IV FESTIVAL OF
27 AUGUST – 2 SEPTEMBER
SOPHIA KYIVSKA
PERFORMING ARTS

The core of Bouquet Kyiv Stage 2021 is our future.

Nowadays the subject of the Future excites considerable indefiniteness and anxiety, specifically upon completion of the dramatic 2020, which we have endured.

At present, it is difficult to rely upon the models of the past, as the majority of them are no longer viable. In addition, our present is so changeable and unpredictable that it does not provide us with secure support points.
We have invented a formula of the future for ourselves: it is comprised of both reconsideration of our past and awareness of our present.

Festival Bouquet Kyiv Stage 2021 presents this year theme, entitled "The Past and the Future – We are in between" – by means of the language of art.

The art itself is endowed with the gift of sensing the future, being its herald, reflecting the future by force of different forms of art.
The National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv", an iconic site in the history of our state, will host our festival and become the source of understanding our past.

We will be connecting history with modern times, various genres and styles of art, filling the sacred museum space with modern life – its rhythms, energy and technologies.

And, in this way we will be painting the picture of our future "The Past and the Future – We are in between". Here and now, within the festival days.
SPECIAL PROJECTS / PREMIERES

EXHIBITION

Exhibition "Catharsis" is a combination of works by the Galician sculptor of the IIIV century Johann-Georgy Pinzel, his pupil Franciszek Olędzki and the works of contemporary Ukrainian artist Oleksandr Zhyvotkov.
These are the works that being separated by centuries, are connected through deep emotionality of the content.
How can interaction with art help us go through something and survive? This issue is under consideration in a special exhibition project of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage festival and Stedley Art Foundation
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MUSIC STAGE

Music programme of this year's Bouquet Kyiv Stage festival comprises 20 events, each of which is a little bit or considerably larger than a traditional concert.
It happened so not due to the organizers' aim to make the festival a cross-disciplinary one, but rather because of the space of Sophia of Kyiv, which is conducive to intersections, combinations and, eventually, fusions. A thousand years ago when the Cathedral was under construction, music still existed as an inseparable part of syncretic phenomena.
Nowadays it goes back to its blissful childhood by virtue of versatile, sometimes quite unexpected types of synthesis. And it brings delight of giving birth to something new.
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LITERARY STAGE

This year festival's motto is - "The Past and the Future – we are in between". And that is exactly where Now exists- in between. Sometimes it's not easy to except it, to dive into Now fully. Even lockdown hasn't helped. To look into the future, being afraid of futuristic visions or escaping into the "Back"missing those better times, which is much more easier than to get into the closer encounter with Today.
It seems that the biggest neurosis of our time is the incapability to live life in full in the current moment. That's what literature programme of Bouquet Kyiv Stage is going to discuss through the prizm of currently-born-books.

Because literature that has a mark of "now and here"- it's not about realism. It's about Real, which serves as adhesive form of reality, the possibility of bilateral contact and diffusion, which gives a chance to better and more fully understand yourself, your limits and prospects.
And if you fit yourself into reality, you will feel your own essence more realistically. This applies equally to the people and books. Books that are written literally here and now, somehow it's "here and now" trying to take into account from within. Or not. And yet, there is an opinion that today is what is always with us.

And right here and now, on the literary stage of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage festival, we have to talk about it.
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CINEMA STAGE

The Festival of Cinematography "Kino Bouquet 2021" is a vivid eхample of what`s eхасtly is going on in our Ukrainian cinema now-some kind of a certain representative stage of a domestic filmmaking industry. This year Kino Bouquet is going to at National St Sophia Museum during the IV "Bouquet Kyiv Stage 2021" Festival of Performing Arts for the second time.
During 5 days of screening the cinema lovers can enjoy the best Ukrainian short films, the documentary and animation from the best filmmakers - the palette of Ukrainian films. The everyday programme –is the bouquet of films, carefully selected by the Programming Director Volodymyr Voitenko and various Film Festival Committees and Film Organizations.
While screening of this enormous amount of films, different by form and content, which really resonate with the human values one can realize, that now we start to have our contemporary Ukrainian cinema, which has been needed by a viewer right now.
Under the Ash Tree/ Discussion Panel

"The Past and the Future –We are in between" that's the theme of this year's traditional discussions "Under the Ash Tree", which you've been invited to by Yvhenii Utkin, the co-founder of Bouquet Kyiv Stage Festival.
The discussions are happening daily in the garden of Sophia Kyivska, under the ancient ash tree, which is one hundred years old. Intellectual discussions in which opinion leaders who have been changing our lives share their thoughts, ideas, experience with public.
"Today we are consuming way too much spices without even feeling the real taste"-that what Yvhenii Utkin said last year . You've been invited to get the feeling of the original taste of real communication.
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THEATRE STAGE

You would not be dreaming of something you never knew. Everything that you see in your dream : images, voices, situations, all of it –is your previous experience.
Be responsible for what you see , feel and touch – because one day you will see that in your dream and the clue that you will be given only needed to be interpretated correctly by you. Be responsible for your own dreams. That is what exactly a new immersive play Sophia is saying presented by 211STEPS APP and Tamara Trynova.
Besides all exciting for the heart and senses happenings at the Bouquet Kyiv Stage 2021.
You are welcome! Listen to the past, watch some others dreams and find Yours.
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"Engaged to Time. To each of us, even at the moment of birth, time gives a promise that we will never forget and that will never be kept. With age, our relationship with time changes drastically, but a child's strong belief in eternity and the impossibility of death will constantly accompany us during all our life.
The "Engaged to Time" collection is my guaranteed unsuccessful attempt to stop the time, even to persuade it to go in the opposite direction for at least a few seconds.
Does the predicted failure of the attempt reduce my confidence in its necessity? Luckily, not yet. "
Teo Voziyanov
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STAGE FOR KIDS

The theme of this year's festival "The Past and the Future - We are in between " can be applied to interactive playgrounds as well. And where else can you get the feel of this amazing connection between the future and the past , if not in Sophia of Kyiv, a precious world wide famous pearl?
The programme combines such arts as : music, visual arts, literature, cinema and theater. In the fresh crisp morning, surrounded by the tall ancient trees and the birds singing, kids can experience real fun: a variety of entertainments.
The young kids, children and teenagers will be envolved into the whole kaleidoscope of master classes, interactive programmes and communication.
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Children's Choir "Shchedryk"
Children's Choir "Shchedryk" was founded in 1971 in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv by Iryna Sablina. Since 2004, its Art director and Chief Conductor is Honored Artist of Ukraine Marianna Sablina.

