We are delighted to announce that our next Piano-Yoga® students' concert will take the place on Saturday 17th December  at 7:00pm UK time online. With our students located all over the world - from the UK, France, Germany, Holland, Australia, USA - we shall donate all the proceeds to helping the children of Kharkiv and its regions, who are currently experiencing tremendous hardship.

Our founder, GéNIA, was born and educated in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and, therefore, we feel that whatever education GéNIA passes on to us, is deeply rooted in her Ukrainian heritage.

Not only  has Kharkiv has been under attack on an almost daily basis ever since the start of the war, but a large part of the Kharkiv region has been occupied for some time. Now, many territories have been freed, and their citizens, especially children, need our help.  We, at Piano-Yoga®, would like to help GéNIA's foundation. 

The programme includes works by Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Liszt , Gershwin, and GéNIA. GéNIA will open the evening with a talk about her foundation and the work she has been doing, and will finish the event with an online after-party. You are very welcome to join us not only for the concert, but also for the after-party, where you will be able to meet our students.

By buying a ticket, you will be contributing to a great cause!

If you are in a position to do so, and would like to help further, you are warmly invited to donate  to GéNIA'a campaign (click HERE), where you can also learn more details about the work the charity is doing.

We would appreciate it, if you could donate generously, as ant funds you can send will help the kids from Kharkiv and Kharkiv regions to be taken into rehabilitation, either in a specially designed camp for kids in the Western Ukraine (children 7-12 years), or to the more specialised clinics in Europe.

Your help will be invaluable. Thank you! 

GéNIA & the Piano-Yoga® Team

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Dear Supporters!

We are very much looking forward to seeing you at our Fundraising concert!

As you probably know, I am currently raising funds to be sent to Kharkiv to provide children 7 - 12 years old (from Kharkiv and newly freed territories of the Kharkiv region) with a 10 day rehabilitation camp which will take place between 3 - 13 January 2023, where they will rest, whilst working with psychologists and teachers from Ukrainian State Institutes. The campaign is supported by the Ukrainian Government and Ukrainian Railways. You can read all about my campaign here.

Since my last update, the project has gained more sponsors. It's organised by the Ukrainian charity 'Kharkiv with You’, in collaboration with the Ukrainian Government and Ukrainian Railways. It is co-funded by the USA Government (USAID), Nova Ukraine Charity (USA), as well as my charity 'Support Kharkiv Foundation'. As a result of the new sponsorship, only 15 children out of 175 now require funding for this project.

Can you make a contribution towards proving an opportunity for 15 remaining children to restore their sense of normality through a proper rehabilitation programme, either through purchasing a ticket on this page or making a Government Gift-Aid supported donation via my fundraising campaign? 

I shall be very grateful and so do many families in Kharkiv and its region, especially if you also can spread the word about the concert!

If each of us can contribute to helping just one child to restore his/her sense of 'normality', would it not be make our own lives more meaningful?

And if you are a musician or a piano teacher, or, just someone reading my newsletter who would like to organise an event to support our cause, or contribute in any way, please do get in touch with me!

With love,


Updated on Thu, December 15 2022, 10:40 AM

Dear Supporters,

The main funds from the Piano-Yoga® Student Winter Concert will  go towards the following project:

Currently, we are collecting funds to facilitate a rehabilitation camp for 7 - 12 year olds kids suffering from psychological stress, as many of them come from the newly freed territories.

Not only has Kharkiv has been under attack on an almost daily basis ever since the war started, but a large part of the Kharkiv region has been occupied for some time. Now, many territories have been freed, and their citizens, especially children, need our help. 

This project is created in partnership with the charity 'Kharkiv with You' as well as Ukrainian Railways. 

It is called "For the light, what overcame the darkness” and planned as ten days of rest for children with adventures, fun and activities based on the stratum method. The Plast National Scout Organization of Ukraine’s educators, also teachers of the Ukrainian Catholic University and Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, as well as child psychologists will be working with children.  

The camp is located in the western part of Ukraine, in a picturesque place in Transcarpathia, where inspiring landscapes also have a psychotherapeutic effect. We kindly ask you to help us give as many children as possible the opportunity to rest and receive adequate treatment. 

By buying a ticket, you will be contributing to a great cause!

If each of us can contribute to helping just one child to restore his/her sense of 'normality', would it not be make our own lives more meaningful?

And if you would like to organise your own event to support our cause, or contribute in any other way, please do get in touch with me!

Your help is invaluable! Thank you! 

GéNIA and the 'Support Kharkiv Foundation' Team

Updated on Thu, November 17 2022, 11:26 AM

£525.00 raised by 17 supporters


From the 17th December 2022 at 07:00 PM, until the 17th December 2022 at 09:00 PM.


KHARKIV FOUNDATION from Support Kharkiv Foundation  

'Support Kharkiv Foundation’ has been created by the London - based concert pianist and composer GéNIA, who was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, to support the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv and its citizens, as the city has undergone destruction on a huge scale during the war in Ukraine. It is a micro-trust in aid of ‘GivingWorks’, a charity registered in England and Wales (charity registration no.1078770). 

Whilst many big international charities provide support across the Ukraine, I feel that there is a need for localised help, on a simple, practical level. Since the beginning of the war in the Ukraine (24 February 2022), Kharkiv has come under heavy bombing (as it is positioned to the East of the country where the Russian army is now gathering their forces).

Apart from regular rocket attacks, a number of mines have been scattered on the streets in residential areas, which has made it dangerous to walk outside. Many civilians have been injured (and some, sadly, killed). There has not been a single day without the city being bombarded since the first day of war.

Therefore I have teamed up with a local charity ‘Kharkiv with You’ БФ "Харків з тобою" to help its citizens directly.

Kharkiv is a city which gave birth to, and educated many of the world’s most renowned musicians, artists, scientists, doctors, and other professionals. It was one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine. Kharkiv has contributed vastly to the world, and now it is time for us to give back to it. 


For further information visit the twitter feed

  • Tue, September 13 2022, 5:11 PM : I am so thrilled to announce this special concert for Kharkiv children! British and Ukrainian musicians joined by the legendary British actors Bill Nighy and Chiwetel Ejiofor @iamblanid @AlinaHarpist @TheOtherPalace! https://t.co/wHsob6Lzna #supportkharkiv #supportchildren https://t.co/QvP6yRe2Cj
  • Sat, July 23 2022, 11:20 AM : So grateful to my students for performing tonight for Kharkiv kids! This is a great example of how music can change the world! Dynamic line-up + a little talk from me. All the proceeds are going to help to transport Kharkiv kids. Everybody welcome! https://t.co/BeMRcQRQ6M
  • Fri, July 22 2022, 2:13 PM : https://t.co/YHGQ9w5RjS Dear All, the beautifully produced score of the lovely piano solo composition 'Bella Ciao' by @PaoloCognetti has been released and will suit from beginner to advance pianist! All the proceeds are going to Kharkiv children - you make up your own donation!
  • Tue, July 19 2022, 9:04 AM : Our next Piano-Yoga® Student's concert will take place online this Saturday, 23 July, at 7pm BST in support of Kharkiv children. We are very grateful to them for their support. You are all warmly invited!https://t.co/BeMRcQRQ6M
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