Bohodar Kotorovych (1941-2009) – founder of the orchestra

was a renowned Soviet violinist. Kotorovych completed his education at the Moscow Conservatoire under Prof.Yankelevich.

During his student years he received top prizes at the George Enescu and  Paganini Competitions.

After his return to Kiev, Kotorovych firmly established himself as a leading Ukrainian violinist and pedagogue.

He was a jury member at some of the worlds prestigious competitions such as ARD , Tchaikovsky, Nielsen, Paganini.

During those years he was also a visiting Professor at the Sydney Conservatoire.

Kotorovych taught a whole generation of talented Ukrainian string players ,formed a chamber orchestra ” Kiev Soloists” out of his best students and has had a large influence on the Ukrainian school of violin playing.

During his lifetime he was a recipient of Ukraine’s numerous top prizes and merits for his dedicated service to arts and culture.

“Many orchestras possess skill,

but not all put your hearts up yet.

The Kyiv Soloists do it.”

B.Kotorovych

Violinist, Founder of “Kyiv Soloists”.

The National Chamber Ensemble “Kyiv Soloists” is implementation of long-standing dream of Bogodar Kotorovych (1941-2009). Musicians are recognized by listeners and critics from different countries all over the world, crew assembles talented musicians of Ukraine. Most of them are winners of National and International competitions and represent Maestro school.

The Ensemble gained reputation as promoter of world level composers, whose works were performed throughout Ukraine in first time. “Military requiem” by B.Britten and The Concert suite by L.Auerbach was heard for the first time to Ukrainian audience by played “Kyiv Soloists”. They also take serious effort in popularizing modern Ukrainian composers – M.Skoryk, Y.Stankovych and V.Silvestrov. Incredibly emotional, contrasting, dramatic and at the same time lyrical, their performances give  is truly a whole range of various feelings.

Diverse potential of the Ensemble draw attention of  world performers of different styles directions  like concerts with: V.Sokolov (violin, Ukraine), K.Karabits (conductor, Ukraine-England),  Erki Pehk (conductor, Estonia), O.Lyniv (conductor, Ukraine-Germany), S.Retie (flute, France),  M.Rysanov (viola, England), I.Chetuyev (piano, Ukraine), N.Grubert (piano, Netherlands), G.Hofman (cello, USA), K.M.Mehner (piano, Spian), J.Milkis (clarinet, USA), G.Caussé (viola, France), D.Severin (violoncello, Switzerland), D.Ashkenazi (clarinet, Switzerland), O.Yblonskaya (piano, USA),  Nikita Borisoglebsky ( violin) , J.Tawadros (oud, Australia),  take place together with F.Goya (guitar, Belgium), band “Okean Elzy” (Ukraine), jazz singer N.Katamadze (Georgia) and founder of band «Deep Purple» J.Lord, K.Vilensky (jazz pianist, Poland).

High poetic spirit the “Kyiv Soloists” in combination with vanguard, what to have  in the traditions  Ukrainian music captivated  audience in such famous halls as Luxembourg Palace and UNESCO in Paris, Komische Opera in Berlin, Great National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Concert Hall “Flagey” in Belgium, RadioKulturhaus in Vienna, Concert Hall Esplanade in Singapore and World Exhibition in Japan. They were invited to international festivals named after D. Oistrakh (Pärnu, Estonia), modern music “Warsaw Autumn” (Warsaw, Poland), modern music in Krakow (Poland), classic music in Ruhr (Germany), International Festival of Symphonic Music (Algeria), Ancara Music Festival (Turky), International Music Festival by Ludwig van Beethoven (Poland), “Season music premiers”, “KyivMusicFest”, “GOGOLFEST”, “ChamberArtMusic” (Ukraine).

For the orchestra’s brilliant activity of representing the Ukrainian culture abroad, the “Kiev Soloists” received of Ukraine. The orchestra has recently signed a recording contract with an international label of “Naxos”.

For exceptional accomplishments in representation of Ukrainian culture in the world, Еnsemble “Kyiv Soloists” honoured as “Ambassador of Ukrainian culture in the World” of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

The main performances

1999 November – Germany. Ruhr Festival of Classical Music. Concerts in Berlin and Munich.

2000 September – Poland. International Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn”.

2001 July – Austria. Grand Prix at XXX Vienna International Festival-Competition and first prizes in nominations “Chamber Orchestras” and “All Orchestras”.

2001 September – Germany. World premiere of the cantata of Philip Emanuel Bach “A Grateful Hymn of Friendship” with the choir of the Berlin Singing Chapel (Comic Opera Hall, Berlin)

2001 and 2003 – Japan A tour of Japanese cities, including Tokyo and Kyoto. Record a CD of one of the concerts.

2005 August – Japan. World Exhibition “Expo-2005”. Concert in the central exhibition hall “Expo Plaza”.

2005 September – France, Paris. Performances at the Madeleine Church, Senate and UNESCO Conference Hall.

December 2005 – Singapore. Days of Ukraine in Singapore. Concert in the Esplanade Hall.

2006 October – Austria. Concert at RadioKulturhaus (Vienna) on the occasion of the opening of the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Austria.

2008 March – Poland. Concert tour of the cities of Poland in the framework of the XII International Music Festival. L. van Beethoven

January, January – Concert of the ensemble on the occasion of Ukraine’s inauguration of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE

August, August – Concert at the Congress Center Le Regent in Carnegie Montana (Switzerland)

2017, April – 34th International Music Festival in Ankara (Turkey)

2017, November – Concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic (Poland)

2018, January – Concert at Milan Conservatory  J. Verdi (Italy)

Musicians

Administration
Anatoliy Vasilkivskiy

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artistic director and general manager

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Mervinska Irina

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finance

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Nebava Oleksandr

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заступник художнього керівника-директора

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Larysa Ivanushchak

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PR department

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Olena Perederii

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conductor (consultant)

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