The National Ensemble of Soloists
The National Ensemble of Soloists "Kyivska Kamerata" is a leading Ukrainian performer of chamber music of different styles and epochs. Repertoire of orchestra is incredibly diverse in genres and styles - it varies from works of A. Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart, R. Wagner, E .Grieg, A. Schoenberg to the best samples of world avant-garde classics of the second half of the XX and XXI centuries. The main point of the ensemble creative activity is a performance of Ukrainian contemporary music and representation of works of Ukrainian composers abroad.
"Kyivska Kamerata" started its activity in the terms of private theatral enterprise in 1977. Its creator was a famous pianist Valeriy Matyukhin. The main aim of "Kamerata" creation was in an aspiration to integrate actively into the process of Ukrainian musical life, to make it possible for Ukrainian composers to hear live performancees of their works and the opuses of their colleagues. For a long time led by Valeriy Matyukhin "Kamerata" was a kind of creative chamber music workshop of the Ukrainian Composers Union and therefore performed a lot of new works of Y. Stankovych, V. Sylvestrov, I. Karabytz, O. Kiva, Y. Ishchenko, V. Zubitsky, V. Zagortsev and many others. For 43 years of its existence "Kyivska kamerata" has passed a hard way of its creative development. Directing of "Kyivska Kamerata" at different stages of its existence was carried out by leading Ukrainian composers - National Artists of Ukraine – Y. Stankovych, M. Skoryk, I. Karabytz.
On August 1993 the ensemble acquired a State status: for a great contribution into the development of national music culture, for an intensive activity on popularization of the creativity of Ukrainian composers "Kyivska Kamerata" was awarded with M. Lysenko Prize in 1997. On August 27, 2000 the soloists ensemble "Kyivska Kamerata", by Decree of the President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, was conferred with a status of National for a great contribution into the development of Ukrainian culture.
"Kyivska Kamerata" is a union of highly professional musicians, where each member of the orchestra is a brilliant personality and a performer of a very high level. The majority of them are the prizewinners of international and national contests, Peoples and Merited Artists of Ukraine: Bogdana Pivnenko (violin), Oleg Seredynskyi (violin), Kyrylo Bondar (violin), Vanemtyna Bugrak (viola), Bogdan Galasyuk (oboe), Zoltan Almashi (cello), Lolita Khomlichenko (cello), Lyubov Mosiychuk (cello), Dmytro Tavanets (piano).
One of the characteristic features of the ensemble is its exceptional performing mobility. The members of the company can perform in various musical casts - varying from a duet of soloists to a symphonic orchestra. This, to a greater extent, stipulates a large and diverse repertoire of the orchestra. Chamber music of almost all styles and epochs is represented in concert programs of the ensemble. Owing to its high performing level, the music company gained authority among professional musicians not only in Ukraine, but far beyond its bounds - in Germany, Austria, France, USA, China, Poland, Greece, the Baltic States, Armenia, Georgia. An active concert activity of the group, permanent participation of the National Ensemble of Soloists "Kyivska Kamerata" in international and national festivals-contests speaks for a high rating of the company, proves its image of a sensitive interpreter and an unsurpassed performer of chamber music of different styles and epochs.
Lunina Annа ,
PhD of art criticism
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