From the first years of its existence, the choir performed solo concerts in the Column Hall. M. Lysenko of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine and all over Ukraine, as well as in the philharmonics of Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Since the 1990s, Shchedryk has begun touring the world and became a real discovery for the international music community, its concerts have been successfully held in 15 cities in the United States, Canada, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, France and Italy. It was applauded in the most famous halls of the world:

  • Mozarteum (Salzburg)
  • Beethovenhalle (Bonn)
  • Roy Thomson (Toronto)
  • Gasteig (Munich)
  • Forum (Leverkusen)
  • Chamber Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic
  • "Musikaliska", "Eric Ericsonhallen" (Stockholm)
  • The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. PI Tchaikovsky
  • "Musikverein" Golden Hall (Vienna)
  • "Konzerthaus" Great Hall (Vienna) and others.

The choir's repertoire includes Renaissance, Baroque and classical music, arrangements of songs of the peoples of the world, works by modern composers.

"Shchedryk" has participated in such prestigious Ukrainian and world music festivals as:

  • America Fest in Des Moines (USA), 1992
  • KyivMusicFest in Kyiv (Ukraine), 2000
  • Gidon Kremer Chamber Music Festival in Lockenhaus (Austria), 2002, 2008, 2011
  • III International Choral Festival in Riga (Latvia), 2004
  • Tonic in Kyiv (Ukraine), 2004
  • I International Autumn Choral Festival in Moscow (Russia) to the 140th anniversary of the Moscow Conservatory, 2005
  • "Virtuosos" in Lviv (Ukraine), 2006
  • Cantus MM in Salzburg (Austria), 2007
  • Cracovia Music Festival in Krakow (Poland), 2009
  • Beethovenfest in Bonn (Germany), 2010
  • "Meeting with Glory" - an event in Kronberg (Germany) to commemorate M. Rostropovich, 2011
  • XX Chamber Music Festival in Kronberg (Germany), 2013
  • "To Russia With Love" - a concert in Berlin (Germany) in support of political prisoners, 2013
  • Leigo Lake in Leigo (Estonia), 2015
  • Festival of Ukrainian music "Rethinking Europe - Stop One: Ukraine" in Stockholm (Sweden), 2017
  • VII International Festival of Orchestral and Choral Ensembles in Florence (Italy), 2018
  • XIII "Summa Cum Laude" International Youth Music Festival in Vienna (Austria), 2019

In all international competitions in which "Shchedryk" participated, it won the highest awards:

  • Grand Prix of the International Choral Competition "Kathaumixw" in Powell River (Canada), 1990
  • Grand Prix of the International Choral Competition in Des Moines (USA), 1992
  • Grand Prix and Gold Diploma of the XXXVI International Choral Competition in Miedzyzdroje (Poland), 2001
  • Golden Diploma of the highest degree and Grand Prix of the I International Competition "Musica sacra a Roma" in Rome (Italy), 2005
  • "Golden David" - Grand Prix of the VII International Festival-Competition of Orchestral and Choral Ensembles in Florence (Italy), 2018
  • First place with the award "Outstanding Success" in the category of Treble Choirs / Women's Choirs / XIII "Summa Cum Laude" International Youth Music Festival in Vienna (Austria), 2019

In most of the projects, Shchedryk had the honor of collaborating with the prominent musicians of the world - Vladimir Krainev, Gidon Kremer, Roman Coffman, Guy Cancelli, Ivan Monigetti, Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich and others.

Today, more than 150 children of all ages, engaged in the appropriate age groups embodies the choir. About 55 best performers are members of the choir "Shchedryk" .

The first three recordings of "Shchedryk" were released by "Melody" on vinyl records. The repertoire is partially presented on five CDs recorded in Ukraine. The German company Deutsche Welle has released a CD recording of a Christmas concert that Shchedryk performed in Bonn in 2011.

An honorable place in its discography belongs to the recording of "Three Little Liturgies of the Divine Presence" by O. Messian, performed by "Shchedryk" with the "Cremerata Baltika" orchestra under the direction of R. Coffman, which was included in the collection of the best concerts in the history of Gidon Kremer Chamber Music Festival.



Anton Dehtiarov
Anton Dehtiarov music composer, music performer, sound producer Born in 1987, Uzhhorod, Transcarpathian region, Ukraine. Current place of living is Kyiv, Ukraine.

Education:

2001-2005 – Uzhhorod Music College named after D. E. Zador (piano)
2005-2010 – Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (organ/piano)

Music for flims

"Invisible" dir. Maksym Nakonechnyi (2017)
"Intent" dir. Hanna Smoliy (2017)
"Seraphyma" dir. Marysia Nikityuk (2017)
"New Year in a family circle" dir. Maksym Nakonechnyi (2018)
"Ilovaisk. Batallion Donbas" dir. Ivan Tymchenko (2019)
"Fairytale about the Wood Horse" dir. Denys Strashnyi, Uliana Osovska (2019)
Music for films in Ptakh_Jung duo 2017 – music composition for "Invisible Batallion" film , dir. Iryna Tsilyk, Alina Gorlova and Svitlana Lischynska (as Ptakh_Jung)
2018 – music composition for "No Obvious Signs" film , dir. Alina Gorlova (as Ptakh_Jung)

