Extra series at the Odessa Classics 2019
Music as the way
Program curator Myroslava Kotorovych
June 04, 17:00
Odessa Art Museum
Poetry performance and J.S.Bach music
Boris Khersonskiy (poetry)
Yevgeniy Kostrytskyy (violin)
Olena Zhukova (harpsichord)
Borys Grygorovych Khersonskyi was born on November 28, 1950, in Chernivtsi.
Ukrainian poet, essayist, publicist, and translator, as well as a clinical psychologist and psychiatrist. Ph.D. of Medical Sciences.
He writes mainly in Russian, in recent years - in Ukrainian also. Borys is the author of more than twenty collections of poetry and three books of essays.
Numerous journal publications, poems of the author are translated into English, German, Dutch, Czech, French and other languages.
Winner of many international awards, including:
Yriy Shevelyov Prize of Ukrainian PEN Center;
Winner of the 4th and 5th International Voloshyn Competitions (2006, 2007);
Winner of the 7th and 8th International Voloshyn Competitions;
Winner of the Festival ‘Kyiv Lavra’ (2008);
Special Award ‘Moscow Ñount’ (2007);
Laureate of the Scholarship of Brodsky Fondation (2008);
Winner of the Poetry Award ‘Anthologia’ of New World Magazine (2008);
Shortlist of the Andriy Belyi Prize for the book ‘Family Archive’;
Shortlist ‘Book of the Year’ in the nomination ‘Best Poetic Collection’ for the book ‘Spirituals’ (2009);
Special Award ‘Literaris’ (Austria) for the book ‘Family Archive’ (2010);
Russian Award (second-degree diploma) for the book ‘While it is not dark’ (2011).
Performances of Borys Khersonskyi were held in New York, Berlin, Marburg, Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Vienna and many other cities of Ukraine and the world.
Yevgeniy Kostrytskyy was born on December 1, 1980, in Kyiv. In the age of 8 began to study playing the violin. In 1992 was enrolled in the 4th class of Kyiv Middle Special Music School named after Ì. V. Lysenko. Graduated with Distinction from KMSMS and P. Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, in the class of teacher, People's Artist of Ukraine, Associate Professor Yaroslava Rivnyak. In 2007 Yevhen completed the post-graduate course.
In 2003 he won a grant and entered the post-graduate course in Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) in the class of Professor Kryshtof Smetana. Graduated with the first-class Honors and got the Master's Degree. Since 2005, he completed a chamber music course and was one of the first students whom Guildhall School nominated for a New Higher Solo Performer Diploma (Guildhall Artist Diploma, 2006-07). Since 2005 studied in the class of Professor David Takeno.
Yevhen is a laureate of prestigious international competitions:
International Pierre Lantier Competition of musicians-performers (Paris, May 1997, I prize);
Peter Konevych VI International Competition of chamber music (Belgrad, Yugoslavia, May 1998, I prize);
Heifetz Competition (Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2001, Special prize).
Participated at greatest international festivals in Germany, Poland, and the USA. Improved his skills on master-classes with such the world-renowned teachers as Oleh Krysa, Maria Tampere-Bezrodna, Marko Lakyrovych, Lewis Kaplan, Zvi Zeitlin, Borys Garlytsky, Mykhaylo Kopelman and others. Toured in many countries of Europe, South Korea, Japan, Israel, China, and the USA.
In November 2005 received the Prize ‘Musician of the Year’ presented by English company Slaughter & May. During the 2006-2008 seasons, played in London Symphonic Orchestra under the direction of Valery Gergiev and Sir Colin Davis.
In 2007 became an actual member (Fellowship) of Guildhall School. In September 2007, as a member of ‘Forte’ string quartet, performed in the residence of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (10 Downing Str.).
