Karmella Tsepkolenko: Alles, Ausser – Was Noch Alles Ist…

Karmella Tsepkolenko

Ukrainian composer Karmella Tsepkolenko (b. 1955 in Odessa) has written orchestral, chamber, vocal, and piano works that have been performed in Europe, Asia, and North America. Prof. Tsepkolenko studied composition with Aleksandr Kogan and piano with Grigory Buchynsky and Yelena Pannikova at the School of Stolyarsky in Odessa from 1962–73. She then studied composition with…

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Oleksandr Kozarenko: Prieres à la Vierge Marie

Oleksandr Kozarenko

Oleksandr Kozarenko (born 1963) in Kolomyia in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast is composer, pianist and musicologist. He was a graduate of Kiev Conservatory where he took piano lessons from Volodymyr Vorobyov and studied composition with Myroslav Skoryk. In 1984 he became a winner of the Mykola Lysenko International Music Competition and two years later won  All-Ukrainian Competition  diploma. Ten years later he became a recipient…

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Hanna Havrylets: Chorale for Strings

Hanna Havrylets

Hanna Havrylets (1958-2022) was an important Ukrainian composer and teacher. She received her earliest musical education in her native village Vydyniv (in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast), studying with Vasyl Kufliuk, the author of a unique system for the development of musical hearing. From 1968 to 1977, she studied at the Solomiya Krushelnytska Secondary Specialized Music School…

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Olexiy Voytenko: The music of Erich Zann

Olexiy Voytenko

Alex or Olexiy Voytenko (b. 1981 in Kyiv, Ukraine) is a composer, music teacher, and musicologist. He graduated from the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in 2002 in the Department of Composition in the class of Yuri Iuschenko and received an invitation to return to that department as a teacher in 2012. Since 2014 he has…

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Alla Zagaykevych: Heroneya

Alla Zagaykevych

Alla Zagaykevych was born in Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine in 1966 and graduated from Kiev State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory (now the National Music Academy of Ukraine) in 1990. In 1995-1996 she attended annual course for composition at IRCAM in Paris, France and from 1986 to 1999 she was a member of the folkloric ensemble“Drevo” of the National Music Academy of…

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Ivan Ostapovych: Songs of Love for String Orchestra

Ivan Ostapovych

Composer and conductor Ivan Ostapovych (b. 1988 in the Chernivtsi Oblast in Western Ukraine) is the Co-Founder of the Collegium Musicum Lviv and the Collegium Musicum Chamber Orchestra for which he is the music director. He has also served as the Artistic Director for the ensemble’s Bach Music Days in 2014 and the Lviv Hindemith Fest in…

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Julia Gomelskaya: Jab-Jazz

Julia Gomelskaya

[Ed. Note: The horrific invasion and war currently being waged on Ukraine has shocked the entire world. The ISCM supports our colleagues in Ukraine and to further call attention to them we will be exclusively featuring music by composers from Ukraine for the rest of this month as part of our ongoing ISCM Virtual Collaborative…

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ISCM Statement on Ukraine

The ISCM acknowledges with horror and dismay the invasion and war currently being waged on Ukraine. We denounce all such attacks, and their threat to life and civilization. The ISCM arose 100 years ago from a desire to contribute to world peace and respect through musical collaboration and sharing of insights. The attacks currently occurring…

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Laura Ana Mânzat: Concerto for 3 cellos and orchestra

Laura Ana Mânzat

Laura Ana Mânzat was born on the 24th of April 1969, in the town of Dej, Cluj County, Romania. She studied composition at the ‘’George Enescu’’ Academy of Music Iași, with Vasile Spătărelu as her professor and at the National University of Music Bucharest, with Ulpiu Vlad. She graduated in 1993. After that, she pursued…

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Perttu Haapanen: Lost Boys

Perttu Haapanen (Photo by Martti Jämsä)

Perttu Haapanen (b. 1972) is a freelance composer who is especially interested in voice and languages and their relation to music. He likes abandoned office environments and has been fascinated many years by the doll universes of Annette Messager and Hans Bellmer. Haapanen also works as artistic director of Uusinta Ensemble. His music has been…

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