Other compositions and music/art performances

2015 - composer and music performer in «Il Caprese» media performance by Yaryna Grusha and Olha Honchar .
2015 - co-composer in «Two» theatrical play by Matilda . Premiered at GogolFest 2015
2015 - Cultural & Art residence «Nad Bohom», Vinnytsia, Vinnytsia region. Composer and performer (as Quarkmonk) for the media performance «Vohnetsvit» (along with VJ Reign and ZvuchiDochi) Curator: Leonid Marushchak
2016 - music composer of «The Kaunas Requiem» project in Kaunas, Lithuania. Curator: International Centre For Litvak Photography (Richard Schofield, Mark Adam Harold)
2017 – music composition and performance for «A Man With A Movie Camera» by Dzyga Vertov (1929) in Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine for «Kod Mista» project

2018 – participance in the Envision Sound, an educational programme for film music composers in Kyiv, Jan 21-27, 2018

2018 – «Pandora's Box» audio installation for Olexa Mann's exhibition «Black Period»

2018 – music for «A Man and an Ape» film (1930) and original score performance for the «Mute Nights» festival, Kyiv, 2018 (as Ptakh_Jung)
2018 – music composition and performance for the Class Act project (as Ptakh_Jung)
Current solo and group projects:
Ptakh – solo electronic music project (2015-current)
Ptakh_Jung - instrumental music duo (composer, keyboards/pragramming) (2016-current)

The new music ensemble "Ricochet"
The new music ensemble "Ricochet" was established as an ensemble of Kiev Organization of Ukrainian National Composers Union in 1999. The originator of the ensemble and its artistic director was the composer Sergey Pilyutikov and its members are:

D. Medolysis - flute
A. Boyko - clarinet
D. Lyubchenko - saxophone
M. Bilych - violin
A. Poltavets - violin
A. Pavlov - viola
B. Primak - cello
V. Lyman - piano
V. Ratsyuk is a conductor


The main purpose of the ensemble is propaganda of the outstanding music patterns of the 20th-21st centuries and inspiration of the creative activity of the modern composers. The musicians of the ensemble are open for all styles and trends. Repertoire of the ensemble includes plenty of world premiers of Ukrainian and foreign composers, tens of chamber works of the wide stylistic compass. Since the establishment the ensemble has presented more than 60 concerts in Ukraine and is a permanent participant of all major festivals in Ukraine: "Kievmusicfest", "Kiev Musical Premiers of the Seasons", "Youth Music Forum", "Two Days and Two Nights", "Contrasts". The ensemble regularly cooperates with Gaudeamus Contemporary Music Centre (the Netherlands), Donemus Publisher (the Netherlands), Pro Helvetia (Switherlands), Embassy of Austria in Ukraine, which participated in organization of some concerts of modern Dutch and Swedish composers in Ukraine. The ensemble performed «Pierrot Lunaire» by A. Schoenberg. In 2003 the ensemble won the Grant of the President of Ukraine and recorded the music to the media project of the artist I.Galan "Orchestra – New Reality". It participated in international festivals "New Music Days" (Moldova, 2001) and "Ohrid Summer" (Macedonia, 2002)


RÉMI PANOSSIAN TRIO
Rémi Panossian piano
Maxime Delporte doublebass
Fred Petitprez drums


RÉMI PANOSSIAN TRIO distills passionate and lyrical jazz, with rock energy and a cheerful groove. The trio's openness to new sounds has won over a mixed audience over the course of the albums and concerts. Ingenious and eclectic jazz that takes the audience on a unique experimental journey.

The three accomplices, both in life and on stage, have performed more than 500 concerts in around 40 countries on some of the most prestigious jazz stages: Jazz in Marciac, Paris New Morning, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Montréal Jazz Festival, Jazz à Sète, Jarasum International Jazz Festival, Taichung Jazz festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Vladivostok Jazz Festival etc…

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Caféturc Music & Arts
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NATALIA POLOVYNKA
Natalia Polovynka is a Ukrainian singer, theatre and film actress, director, educator.
She is a laureate of the Shevchenko National Prize, a Merited Artist of Ukraine.
By means of theatre and music, she creates a unique artistic space of the manifestation of song as a category of life, spiritual category.
She has graduated from M. Leontovych Vinnytsia Music College and Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy (Professor Mariia Tarnavetska's piano class);
She has studied theatre art from Jerzy Grotowski, an outstanding theatre director, at Je. Grotowski Centre in Pontedera, Italy; later – from famous theatre masters: Klim (Volodymyr Klymenko), Serhii Kovalevych, Valerii Bilchenko.
• Representative of Ukrainian traditional singing in all its genres.
• Performer of classical music and contemporary Ukrainian academic music: V. Silvestrov, A. Zagaykevych, V. Poleva, B. Froliak, and others.
• Founder, artistic director and actress of the "Slovo I holoS" (Word and Voice) Theatre Centre in Lviv since 2010.
• Author and leader of the International Theater Festival of Tradition DREVO.
• Actress at the Les Kurbas Theatre (1988-2007), the Non-Governmental Artistic Association "Maisternia pisni" (2003-2010), Ivano-Frankivsk National Drama Theatre.
• Author of numerous music and theatre projects
• Author of a unique method of working with the actor's voice: voice and vocal workshops at Columbia, Pennsylvania, Yale universities (USA), Wales university (Great Britain), teacher at the "Atelier" at Jerzy Grotowski International Institute (Poland).
Leading parts in films:
• "Braty. Ostannia spovid" (Brothers. The Final Confession), director Viktoriia Trofimenko, Award "For the best leading part" at the Moscow International Film Festival;
• feature film "TERA", director Nikon Romanchenko;
• feature film "Mother of Apostles", director Zaza Buadze;
• documentary films "IRMOS", "Povernennia" (Return), director Serhii Tsymbal.
Collaborates with Jerzy Grotowski International Institute (Poland), "Dudaryk" State Choir of Boys and Men (Lviv), Revutsky Academic Male Capella (Kyiv), with musicians: Bohdana Frolyak, Alla Zagaykevych, Yozef Örmény, Yaroslav Mygal, Klaus Kugel, Petras Vishniauskas, Volodymyr Sirenko, Theodore Kuchar, and others.
CD:
• "Homo Ludens"
• "Irmos"
• "Den pershyi" (The First Day)
• "Pisni vitru" (Songs of the Wind)
• "U nediliu rano (Early On Sunday Morning). Soundtrack of the performance"
• "Paskha krasenaia"
Laureate of numerous international theatre festivals, Laureate of the prizes of the National Union of Theatrical Workers of Ukraine, personal prizes of the City Mayor of Lviv and the Lviv Regional State Administration
The National Presidential Orchestra
The National Presidential Orchestra is a state orchestra founded in November 1991. The founder and an Art Director , General Conductor is People's Artist of Ukraine Anatoliy Molotai .