From September 2008 until 2018 Yevhen was the Main Concertmaster-soloist of National Odesa Philharmonic Orchestra. He is the Invited Concertmaster-soloist of Dnipro Chamber Orchestra ‘Seasons’ under the direction of People's Artist of Ukraine Dmytro Logvyn and the Concertmaster-soloist of International Youth Symphony Orchestra of Europe under the direction of Paolo Olmi (Italy).
In 2014 together with colleagues from National Odesa Philharmonic Orchestra, founded a chamber orchestra. In March 2018 the Orchestra played in Opening Gala of Urban Music Hall in Odesa and became a Resident Orchestra of Urban Music Hall.
From October 2018 Yevhen is the Invited Concertmaster-soloist of Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (Turkey).
Plays the violin made by Italian master Luigi Legnani (1850-60).
Olena was born in Kyiv.
Studied at the National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P. Tchaikovsky in the harpsichord class of Professor Svitlana Shabaltina as well as in the piano classes of Igor Ryabov and Valeriy Kozlov.
Took part at master-classes with Ketil Haugsand, Jacques Ogg, Wladyslaw Klosewicz, Marek Toporowski, Elżbieta Stefańska, Bernhard Billiter, Michel Ulmann, Aline Zylberajch, Christopher Stembridge, Colin But, Carole Cerasi and others.
Olena is an Associate Professor of Chamber music Department at the National Music Academy of Ukraine and KSSMS named after M. Lysenko; founder of harpsichord class in the Institute of Music named after R. M. Glier; Ph.D. in Liberal Studies.
Took part in the numerous concerts as a solo player, ensemble player, and accompanist (harpsichord, piano) in the main music halls of Ukraine and abroad - in Argentina, UK, Norway, the Netherlands, South Korea, France, USA, Hungary, etc.
As a part of the 'Two violins' project she represented Ukraine during the Winter Olympic games in Phongchang and Seoul (February 2018) and Youth Olympic games (Buenos-Aires, Argentine); took part in the jazz festival ASUJAZZ (Asuncion, Paraguay, October 2018).
Laureate of the International competitions, in particular:
International Pierre Lantier Competition of performers, Paris, France, 1997 (diploma);
International Wanda Landowska Harpsichord Competition, Ruvo di Puglia, Italy, 2014 (I prize);
IV International Competition of vocal-piano duets 'Three centuries of classic romance', Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2008 (I prize and the Prize of the audience);
International Tadini Competition, Lovere, Italy, 2016 (I prize);
Pietro Argento Competition, Gioia del Colle, Italy, 2017 (II prize).
As a member of a piano duet 'Fiori musicali', Olena is a laureate of Chopin Roma Competition (Rome, Italy, 2015), winner of the International Piano Competition (Belgrad, Serbia, 2016), 'Distinguished Musician' of the IBLA Grand Prize Competition (USA).
Olena played concerts with Olga Bezsmertna (soloist of Wiener Staatsoper), Eleonora Vindau (soloist of Mariinsky Theatre) and Andriy Bondarenko (soloist of Zurich Opera House).
Participated in the recording of the CD 'Great Olde European Music' (Great Britain). Olena also recorded a CD with the harpsichord music 'Harpsichord Mystery' (2017).
June 05, 16:00
Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art
Messiaen “20 Looks at the Child Jesus”
Antoniy Baryshevskiy (piano)
Antonii Baryshevskyi was born in Kyiv. Among his teachers during studying at Music School no.14 were A. Sorkina and R. Donskaya. At the age of 16 he become first time a laureate of the Ukrainian program “A Man of the Year 2005″. A year later participated at the Euro Radio Youth Concert in Munich, Germany.
After finishing course at Lysenko Special Secondary Music School in Kiev, he entered the National Music Academy of Ukraine (Master and Graduate study with Prof. Valerii Kozlov). During 2013-2015 he studied at Ecole Normale de musique de Paris (Prof. Marian Rybicki).
Participated in the Master Classes with Profs. Daniel Pollack, Lily Dorfman, Alfred Brendel, Richard Goode.
