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 Oleksandr Krasotov and piano with Lyudmyla Ginzburg at the A. V. Nezhdanov State Music Academy in Odessa from 1973–79. She later studied with Gennady Tsypin at Moscow State Pedagogical University, where she earned her PhD in music pedagogy in 1990. Among her honours are the Prix du Rendezvous International du Piano en Creuse in France (1990, for Tonocolori from the book Artistic Games; 1993) and the Boris Lyatoshinsky Prize from the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine (2001), as well as fellowships from the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (1995), the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (1996), the Brahms-Haus-Stiftung (1996), the International Renaissance Foundation in Ukraine (1996), and the National Endowment for the Arts (1996). She has served residencies at the Künstlerhof Schreyahn (1998), the Worpswede Künstlerhäuser (2000) and the Künstlerinnenhof Die Höge (2002–03). She is also active in other positions. She founded the festival Two Days and Two Nights of New Music in Odessa in 1995 and has served as its artistic director since 1995. She has served as president of the Association New Music in Odessa, the section in Ukraine of ISCM, since 1997. She co-wrote with Oleksandr Perepelytsya the book Artistic Games (1990) and has written numerous articles on pedagogy. She has taught as Professor of Composition at the A. V. Nezhdanov State Music Academy since 1980 and has led an annual workshop for pianists in Biel since 2001.
Karmella Tsepkolenko’s Alles, Ausser – Was Noch Alles Ist… is a composition for a chamber symphony comprised of flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, and 2 percussionists composed in 1999.