Lev Kolodub, Ivan Karabyts, Yevhen Stankovych, Anatoliy Solovyanenko, the Yavir Quartet, the choir of the National Opera of Ukraine, the Dumka choir and many other performers and musical groups have collaborated with the orchestra.

Today the National Presidential Orchestra is a unique creative team, which combines wind, chamber, symphonic, pop-symphonic parts of the orchestra and Big Band, which allows to use different genres and styles of music art in the most way, and be a representative of the national musical culture of Ukraine in the world musical community.
Dennis Adu Quintet
Dennis Adu Quintet is one of the most prominent and popular jazz bands in Ukraine. Musicians in this band are the best of the best proffesionals, playing its own music and jazz standards such as bi-bop, hard-bop, swing that's being created under the influence of such musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Kenny Dorham, Booker Little, Tad Dameron, Nicholas Payton, Walace Roney.

The quintet leader Dennis Adu is one of the most popular musicians of his generation. He has been awarded the First Prise of International Young Musicians Competition Dо#Dж junior 2009. As a frontman in his band he has released two albums "Influences" (2017) and "Sunlight Above The Sky" (2020). As a sideman –he has recorded more then 20 albums with the Ukrainian and foreign jazz musicians. He also has an extensive tutorial practice at the R. Glier Kyiv Municipal Academy of Music, jazz faculty. The other projects Dennis Adu has been engaged at the moment are: Dennis Adu Quintet, Dennis Adu Septet, Dennis Adu Big-Band, Dennis Dydko's Quintet, Bydy-Band.

At the Festival he is planning to play his latest album Sunlight Above The Sky", and jazz standards being arranged by author.

The Cast:
Dennis Adu - trumpet, flugelhorn,
Dmitry Alexandrov - tenor saxophone
Alexander Malyshev - piano
Alexander Emets - double bass
Pavel Galitsky - drums and cymbals
Alla Zahaykevych
Alla Zahaykevych is a graduate of the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine and the Paris Institute IRCAM. n 1986-1998 she was a member of the folk group "DREVO".

In 1997, with the support of the Soros International Foundation, she founded the first Ukrainian Electroacoustic Music Studio at the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine.

She is the curator of "Electroacoustics", "EM-vision" (since 2003) international projects, head of the Association of electroacoustic music of Ukraine at CIME / ICEM. Mentor of the "Sound around me" international project of electro-acoustic music in Vienna (2019).

Alla Zahaykevych received the "Golden Dzyga" award of the Ukrainian Film Academy in the nomination "Best Composer" (2017). She is also the winner of the expert vote of the "Filmed in Ukraine national competition" in the "Best Composer 2016-2018" nomination.

She is laureate of the O. Dovzhenko, L. Revutsky and M. Lysenko State Prizes.

Winner of the Musica Nova International Electro-acoustic Music Composition Competition (Prague), nominee of The New York Innovative Theater AWARD for music in the "FARE WATER NIGHT" performance of Yara Arts Group theatre (2014).

She is the author of articles in "Ukrainian Musicology", "Organized Sound", "Musiktext", "Music", "Scientific Bulletin of NMAU", "Journal of NMAU", "Critique" scientific publications.
Livio Minafra / Yevgeniya Cherkazova
Livio Minafra

«That of Minafra is a music of exchange and contamination, rich in oriental echoes, of minimalistic contents, with ethnic references. You can define it as jazz but it is a limitative definition. Of course the improvisation, the instantaneousness are the supporting beams» says the journalist Amedeo Furfaro.

Winner of the important Italian "Top Jazz" prize in 2005, 2008 and 2011, Livio Minafra primarily performs solo and has also engaged in many prestigious collaborations as pianist, composer, arranger and accordionist with such groups as the MinAfric Orchestra, Kocani Orkestar, Canto General, Radiodervish…. At the same time he got four music degrees: Classical Piano, Orchestration for Banda and Jazz at Bari Conservatory and Music Composition at Matera Conservatory.

To date he has released piano solo albums 'La Dolcezza del Grido' (Leo Records – Uk), 'La Fiamma e il Cristallo' (Enja Records – De), 'Sole Luna' (Incipit Records – It) and as leader of the Livio Minafra 4et, 'Surprise!!!' (Enja Records – De).

Other important collaborations have included Louis Moholo, Keith and Julie Tippetts, Marko Markovic, Paolo Fresu, Bobby McFerrin, Gianluigi Trovesi, Roland Neffe, Jerry Gonzalez, Frank London, Mario Schiano, Sergej Kuryokhin, Paul Rutherford, Peppe Barra, Lucilla Galeazzi, Michele Lomuto, Daniele Sepe, Fakhraddin Gafarov, Darko Rundek, Aldo Caputo, Michel Godard, Flavio Boltro, Evan Parker, La Villa Barocca, Eugenia Cherkàzova…

At 38 years of age, he has toured and performed on all continents and has recorded for Raitrade, Ed. Il Manifesto, Stradivarius, Incipit and Sud Music (Italy), Enja Records (Germany), Leo Records and Ogun Records (UK).

Livio currently teaches Jazz Piano at Bari Conservatory, Italy.