Antonii Baryshevskyi is a prize-winner of many international competitions, among those prizes are:
First prize at the 14th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition (Tel Aviv, Israel, 2014);
Second Prize at the 58 F. Busoni International Piano Competition (Bolzano, Italy, 2011);
First prize at the 51st International Piano Competition “Premio Jaen” (Jaen, Spain, 2009);
First Prize at the IV Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial Competition (Novi Sad, Serbia, 2008);
First prize at the 2nd International Piano Competition ISAM (Germany, 2006);
Second prize at the VI International Piano Competition “In Memory of V. Horovitz” (Kiev, Ukraine, 2005).
Took part at festivals “Progetto Martha Argerich”( Lugano,Swetzerland,2014), “Klavier Ruhr festival” (Essen, Germany, 2012, 2014).
Antonii is a soloist of The National Philharmonic society of Ukraine.
He constantly performs solo recitals and concerts accompanied with symphonic orchestra in Ukraine and abroad. In particular, Antonii gave performances in such venues as Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Berliner and Kölner Philharmonies, Wigmore Hall in London, Concert hall of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint-Petersburg.
Antonii toured in France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Iceland, Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Romania, Poland, Spain, Germany, Israel, Japan, South Korea and USA.
Recorded for numerous CD labels, as well as radio and TV productions of the Ukrainian, Italian, Danish, Spanish, Serbian Radio-Television agencies. CD “Antonii Baryshevskyi: Piano Recital” has been released by the Naxos recording label (2010). Another CD “Moussorgskyi & Scriabin“ has been released by Avi-music (2015). On 2017 the CD with full set of Ustvolskaya sonatas have been released.
On 2018 CD with the choral music of Lili Boulanger ”Hymne au Soleil” and CD with the orchestral music of Shostakovich were released.
June 07, 18:00
Odessa Art Museum
Inna Galatenko (soprano)
Oleg Bezborodko (piano)
Myroslava Kotorovych (violin)
²nna Galatenko is soloist of the National Ensemble «Kiev Kamerata». Vocal compositions of many Ukrainian composers were premiered by her. She performed on the stages of Ukraine, Germany, France, Austria, USA, Lithuania, China. For the last fifteen years Valentin Silvestrov wrote all his vocal works specifically for her voice. Galatenko is one of the few who are lucky to find a compromise between her own nature and the requirements of the composer. “The noblest divine beauty”, – with these words the Austrian press responded to her rendering Silvestrov’s songs at the International Festival of Romantic and Contemporary Music.
Oleg Bezborodko is composer and pianist, professor on the piano chair of the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, Ph.D in Art Studies.
Born in Kiev, he graduated with distinction from the Ukrainian National Academy of Music (piano class of Iya Pavlova, composition class of Hennady Lyashenko). Mr. Bezborodko attended the Conservatoire de Neuchâtel in Switzerland (class of Sylviane Deferne) where he obtained Prix de virtuosité avec distinction in piano performance. Also he took lessons from such distinguished pianists as Paul Badura-Skoda, Norma Fisher, Charles Rosen, Joan Havill, Naoum Starkman, Halina Czerny-Stefańska. During his studies he received scholaships from Ukrainian and Swiss governments, the Ottawa University.
Member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine. Winner of Revutsky Prize (2008) and Lysenko Prize (2017), laureate of international competitions of pianists and composers..The first performer of works by many Ukrainian composers. In 2014–2017, together with the singer Inna Galatenko, he presented a program of the chamber-vocal compositions by Valentin Silvestrov “Music of Poetry” in Ukraine, Germany, France and the United States with the participation of the composer. O. Bezborodko writes symphonic, chamber, choral and popular music. His works were played in Ukraine, USA, Denmark, China, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Turkey, Romania, Singapore, Malaysia.
