R.A.C.H.
Real Artistic
Charity House
1917
2023

R.A.C.H.

Real Artistic Charity House

is a social initiative aimed at assisting expatriate musicians in the UK while also exploring the contemporary music scene through the compositions of modern artists.

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THE
STORY
In 2023, we commemorate two significant anniversaries: the 150th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff's birth and the 85th anniversary of his passing. Rachmaninoff's life was marked by a series of challenges, including exile from his homeland, the hardships of adapting to a new culture, and the creative struggles that ensued.

The composer's profound connection to his native Russia was so enduring that, despite spending over a quarter of a century abroad, Rachmaninoff composed only six musical pieces during this period.
The events unfolding in Russia since February 2022 have compelled a significant number of individuals, reminiscent of a century ago, to depart their homeland in pursuit of a new beginning. These profound and unsettling occurrences, drawing parallels with the wave of migration that Sergei Rachmaninoff himself experienced, inspired composer Teodor Doré to craft variations on Rachmaninoff's compositions.
Teodor Doré recognizing the shared characteristics between the post-revolutionary migrations and multiple waves of contemporary emigration from Russia, drew inspiration from written materials that encapsulate the sentiments and emotions linked to the current exodus.


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OUR
TIMES
In the past year, due to the prevailing circumstances, tens of thousands of musicians from different conflict-affected regions have been compelled to leave their homelands and seek new beginnings elsewhere. The Rachmaninoff Variations project pays homage to these immigrant musicians now residing in the UK. Its purpose is to assist in their integration into London's vibrant cultural scene while supporting their adaptation and creative pursuits in this new environment.

It's worth noting that Rachmaninoff himself was a dedicated philanthropist who extended his support to refugees from diverse backgrounds and social strata. This profound commitment to humanitarian causes is the reason why the project proudly bears his name.

The album "Rachmaninoff Variations" establishes meaningful connections by juxtaposing Rachmaninoff’s diaries and telegram messages with the social media posts of contemporary immigrants, thus creating a narrative that transcends time and resonates with the shared experiences of these individuals.
All donations received will be dedicated to supporting migrant artists who require assistance in their new surroundings. This includes covering musicians' fees and establishing scholarships aimed at providing financial support to immigrant artists.
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AIMS
We aim to raise funds for the mixing and mastering of the album, which is scheduled to be recorded at the prestigious Abbey Road Studios. Additionally, we will allocate resources to conduct an advertising campaign to ensure the project's success.

We are embarking on an exciting endeavor involving a symphony concert. To make this event a reality, we aim to secure funds for renting a suitable venue, conducting rehearsals, compensating the Voice for Ukraine orchestra for their participation, and promoting the concert extensively.


We are embarking on a cinematic journey to delve into the intricate history of migration, with a special focus on artists. Our goal is to gain profound insights into the psychological adaptation process that unfolds when artists find themselves in new, unfamiliar environments.

Our documentary project involves conducting insightful interviews with migrant artists, allowing them to share their emotions, perspectives, and personal experiences regarding their journey and adaptation. The central theme we aim to explore is the creative process during times of crisis when individuals lose their homeland and embark on the challenging task of rebuilding their lives within a new cultural context.



Through these interviews, we seek to unravel the unique dynamics that shape the artistic expression of individuals confronted with such profound life changes. Our documentary aims to shed light on the resilience, creativity, and transformative power that can emerge from the intersection of art and the migrant experience.


We are committed to creating a scholarship fund that will offer annual stipends to immigrant musicians, thereby fostering their growth and development within the cultural landscape.


GALLERY
UPCOMING EVENTS
Recording of the album "Rachmaninoff Variations"
Abbey Road Studios
18.10
10:00-17:00
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3 Abbey Rd., London NW8 9AY
Presentation of "Rachmaninoff Variations"
National Liberal Cub
28.11
12:00-16:00
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1 Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2HE
Symphonic concert. Works by contemporary immigrant composers
TBA
May
19:00-21:00
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Place
TBA
PARTNERS
MEET THE TEAM
Teodor Doré
Composer and pianist from Crimea, holder of Global Talent visa UK, a graduate of the legendary Liceu Conservatory (Barcelona). Five published albums, 150 concerts on four continents.
Victoria Pakhomova
Producer

Victor Lander
Award-winning creative producer and storyteller, a graduate of the Royal College of Art.
Alexandra Kenenova
Russian mezzo-soprano who graduated from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow and Wales International Academy in Cardiff.
Gabriella Swallow
Virtuoso cellist, graduate of the Royal College of Music, performed at BBC Proms debut with Guy Johnston and had extended tours with Hiromi Uehara.
Roman Lytwyniw

Ukrainian/British violinist. He has performed at most major concert halls in the U.K. including the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, and Buckingham Palace.

Nikolay Mulakov
Russian actor and performer based in London. Created a solo performance "Vanya is Alive" and presented it at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh this year. Holder of Global Talent visa UK.
Nastya Velikorodnaya

Actress who worked in leading theaters in Russia, such as Moscow Art Theater and Meyerhold Theater. Holder of Global Talent visa UK.

Contact
rachmaninoffvariations@gmail.com