20 May 2024

EducArtEvent is proud to present a neoclassical piano concert featuring Yaroslav Oliinyk, a versatile contemporary composer and virtuoso pianist from Ukraine.

As you immerse yourself in the mesmerising sounds of neoclassical piano, you will be encouraged to slow down, connect with your inner self, reflect, and appreciate the beauty and opportunities that surround us in the present.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this enchanting musical journey with Yaroslav!

Sunday 14 July 2024, 7:00 pm

St Mary’s Church
93 High St, Berkhamsted, HP4 3QN

Yaroslav Oliinyk was born in Kiev, Ukraine; since 2023, he has been living in the UK. He has a diverse musical taste, outstanding talent and technical skill as a virtuoso pianist.

Yaroslav’s music transcends traditional genre boundaries, offering a refreshing and authentic experience for its listeners. His performances are full of energy, passion and spirit, and include interpretations of popular music pieces and his own compositions. Since his graduation from the P.I. Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, Yaroslav has consistently given solo concerts across Ukraine and internationally. He is the winner of music prizes in prestigious piano competitions held in Ukraine, France, Czech Republic, Spain, and Italy.

Yaroslav has released three albums of original music, all receiving high critical acclaim.


Yaroslav will be joined by Alex Smirnov, a Ukrainian saxophonist and flutist, who for over three decades has consistently delivered performances both within Ukraine and internationally, including France, Austria, Germany, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, UK, USA, etc.

Alex has collaborated with Didier Marouani & SPACE, David Ambrose, Sting, Andrea Bocelli, Jon Cleary, Michael Walden, Joe Lovano, Jon Barker, Anyanya Udongwo, Nina Matvienko, and other internationally renowned artists. 


1 May 2024

Come and join us for a delightful afternoon of music with the acoustic duo, The Royal Rhapsody, featuring popular covers and original pieces of music from innovative composer and pianist Yaroslav Oliinyk, performed alongside multi-instrumentalist Alex Smirnov.

This event forms part of a series of music concerts celebrating the power of music to connect people from various cultures and backgrounds and promote peacebuilding.


Saturday 11 May 2024, 3:00 pm


Parish Rooms, St Mary’s Northchurch

93 High St, Berkhamsted, HP4 3QN


This event is supported by Northchurch Parish Council and Berkhamsted Town Council

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4 February 2024

Come and join us for a fun-filled evening of creativity at the Open Door: Community Café and Arts Space, Berkhamsted on 15 February 2024 at 5:15 pm.

This event is designed for Ukrainian children of all ages, so bring the whole family along!

Get creative with a variety of materials, tools and techniques and take your creations home with you!

Contact us on for more information.


22 December 2023

Join us for an inspiring afternoon of music and hope at the CONCERT FOR A BETTER FUTURE! With incredible performers from Ukraine and the UK, this event demonstrates how music can overcome borders and bring people together. Featuring music by Ukrainian and the world's greatest composers, the concert promises to be an unforgettable experience.


Nadia Postolatii (soprano) | Vladyslav Demianov (bassoon) | Jack Mouradian (oboe) | Tom Carter (piano)


Saturday 20 January 2024, 3:00 pm


St Mary’s Northchurch

93 High St, Berkhamsted, HP4 3QN

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12 November 2023

Lest we forget

Oleksandra M., a young artist from Ukraine, presents her artwork on Remembrance Sunday at St. Mary's Church, Northchurch.

Here is how she describes her work:

"In the centre of my painting, there is a lady who represents Ukraine.

There is a rainbow in the background as a symbol of hope, promising better times to come.

Red poppies are the symbol of remembrance and a reminder of costs of war.

A blue and yellow poppy represents soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in the Russia-Ukraine war".


Click here to watch the clip.


16 October 2023

Volodymyr Runchak, a true Performer’s Composer

Written by Vladyslav Demianov and published in Double Reed News, ed.136, the article tells about a contemporary Ukrainian composer Volodymyr Runchak and his works for the bassoon.


Vladyslav, who originally comes from Ukraine, is now based in Hertfordshire. He is finishing his postgraduate MMus course this year.


VD: ‘As a bassoonist, I must say that Volodymyr Runchak is a true performer’s composer who uses extended compositional, instrumental and stage techniques, demanding deep involvement by the performer in the execution of the music in a manner that is distinct from the conventional music paradigm’.