Myroslava Kotorovych was born in Kyiv in the family of an outstanding violinist Bohodar Kotorovych and a harpist Natalia Kmet. Graduated from Kyiv Specialized Secondary Music boarding school named after M. V. Lysenko (classes of Peter Bondas and Yaroslava Rivnyak), the National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P. I. Tchaikovsky (Magistracy and Assistantship-Internship in the class of Professor Bogodar Kotorovych).
Improved her professional skills at master classes of Ruggiero Ricci, Thomas Zehetmair, Marine Yashvili, Maria Beder-Kubiczek.
Myroslava Kotorovych has been cooperating with Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra for many years. She performs with National Ensemble of Soloists “Kyiv Camerata”, National Honored Academic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, National Honored Symphony Orchestra of Ukrainian Television and Radio Company and other leading ensembles.
Initiated,together with CFC Consulting Company, first in the history of Ukraine, the Days of Ukrainian Culture in Singapore (2006), during which a solo performance with National Ensemble “Kyiv Soloists” took place, in one of the best concert halls of the world Singapore Esplanade Concert Hall.
Deputy Head of Creative Affairs (2004-2011) and soloist (2001-2016) of National Chamber Ensemble “Kyiv Soloists”, Head of Kyiv Fantastic Chamber Orchestra (2017-2018).
Laureate of “Glodosky treasure” Art Prize (2011).
Myroslava Kotorovych is an Associate Professor of the Violin Department of National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P. I. Tchaikovsky, Chairman of the Jury of the All-Ukrainian Competition for Young Violinists named after B. A. Kotorovych (Lugansk, 2010, 2012), Jury member of many International competitions, including:
Yevgeniy Stankovych Instrumental Competition (Kyiv);
Tibor Varga Junior Competition (Sion, Switzerland).
Organizer and Jury member of the I All-Ukrainian Violin Competition named after B. A. Kotorovych (Kyiv).
In 2013, in an effort to share her own performing experience, Myroslava united young talented musicians into the Creative Workshop - Chamber Ensemble ARTEHATTA.
Soloist and producer of “Creation” audio project (2006), “Kyiv soloists play: from romantic times” (2008), classical CD for children “Ferdinand. From Kotorovych family piggy bank” (2011), “Tango Story” (2015), “Peter Tchaikovsky. Seasons” (2016).
Myroslava Kotorovych is a regular participant of the International Festival of Classical Music “ODESSA CLASSICS”. In a duet with Alexey Botvinov, she performed on stages of Odessa and Berlin Philharmonic, National Opera of Ukraine, Yehudi Menuhin Forum (Bern, Switzerland).
June 08.06, 17:00
Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art
“Orient & Occident”
Bach, Noda, Prati, Vitali, Kolodub
Kenta Igarashi (saxophone)
Khrystyna Pukhalska (violin)
Olena Zhukova (harpsichord)
The “ARTEKHATTA” chamber orchestra
Kenta Igarashi was born on September 6, 2002, in the city of Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. At the age of 5, he and his mother moved to Kiev. At the 7 years’ age his first lessons of playing saxophone and piano start, as well as the participation in a choir. In 2013, Kenta entered the KSSMS named after N. Lysenko, the class of Honored Artist of Ukraine, Assistant Professor Yuriy V. Vasylevych in the specialties: saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet.
Kenta Igarashi is the winner of many competitions, including:
I Open Competition of brass music ‘Vin Venti’, Vinnytsya (Grand Prix);
All-Ukrainian Competition of instrumental and performing skills ‘Bellissimo-2017’, Kyiv (Grand Prix);
VII International Competition for young performers on wind and percussion instruments ‘Surmy Bukovyny’, Chernivtsi (Grand Prix);
²²² International Competition of young performers ‘Golden Saxophone’, Kyiv (II prize);
XII International Musical Olympiad ‘Voice of the Country’, Kyiv (Grand Prix);
VIII All-Ukrainian Open Competition of young performers on woodwind instruments named after V. Starchenko, Rivne (Grand Prix);
² International Competition for performers on wind instruments named after V. Antoniv and M. Zakopets, Lviv (Grand Prix);
International European Forum of Saxophone Contest 2019, Wrocław, Poland (I prize).