Yevgeniya Cherkazova

Professor P.I.Chaikovskiy's Kyiv NationaL Academy of Music. The Laureate of All- Ukrainian and International Competitions, nominee of Gran Prix Price (France). The Peoples Artist of Ukraine, Professor, The Head of button accordion, accordion Department of National Academy of Music of Ukraine, the Chamber of accordionist's Grand Accordion founder.
VIKTORIIA POLIOVA
Viktoriia Poliova is a Ukrainian composer, member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine, and Shevchenko National Prize laureate (2018).

She works in symphonic, choral, and chamber-instrumental genres. The early period of Viktoriia Poliova's creativity is associated with the avant-garde aesthetics and polystylistics (ballet "Gagaku", "The Transform" for symphony orchestra, "The Anthem" for chamber orchestra, "Epiphany" for chamber ensemble, cantatas "Horace's Ode" and "The Gentle Light"). Since the late 1990s, her music has been stylistically linked with the so-called 'sacred minimalism' (Arvo Pärt, Henryk Górecki, PēterisVasks, and John Tavener). A significant period of Viktoriia Poliova's creativity is associated with the study and embodiment of the liturgical texts in music.

Viktoriia Poliova's works are performed at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn (Germany), the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival (Austria), the Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival in Minsk (Belarus), the Valery Gergiev Moscow Easter Festival (Russia), the festival "The Chamber Music Connects the World" (Kronberg, Germany), the Dresden Music Festival, the Berlin and Cologne Philharmonic Halls (Germany), the Théâtredu Châtelet (Paris, France), the Rudolfinum-Dvořák Hall (Prague, the Czech Republic), the Concert Auditorio Nacional de España (Madrid, Spain), George Weston Recital Hall (Toronto, Canada), Yerba Buena Theater (San Francisco, the USA), Oriental Art Center (Shanghai, China), Seoul Art Center (Korea), Esplanade Concert Hall (Singapore), as well as festivals of contemporary music in Ukraine, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, France, Poland, the UAE, the USA, Peru, and Chile.

In 2010, along with such composers as Giya Kancheli, Valentin Silvestrov, Leonid Desyatnikov, Aleksander Raskatov, Alexander Wustin, Victor Kissine, and Georg Pelecis, Viktoriia Poliova took part in the international project of Gidon Kremer – "The Art of Instrumentation" dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach and Glenn Gould.

In 2011, Viktoriia Poliova became a composer-in-residence of the XXX Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival (Austria) by the invitation of Gidon Kremer.

Viktoriia Poliova is a laureate of the Art Prize "Kyiv" in honour of Artemy Vedel (2013), the International Competition "Spherical Music" (the USA, 2008), Borys Liatoshynskyi Prize (2005), the All-Ukrainian Composers' Competition "Psalms of The Third Millenium" (the 1st Prize, 2001), and Levko Revutskyi Prize (1995).

Her works have been published by the Swiss publishing house Sordino Ediziuns Musicalas.
The Kyiv Chamber Orchestra
Founded in 1963, the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra has an honored place among the chamber ensembles of the world. In the past, the orchestra was under the direction of such prominent conductors as Anton Sharoev and Igor Blazkov, both distinguished with the highest artistic awards. The members of the ensemble are accomplished musicians bound together by their discipline and their highest level of musicianship and artistic performance.

Since1990 the Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Director is Roman Kofman. The Kyiv Chamber Orchestra has made many recordings and appears frequently on radio and television. It has to its credit ten records and seven compact discs. The Orchestra is equally renowned for performances of traditional classical repertoire as well as contemporary works. Such famous soloists as Gidon Kremer, Steven Izerlis, Liana Isakadze, Natalia Gutman, Elisso Virsaladze, Vladymyr Krainev, Alexei Lyubimov, Boris Pertgamenchikov, Misha Maitsky, Ivan Monigheti, Lucia Aliberti, Viktoria Lukyanets have performed with the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra. Audiences in Eastern Europe, Korea, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, the United States of America, Japan and Mexico have reacted enthusiastically to the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra during its tours in these countries.

During the concert season 2009 – 2010, the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Roman Kofman performed all Mozart's Symphonies at the Lysenko Concert Hall of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. Most of Mozart's Symphonies were performed in Ukraine by first.From 2016 to April 2018, Ukrainian conductor Mykola Diadiura was appointed as Chief Conductor of the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra. In the concert season 2018-2019 Maestro Nicolas Kreuze (France) has been appointed as Principal Guest Conductor of the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra.

From April 2018 Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Kiev Chamber Orchestra is Natalia Ponomarchuk, one of most famous and brilliant Ukrainian conductor.
Aksel Kolstad
Aksel Kolstad, pianist and composer - he had his debut in Carnegie Hall in 2010. Now he is touring much in Asia and Europe. Aksel Kolstad, a Metier Artist in Residence, born 1981 in Oslo – Norway, completed his bachelor degree under Prof. Sigurd Slåttebrekk at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo in 2006. He completed his master degree at the same academy and also with Prof Slåttebrekk, performing George Gershwin's piano concertos. He has performed solo recitals in Tallinn, Latvia, Russia, Portugal, France, England, Germany, Italy, USA, Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland Mexico, Australia, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland. As a soloist with orchestras in Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Norway. He is known for his virtuoso variations on historical music combined with humor / stand up.

Kolstad has performed in most of the biggest chamber music festivals in Norway and has also performed much in Estonia, where he has had a lot of TV and radio performances as well. He had his debut concert in Carnegie Hall in October 2010 with a full house and a standing ovation. Kolstad studied composition with Wolfgang Plagge and has since the age of 17 performed his own virtuoso works for piano solo in many countries all over the world already. He has also conducted many of his orchestral works. American press has called him "The New Victor Borge". Swedish press has called him "The Franz Liszt of our time".
Yuriy Andrukhovych is an iconic figure in modern Ukrainian literature, a leading Ukrainian poet, prose writer, essayist, and Patriarch Bu-Ba-Bu. Lives and works in Ivano-Frankivsk.

