Event Details


Gala Evening of Poetry and Music with Bill Nighy, Tom Burke, Sergei Krylov, Sandra Lied Haga, Oleg Kogan

At Razumovsky Academy, 56 College Road NW10 5ET

Wednesday 26 April 2023, 7pm


The legendary Oscar nominated British actor Bill Nighy is returning to the Razumovsky Academy, graciously lending his support to the Razumovsky Trust’s Help Ukrainian Refugees Appeal. Together, we hope to raise further funds to enable us to continue helping the many displaced people, especially musicians, who have been forced to flee their homes due to the ongoing war. 

Bill Nighy has invited his fellow actor Tom Burke, who starred together in the Oscar nominated film “Living”, to join him for this concert on the anniversary of our last year’s memorable charity evening. We are grateful to Bill for his most generous help and for launching our campaign. 

Programme:  Poetry Readings and Music

Sergei Rachmaninov – Vocalise Op.34

Tchaikovsky – Romance Op.6  “None but the Lonely Heart” 

Paganini / Kreisler – La Campanella 

Sibelius – Romance Op.78 No.2

Rita Strohl – Solitude

Tchaikovsky – Nocturne

Pablo de Sarasate – Introduction and Tarantella Op.43

Pablo de Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20

Bill Nighy actor, Tom Burke actor, Sergei Krylov violin, Oleg Kogan cello, Sandra Lied Haga cello, Beatrice Magnani piano, Korney Sheldunov violin

6.45pm Champagne Reception

7.30pm Charity Concert

8.45pm Reception (wine and buffet)


£125 p/p  “Supporter” (suggested donation) to include concert and both receptions.

£1,000 p/p  “Patron” (suggested donation) to include a post-concert dinner in the company of Bill Nighy. RSVP asap, the seated dinner numbers are very limited.

Booking:  Please email [email protected] requesting the Trust’s bank details and Gift Aid Form.

Priority booking for Patrons and Friends of the Razumovsky Trust and their guests.

If you are unable to join us for the evening, please consider supporting our work by donating to the Razumovsky Trust’s Help Ukrainian Refugees Appeal.

Should you wish to join Friends of the Razumovsky Trust (Registered Charity Number 1111848), please email us, requesting the application form.

For further details please contact [email protected]

City of Kharkiv before the war

“Since 24th February 2022 we have been witnessing a devastating brutal war against Ukraine and its people. Barbaric bombardments have destroyed many wonderful cities including large parts of Kharkiv – the peaceful, cultured, wonderful city where I was born, went to school and received my musical education.

Since the war begun, we have staged a number of fundraising events, and donated the proceeds from our concerts at the Razumovsky Academy to musicians remaining in the war zone in Kharkiv and those who have been forced to flee their homes.

I am very grateful to the many generous supporters, and to my fellow musicians who are contributing their performances, and to the Patrons and Friends of The Razumovsky Trust for their generosity. When the war is over we will help restore the rich musical life of Kharkiv. There will be so much to do. I hope you will join us and support a cause which is so close to my heart.”
Sincerely, Oleg Kogan Razumovsky Academy