’s festival and orchestral appearances have included Scarlatti, Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Chopin and Rachmaninov Festivals at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the International Rachmaninov Conference in the same city, and the James Macmillan Festival, Alexander Goehr Festival and Judith Weir Festival  at the Wigmore Hall in London and at the RNCM and the Buckingham Summer Festival. Ivan’s solo recitals encompassing a diverse collection of venues including Italy’s Saluzzo, Sermoneta, Imola and Ragusa Ibla, Sicily; London’s St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly, St Lawrence Jewry, One Moorgate Place, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and Chetham’s School of Music, and a wealth of English cathedrals including Lincoln, Blackburn, Chichester, Ripon, Chichester and Southwell Minster.  Ivan is the winner of numerous competition prizes and scholarships, including the Ragusa Ibla International Piano Competition (Italy), the Farbotony National Piano Competition (Ukraine), the Premio Speciale Accademia di Imola (Italy), the Intercollegiate Sheepdrove Piano Competition, the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship, the Myra Hess Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Hattori Foundation Award, the Grant from the Solti Foundation, the Yamaha UK Scholarship, and the John Halsall Scholarship. Mr Hovorun’s recordings include Lvov TV Young Musician (Ukraine, 1994), the Radio Live Farbotony Competition (2001), Chandos Chan 10455 RNCMWO/Rundell: Liszt Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies at BBC Studio 7, Manchester (2007), and a MIFCO promotional CD/DVD Recording Duet (2011), Stoller Hall (2017), Halle St Peters (2020, 2021).

Ticket Pricing & Booking Information

Tickets £20, Students & Children (Under 16), & Ukrainians & Hosts* £10

Doors Open 6pm

Performance Starts 7pm

Interval 30 minutes

Dress Code Casual

*Book through Box Office Only

Drink Arrangements – Since May, the bar has been under new management, and all drink consumed inside the premises must be purchased from the bar. These may be ordered in advance.



N.B. Table and catering booking facilities close a week before the performance date. Pre-order drinks facilities close at 4pm the day before a performance.

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