In 1985, together with Viktor Neborak and Oleksandr Irvanets, founded the famous poetic group Bu-Ba-Bu (Burlesque-Balagan-Bufonada), which demonstrated a successful example of creating a socio-cultural myth.

He is an author of poetry books "Sky and Squares" (1985), "City Center" (1989), "Exotic Birds and Plants" (1991), "Exotic Birds and Plants with the addition of" India "(1997, 2002) and" Songs for a Dead Rooster " »(2004).

As of the prose he reliesed quite a few: the novels "Recreation" (1992), "Moscoviada" (1993), "Perversion" (1996), "Twelve Hoops" (2003), "instead of the novel" "Secret" (2007), "Lexicon of Intimate Cities" "(2011)," Lovers of Justice "(2018).

Andrukhovych's essays have been currently presented in Disorientation in the Field (1999) and The Devil Hides in Cheese (2006).

Yuri Andrukhovych's poems were set to music by such groups as "Dead Rooster", "Lamentation of Jeremiah", Sigal Spozhyv Spilka, "Back to Old", "Karbido" (Poland) and others.

He has a number of literary awards - the Herder prize. (Alfred Töpfer Foundation, Hamburg, Germany, 2000), Special Peace Prize. Erich-Maria Remarque (Osnabrück, Germany, 2005), Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding (2006) and Central European Literary Prize "Angelus" (Wroclaw, Poland, 2006), winner of the Hanna Arendt Prize (2014, Germany), Medal (2016), winner of the Vilenica Award (2017, Slovenia).


"Son Sovy" (Dream of an Owl) Band

"Son Sovy" band is a carefully weighed mixture of a controlled madness of styles – academic music, jazz, electro. As the members of the band say, it is music for a film which has not yet been shot.

The repertory of the band is original, with the exception of free interpretations of some famous musical compositions, both classical and contemporary ones. The main peculiarity of sound here is a combination of the tenor-saxophone, cello, and synthesizers. In band members' hands, as a famous "Harper's Bazaar" periodical puts it, these instruments create fabulous music at the intersection of classical music, jazz, academic avant-garde, electronics, and even cabaret. Compositions of "Son Sovy" are predominantly instrumental, but there are also vocal ones.

Members of the band are musicians that have taken part in a great number of musical groups and therefore have a substantial touring experience. Yevheniia Smolianinova (cello) is a permanent participant of the First Ukrainian Improvisers Orchestra, QARPA group (Irena Karpa), and her cello can also be heard in the studio recordings of Vopli Vidopliassova, TNMK, Kryhitka, Беz Obmezhen (Without Limits). She has actively collaborated with Ukrainian top projects of avant-garde and modern art, such as UKHO, Radzetski brothers.

Mykhailo Sarana (saxophone) has taken part in such bands as Drum & Tuba Band, Qarpa, Jazz Animal, JT Fresh, Muzychna laboratoriia (Music Laboratory), New Brain Trio, Assai Jazz, Oleg Skrypka and Lybid Orchestra. His performance can also be noted in studio recordings of Fozzi (TNMK), Land Forces Orchestra, Aniko Dolidze.

Kyrylo Tsukanov is the frontman of the band (playback, keys, percussion). For a long time he worked in the Talent Scouting Department (A & R) of EMI, Warner and Universal representative offices in Ukraine. He has collaborated with such performers as Dave Gahan, Placebo, Korn, Andru Donalds, David Guetta during their Ukrainian concerts.

Юрій Андрухович – знакова постать сучасної української літератури, провідний український поет, прозаїк, есеїст, «Патріарх Бу-Ба-Бу». Живе і працює в Івано-Франківську.

1985 р. разом з Віктором Небораком та Олександром Ірванцем заснував знамениту поетичну групу Бу-Ба-Бу (Бурлеск-Балаган-Буфонада), котра яскраво продемонструвала успішний приклад творення соціокультурного міфу.

Автор поетичних збірок «Небо і площі» (1985), «Середмістя» (1989), «Екзотичні птахи і рослини» (1991), «Екзотичні птахи і рослини з додатком «Індія» (1997, 2002) та «Пісні для мертвого півня» (2004).

У центрі прозового доробку – романи «Рекреації» (1992), «Московіада» (1993), «Перверзія» (1996), «Дванадцять обручів» (2003), «замість роману» «Таємниця» (2007), «Лексикон інтимних міст» (2011), «Коханці Юстиції» (2018).

Есеїстика Андруховича на сьогодні видана збірками – «Дезорієнтація на місцевості» (1999) та «Диявол ховається в сирі» (2006).

Вірші Юрія Андруховича були покладені на музику такими гуртами, як «Мертвий Півень», «Плач Єремії», «Sіґал Sпожив Sпілка», «Знову за старе», «Karbido» (Польща) тощо.

Серед низки літературних нагород – премія ім. Гердера (Фонд Альфреда Тьопфера, Гамбурґ, Німеччина, 2000), Спеціальна премія миру ім. Еріха-Марії Ремарка (Оснабрюк, Німеччина, 2005), Ляйпцизька книжкова премія до європейського порозуміння (2006) та Літературна премія Центральної Європи «Анґелус» (Вроцлав, Польща, 2006), лауреат Премії імені Ханни Арендт (2014, Німеччина), Медаль Гете (2016), лауреат Премії Вілениці (2017, Словенія).

Група «Сон Сови» - відома своїм авангардним підходом до музики. Їх твори це суміш контрольованого божевілля з елементами джазу, академічної та електронної музики. Відомі своїми виступами на фестах Atlas Weekend, Respublika, Gogol Фест, Лінолеум Фест, Sound Vision, Porto Franko.

Сон Сови - одні з співзасновників жанру поезофонія. В цьому жанрі виступали з Іреною Карпою, Остапом Ступкою, Майклом Щуром та, власне, з Юрієм Андруховичем.

