Lesia Dychko: Slava

Lesia Dychko

Lesia Dychko (b. 1939) is one of Ukraine’s most significant composers of choral music although she has created music is a wide range of idioms including two operas, four ballets, and numerous chamber works as well as the symphony Pryvitannia zhyttia (Welcoming Life) for soprano, bass, and chamber orchestra, based on the words of the imagist poet Bohdan…

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Galina Grigorjeva : Salve regina

Galina Grigorjeva

Galina Grigorjeva, born in 1962 in Crimea, Ukraine, and now living in Estonia, has garnered international appreciation for the remarkably subtle and animated melodic style of her music. Her compositions are tightly linked to Slavonic sacred music as well as early European polyphony. Grigorjeva “orchestrates” polyphony with remarkable skill and grace, creating meaningful and beautiful…

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Alexander Shchetynsky: Know Yourself

Alexander Shchetynsky

Alexander Shchetynsky (b. 1960) is a Ukrainian composer born and based in Kharkiv. At the age of about 30, he developed his personal post-serial style based on combination of quasi-serial procedures and special attention to attractiveness of sound material and to melody as a source of expression. Another fundamental feature of his music is its…

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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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Kirsten Strom: Ktisis

Kirsten Strom

(Submitted by ISCM – NEW ZEALAND SECTION) Kirsten Strom (b. 1994) is a young New Zealand composer, conductor and creative writer. Her award-winning music has been performed internationally, commissioned, and aired on national radio. Her work often draws from mixed media, music with a conscience, the profound themes of the Bible, and the complex beauty of…

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Paul Stanhope: Agnus Dei (Do not stand at my grave and weep)

Paul Stanhope

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRALIAN SECTION) Paul Stanhope (b. 1969) is a Sydney-based composer and a leading figure in his generation. He has had prominent performances of his works in the UK, Europe, Asia as well as North and South America. After studies with Peter Sculthorpe, Paul studied at the Guildhall School of Music in London.…

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