The internationally acclaimed pianist Margaret Fingerhut has collaborated with Viktoriia Levchenko, a young filmmaker from Ukraine, to create a short, powerful video called ‘Ukraine will rise again!’
It is set to a stirring piano piece by the Ukrainian composer Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877-1952). Bortkiewicz wrote Les Rochers d’Outche-Coche in 1908 after he was inspired by the mountain scenery in Crimea. The music conjures up the awe and beauty of the landscape, and Viktoriia has matched it with a series of extraordinary images, including powerful footage of the devastation caused by the war. The result is a moving and uplifting video.
Margaret’s grandfather was born in Odesa and she has always felt a proud connection with the country. Her career has taken her all over the world and her numerous recordings have received much critical acclaim and won many accolades.
In 2019 Margaret undertook a major recital tour, devising and performing a special programme of words and music called Far from the Home I Love across the UK to raise money for refugees and asylum seekers. She was presented with a ‘Champion of Sanctuary’ award by City of Sanctuary UK in recognition of her humanitarian work.
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Margaret is using the video to raise funds for British-Ukrainian Aid, a charity which sends over vital supplies such as ambulances, first aid kits and portable generators. It also provides assistance to the victims of the war: to orphanages, schools, the elderly and internally displaced people.
Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/Margaret-Fingerhut
(Source: press release)