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 of the Levko Revutsky Prize followed by the Mykola Lysenko Prize in 2001. Kozarenko has been teaching at the Mykola Lysenko National Music Academy in Lviv since 1992; from 2006 to 2010, he headed the Department of Music Theory. Since 2010, he has been working at the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv and is a visiting professor at the Ukrainian Free University in Munich. He has composed works for Kyiv Kamerata and Trembita Capella and has also participated in international festivals such as Melos-Ethos in Bratislavam Slovakia and Days of Kraków Composers Music in Poland as well as at the Two Days and Two Nights of New Music festival in Odessa. Kozarenko’s compositions include Concerto Rutheno, Don Juan from Kolomea, Pierrot’s Deathly Loops, and Passion of Our God Jesus Christ.
Prieres à la Vierge Marie is a 1995 cantata for soloists, female chorus and orchestra.