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The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine will tour Japan from November 6 through 17 Shortly before setting off for the tour, the musicians, led by artistic director and chief conductor of the famous team, Volodymyr Sirenko, did a fair bit of work at home. They actively participated in a large commercial project, the international premiere […]

A solo concert of young Kyiv pianist Antonii Baryshevsky takes place at the National Philharmonic Society Everything performed by the musician was deeply thought through, felt deeply, and verified. The pianist has shown a long non-standard program, which has embraced music pieces from baroque to the middle of the 20th century, and performed not only […]

The 12th International festival Koktebel Jazz has finished in Kyiv This year the geography of the forum has changed: it began in Zatoka near Odesa (because the temporary annexation of the Crimea by Putin’s regime has crossed the possibility to work for the Ukrainian project), and continued in September 19 through 21 in Kyiv culture-education […]

Mykola Lysenko 4th International Competition for Young Performers of Academic Music to be held in Kyiv on November 15-24 This music competition was founded 50 years ago thanks to the initiative of the composers Andrii Shtoharenko and Levko Kolodub, singer Yelyzaveta Chavdar, piano players Yevhenii Rzhanov and granddaughter of the Ukrainian classic, professor of the Kyiv […]

Kyiv to host the International Fest Chamber Music Session-2012 September 4 through 12 Two concert halls will become the festival’s sites, Lavra Gallery and the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. The festival will be opened by a famous violinist Nigel Kennedy. This British virtuoso, one of the leading performers in his age group (now Kennedy is […]

The festival Jazz In Kiev takes place in our capital for the third time Five musicians performed in the Zhovtnevy Palace for three evenings in succession. Representatives of the European company ECM Records, the Saluzzi brothers, opened the festival. Dino is one of the world’s best bandoneon players. Bandoneon is a type of concertina popular […]

People call him “Chaliapin of the 21st century.” Burchuladze went through the brilliant school of La Scala, where he underwent a three-year training course headed by famous Giullieta Simonato. The outstanding bass singer speaks with great warmth about his main teacher, professor at the Odesa Conservatory Yevhen Mykolaiovych Ivanov and his wife Liudmyla Ivanova (the […]

Yednist is the biggest jazz forum in the Ukrainian capital. Originally launched with support from the Kyiv Department for Culture, starting this year it is a totally independent business relying on its own resources and funding from sponsors. Owing to the dedicated efforts of producer Serhii Hrabar, and his assistant Oksana Kohut, director of the […]

Five soirees of avant-garde music, classics, and jazz in Vinnytsia Vinnytsia recently hosted the 6th international music festival “20th-Century Musical Colors: Avant-garde, Classics, Jazz.” Subtitled “Ukraine-USA,” the week-long event consisted of five evening concerts. The program included Mozart’s Night, Music in Hollywood, a chamber music project called Jack Heggie’s Vocal Cycle, a concert featuring the […]