This year’s Nether Edge Festival will feature Ukrainian virtuoso pianist Daria Golovchenko, who is rebuilding her career after fleeing the war in Ukraine. Golovchenko originally trained at Kharkiv University of Arts after discovering a passion for piano at the age of five. The concert is one among many diverse events that make up the Ninth Nether Edge Festival, running from 16 to 24 September. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Daria Golovchenko at a rehearsal for the event.
Blind Sheffield pianist and charity fundraiser Bill Skipworth has regained his vision after a successful operation. Skipworth, whose sight has progressively deteriorated over 20 years, was left totally blind after a failed operation earlier this year. As a supporter of Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, the pianist has performed many fundraising concerts. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!.
Pianist Bill Skipworth performed a fundraising concert at Sheffield Cathedral to raise money for the Sheffield branch of the Royal Society for the Blind. The performance was particularly poignant as Bill himself has suffered significant sight loss in the last six months. Despite the challenges he was keen to go ahead with the event to raise money for a cause close to his heart. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Bill at the rehearsals.