Kenta regularly performs with the Kyiv Quartet of saxophonists and, as a soloist, collaborates with the best orchestras of Ukraine.
He took part in international festivals: named after P. I. Tchaikovsky and N. F. von Meck (Vinnytsya, 2016), ‘Solar clarinets’ (Zhytomyr, 2016), ‘Music without borders’ (Uzhgorod, 2017), Kharkiv Music Fest (Kharkiv, 2018), ‘Open city music’ (Kyiv, 2018).
He gave concerts in Lviv, Odessa, Kharkiv, Poltava, Chernivtsi, Cherkasy, Trostyanets, Vinnytsya and many other cities of Ukraine.
His first CD was recorded in 2015.
Khrystyna Pukhalska was born in Chernihiv on August 17, 2008.
At the age of 5, she began to study violin and from such the early age surprised others with her musicality and sensitivity of performance.
She is a pupil of Chernihiv Children Music School ¹2 named after E. V. Bogoslovsky in the class of Svitlana Miroshnychenko.
Despite her young age, Khrystyna has already become the winner of numerous competitions:
International Contest-Festival ‘Ukraine will unite the world’, Kyiv (I prize);
XIII All-Ukrainian Competition ‘Classic Meridian’, Kyiv (I prize);
XIII International Contest-Festival ‘Spiritual Sources’, Kyiv (I prize);
VI International Instrumental Competition named after Yevhen Stankovych, Kyiv (I prize);
International violinists competition ‘ProArt-2018’, Khmelnytsky (III prize).
She received a Certification of Commendation from Vladyslav Atroshenko, the Mayor of Chernihiv, for her significant personal contribution to the development of the cultural sphere of the city.
In 2019 Khrystyna Pukhalska won the Grand Prix at VII International Instrumental Competition named after Yevhen Stankovych in the nomination ‘Violin and Orchestra’ and received an invitation to take part in the 5th International Music Festival ‘ODESSA CLASSIS’.
Chamber Ensemble ‘ARTEHATTA’
In 2013, Myroslava Kotorovych realized her long-time dream - to unite young talented performers into a modern musical team.
The experience of professional communication with her dad, the famous Ukrainian violinist Bogodar Kotorovych, the joint long-term work with one of the world's best violinists Gidon Kremer and his Chamber Orchestra ‘Kremerata Baltica’, her own pedagogical ideas and principles were realized by Myroslava Kotorovych in an unusual for Ukraine project - Creative Workshop ‘ARTEHATTA’.
The Chamber Ensemble ‘ARTEHATTA’ has become a vibrant, cohesive community of young performers, which embodied the best examples and traditions of European chamber music.
The projects which the Creative Workshop is working on give the listeners the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of music - well-known or less familiar, classical or avant-garde. However, the characteristics of the Ensemble always remain unchanged – these are the original artistic vision and unique stage programs.
The debut of the Ensemble took place at the cult festival of contemporary art ‘GOGOLFEST’. Since then, the team has been active in concerts. On the stages of many cities in Ukraine and abroad, during concert tours in Italy, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, and Estonia, the musicians presented more than 30 original concert projects.
‘ARTEHATTA’ is a permanent resident of the largest Ukrainian festival of classical music ‘ODESSA CLASSICS’.
In 2015, the Ensemble released an audio CD ‘TANGO STORY’ with recordings of works by A. Piazzolla, S. Barber and R. Galliano (Igor Saenko as a soloist); a studio recording of the cycle ‘The Seasons’ by P. Tchaikovsky; Suite ‘Peer Gynt’ by E. Grieg for Ukrainian Radio; a TV version of the concert program ‘Cinema: Sound Pictures’ for the TV channel ‘Culture’.