Гурт "Сон Сови" у складі:

  • Євгенія Смолянінова – віолончель
  • Михайло Сарана – саксофон, голос
  • Кирило Цуканов – ударні, синтезатори
Heinali
Oleg Shpudeiko is a music composer and sound artist who records as Heinali and writes music for games, films, performances, creates sound art installations and performs live shows. Amongst his works is an award-winning music for a video game Bound by Plastic/Sony Santa Monica, SynthTap performance that fuses tap dance and modular synthesis and sound art installations in collections of The National Art Museum of Ukraine and The Museum of Modern Art of Odessa. His latest Madrigals album marries his interest in modular synthesis with his love for Early Music. It was named contemporary album of the month in The Guardian, shortlisted for the Aprize Music Award and featured in top 2020 albums by SLUKH, COMMA, The Attic, The Village Ukraine, See Kyiv, Neformat, Red Bull Ukraine, Beehype, The Claquers. "As if Palestrina composed music for little electric boxes with patch cords. Except it's the boxes that compose music like Palestrina," one reviewer observes. He has been working on a generative polyphony patch for modular synthesis since early 2018, which now provides the structural framework for his live set and next few releases. Heinali's recorded works have been released on Injazero, Sony Interactive Entertainment, The Flenser, Fluttery, NEN and other labels. He has a long history of live performances, including appearances at venues and festivals such as the Zorlu Performing Arts Center in Istanbul; Plivka, Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv; Ukraine's Next Sound festival and Berlin's Akademie der Künste. His live shows are based on generative counterpoint and polyphony techniques in modular synthesis.
NAZGUL SHUKAIEVA
Singer Nazgul Shukaieva is one of the most extraordinary figures on the Ukrainian jazz, academic and underground stage. Nazgul was born in Kazakhstan and she is in love with Ukraine where she has been living for 17 years already.

Nazgul Shukaieva has a rare voice range: from the throat singing to soprano, which allows her to perform authentic folk, jazz and contemporary academic music alike. At present she is the only woman in Ukraine and Kazakhstan who has mastered "kai" – an ancient throat singing technique – combining it with a modern mode of phonation.
Andrzej Jagodziński Trio
Andrzej Jagodziński - Piano, Accordion, French Horn, Composer and Arranger.

His career began in the tradition of classical music and has maintained this interest ever since. Having completed and passed all levels of his musical education on French horn at the Frederick Chopin Institute of Music in Warsaw, he was a member of the Polish Radio and Television Orchestra for five years. During this time, his interests began to include Jazz studios on piano. Within a short time, he would find his own, unique style.

From the onset of his jazz career, Andrzej Jagodziński was sought after by leading Polish jazz bands including Old Timers, Swing Session, String Connection, Zbigniew Namysłowski Quartet, Janusz Muniak Quartet, Quintessence, and the Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski Quartet. In 1987, he began a collaboration with leading Polish jazz vocalist Ewa Bem.

In 1993, he formed his classic-jazz trio which included Adam Cegielski (Acoustic Bass) and Czeslaw (Little) Bartkowski (Drums) who, by using their classical roots and years of jazz experience, created the unique "Jagodziński sound" by combining these two worlds of music.

His critically acclaimed and best-selling album "Chopin" was released in 1994, winning the coveted "Fryderyk" award (Polish Grammy) for Polish Show Business, along with the "Best Record '94" by the readers' poll of Jazz Forum Magazine, as well as the laurel wreath "Melomani '94" award by the Association of Jazz Music Fans in Łódż. This album became Jagodziński's invitation and introduction to the world jazz music scene and confirmed his conviction that creating an artistic path by combining jazz and classical music would be successful.

Recognized by the trio's performances, his compositions created a groundswell of inspiration for classical musicians, instrumentalists, vocalists as well as chamber orchestras. His "Piano Concert in G Minor" for jazz trio and symphonic orchestra was a culmination of his sound and inspiration as well as a classically constructed piece for jazz trio, three jazz vocalists, and classical mixed choir.

A most recent 'Jagodzinian' inspiration resulted in the creation of an album of music by the master of polyphonies, Johann Sebastian Bach entitled "Andrzej Jagodziński Trio–Bach", along with another project utilizing jazz elements and Bach, for jazz quartet and orchestra, both pre-premiered 2020 in Warsaw/Poland.
Avi Avital
The first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy, Avi Avital has been compared to Andres Segovia for his championship of his instrument and to Jascha Heifitz for his incredible virtuosity. Passionate and "explosively charismatic" (New York Times) in live performance, he is a driving force behind the reinvigoration of the mandolin repertory.

Avital's wide-ranging repertoire and inventiveness have led to collaborations with musicians including Ksenija Sidorova, Giovanni Sollima, Mahan Esfahani, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Alice Sara Ott, Andreas Scholl, Dover Quartet, New Danish Quartet, Brooklyn Rider, Omer Klein (jazz piano), Omer Avital (oud/bassist), actress Martina Gedeck and Georgian puppet theatre, Budrugana Gagra. He has been showcased as a "Portrait Artist" with residencies at the SchleswigHolstein Music Festival, BOZAR in Brussels and the Dortmund Konzerthaus (Zeitinsel) and is a regular presence at major festivals such as Aspen, Salzburg, Tanglewood, Spoleto, Ravenna, MISA Shanghai, Cheltenham, Verbier and Tsinandali.

Avital виконав over 100 new works for the mandolin adding new concertos to the repertoire by Anna Clyne, Avner Dorman and Giovanni Sollima and chamber pieces by David Bruce and Elena Kats-Chernin amongst others. Later this season he will give the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Mandolin Concerto with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Krzysztof Urbanski.

An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, his sixth album for the label "The Art of the Mandolin" is released this season and follows recordings of solo Bach (2019), Avital meets Avital (2017) with oud/bassist Omer Avital, Vivaldi (2015), an album of Avital's own transcriptions of Bach concertos and Between Worlds (2014), a cross-generic chamber collection exploring the nexus between classical and traditional music. He has also recorded for Naxos and SONY Classical.

