On October 10, 2023 a beautiful, filled, atmospheric concert was held under the auspices of the IvAlive Foundation. 

Ukrainian virtuoso pianist and composer Evgeny Khmara, whose music heals souls and awakens belief in miracles, performed for the first time in Switzerland. During the event, the maestro played his best compositions, with which he impressed the foreign audience. The host of the evening was the founder of the Fund - Ivanna.

The guests were especially moved when the IvAlive children's choir performed. Ukrainian children who were forced to flee from the war performed the famous songs: "Red Ruta" and "Cossack Family" to the accompaniment of Evgeny.
Also during the event, a charity auction was held, which featured the works of Ukrainian artists: Alla Roniker, Mykola Kononenko, Mykhailo Deyak, Yuriy Shapoval, Vladyslav Shereshevsky, Andriy Kovtun, and Polish photographer Michal Surdey. About 40,000 francs were raised during the evening.
The collected funds will be directed to the opening of children's talent centers in Switzerland so that Ukrainian children can engage in creativity there: drawing, singing, piano, dancing, etc.
Representatives of Swiss companies, organizations, and charitable associations, as well as Ivanna's colleagues, were invited to the charity gala evening in Lausanne.  Among them were: 
-the co-founder of the IvAlive Foundation Laurent Mer;
-the director of the Innovaud company Patrick Barbie;
-the president of the Connecting Media Association and the founder of the Ukrainian media in Switzerland Destinations.ua Inna Geletiuk;
-the vice-president of Connecting Media and the editor-in-chief of Destinations.ua Nataliya Kontsur;
-representatives of the jewelry brand Bulgari Roberto Marino, Sophie Le Van, Sophie Bloom;
-former member of the Swiss National Council Claude Rue;
-international art business expert and founder of the Warsaw Museum Foundation Dorota Rosler;
-Ukrainian violinist Pavlo Vernikov;
-co-founder of the Gnubiotics Sciences company Richard Laub;
-representatives of Swiss banks EDR bank, Credit Suisse, Valiant Bank, Lombard Odier and other guests.
Partners of the event were Harvest Commodities SA, Connection Media, Destinations.ua, Union Vinicole Cully, Hug Musique Lausanne, Steinway Piano Gallery Lausanne, MCE Avocats.


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December 13, 2023