Bohdana Frolyak: Lux aeterna

April 9, 2022 / ISCM

Bohdana Frolyak (born 1968 in Vydyniv, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine) made her first musical steps in her native village under the guidance of Vasyl Kufliuk, a village teacher who gained his musical education in Warsaw. In 1986, she graduated from Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv Musical School after studying piano, music theory and composition. In 1991, she graduated from Lviv Conservatory as a composer. Her teachers in the academy were Volodymyr Flys and Myroslav Skoryk. In 1998, Frolyak completed a non-degree postgraduate course at the same university. In 2009, she attended two courses at the faculty of composition and faculty of contemporary music and jazz of the Academy of Music in Kraków (Poland). Since 1991 she has been a lecturer at faculty of musical composition at Lviv Conservatory. She is also a member of the Ukrainian Composers’ Union. Frolyak’s music has been performed at the Warsaw Autumn Festival, the MENHIR Festival in Switzerland, and at Two Days and Two Nights of New Music in Odessa, Ukraine.

Lux aeterna is a 2013 composition for string quartet and string orchestra. It is featured here in a performance by the Szymanowski Quartet and Lviv Chamber Orchestra Academia conducted by Yury Bervetsky.

Bohdana Frolyak – Lux aeterna – for string quartet and strings
Szymanowski quartet, Lviv Chamber Orchestra Academia, Yury Bervetsky -conductor.




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