Avital is highly in demand also as a concerto soloist and has performed with orchestras all over the world working with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Osmo Vänskä, Yutaka Sado, Jonathan Cohen, Nicholas McGegan, Omer Meir Wellber, Ton Koopman and Giovanni Antonini. Engagements include the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Orchestre National de Lyon, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Israel Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Residentie Orkest and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. He tours 2-3 times each season in the USA working with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Les Violons du Roy, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and The Knights.

Born in Be'er Sheva in southern Israel, Avital began learning the mandolin at the age of eight and soon joined the flourishing mandolin youth orchestra founded and directed by his charismatic teacher, Russian-born violinist Simcha Nathanson. He studied at the Jerusalem Music Academy and the Conservatorio Cesare Pollini in Padua with Ugo Orlandi. Winner of Israel's prestigious Aviv Competition in 2007, Avital is the first mandolinist in the history of the competition to be so honoured. He plays on a mandolin made by Israeli luthier Arik Kerman.
New Era Orchestra
New Era Orchestra was created in 2007 in Kyiv, Ukraine by Tatiana Kalinichenko, who has been a co-founder, an Artistic director and a conductor of the orchestra ever since.

Bringing together talented Ukrainian musicians of a New Generation, Tatiana Kalinichenko has gathered the real stars, capable of feeling and delivering finesse of their unique style and manner of performance.

New Era Orchestra has worked with the world's most renowned soloists including Joshua Bell (violin, USA), Sarah Chang (violin, USA), Kit Armstrong (piano, USA), Avi Avital (mandolin, Israel-Germany), Christoph Sietzen (percussia, Austria), Andrej Bielow (violin, Ukraine-Germany), Dino Saluzzi (bandoneon, Argentine), Danjulo Ishizaka (cello, Germany), etc.

At the same time New Era Orchestra actively promotes the extraordinary Ukrainian Soloists of New Generation – Kirill Sharapov (violin), Andrii Pavlov (violin), Artem Poludennyi (cello), Susanna Karpenko (folk singer).

New Era Orchestra reveals to Ukrainian audience the names of the composers who have become benchmarks for the world music stage. New Era Orchestra was the first in Ukraine to perform the music of such composers as: John Adams (USA), Philip Glass (USA), Michael Nyman, John Tavener, Max Richter (Great Britain), Avner Dorman (Israel), Iannis Xenakis (France), Takashi Yoshimatsu (Japan), Arturs Maskats (Latvia), etc.

Besides, the orchestra has premiered pieces by Giya Kancheli (Georgia-Belgium), Joaquin Rodrigo (Spain), Yasushi Akutagawa (Japan), Giovanni Sollima (Italy), Vitold Lutoslawsky and Krzysztof Penderecki (Poland), Dobrinka Tabakova (Bulgaria), Peter Breiner (Slovakia) and others.

New Era Orchestra were first to perform at Switzerland's internationally acclaimed festival "September Musical" in 2018, a breakthrough achieved by Ukrainian musicians for the first time for 73 years of the festival's existence.

As a logical continuation of New Era Orchestra's international collaboration the Musical Bridges project has appeared in 2019 under support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, the Austrian Embassy in Ukraine, the Austrian Cultural Forum in Kyiv and "Believe in Yourself Foundation. The "Musical Bridges" project is working on creating prosperous connections between talented Ukrainian and foreign musicians to make Ukraine a part of the global musical space.

In 2019 on the Kyiv Bouquet Stage Festival at the territory of ancient St. Sophia Cathedral of Kyiv was premiered a unique mature project "Ukrainian Seasons" created by Tatiana Kalinichenko at the junction of both classical and Ukrainian folk music.

Their music inspires, breaks down boundaries and stereotypes, expands horizons and awakes vibes of crazy energy for life and creativity.
The Laureates Concert of International Festival "The Chesnut Piano"
"The Chesnut Piano" is a unique international festival, uniting professional musicians and amateurs, children and adults, pupils and their teachers, which mission is to give an opportunity of self realization to the amateurs who adore playing piano: to demonstrate all their musical achievements on the stage , to get closer connections with the professional musicians. The laureates of the festival "The Chesnut Piano" will be presenting their programme at the "Bouquet Kyiv Stage -2021".

The programme:

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ludwig van Beethoven
Fryderyk Chopin
Kosenko Victor
Bortkevich Serghiy
Shamo Igor
Liszt Ferenc
Rachmaninoff Serghiy
THE KYIV CHAMBER CHOIR
The choir was founded in 1990. The participants of the choir are professional singers who have graduated from Ukrainian musical academies and universities. The director of the choir, Mykola Hobdych, is an alumnus of the Kyiv Conservatory. Programmes of the choir are comprised of the national and foreign music of the Mediaeval and Baroque periods, Classicism, Romanticism and Contemporary music.

The Kyiv Chamber Choir has given over a thousand and a half concerts on the stages of 21 countries of the world:

The USA, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine.

The choir has performed in Carnegie Hall (New York), Washington National Cathedral, Concert Hall of George Mason University (Washington); Roy Thompson Hall and George Weston Recital Hall (Toronto); ВВС Concert Hall (London); in Notre-Dame and other cathedrals in the cities of France (Paris, Rouen, Reims, Amiens, Strasbourg, Chartres, Nancy, Le Havre, Lille, Dieppe, Metz); The Church of the Holy Cross (Warsaw); The Philharmonic Societies of Utrecht, Rotterdam, Amsterdam (Сoncertgebouw), Berlin, Minsk, Moscow (Chaikovsky Concert Hall), Kyiv; Berliner Dom; Tivoli Concert Hall, Marmorkirke and Domkirke (Copenhagen); Oscars Church (Stockholm); opera theatres of Minsk and Kyiv.

Reviews of The Kyiv Chamber Choir performances were published in "The New York Times", "The Washington Post", "The Glasgow News", "Normandie", "Der Tages Spiegel Berlin", "Műnchener Merkur", "Copenhagen Post" (Denmark), "Holos Ukrainy" (The Voice of Ukraine), etc.

The choir has released 50 CDs with recordings of national and foreign music, the majority of which was recorded for the first time.

The Kyiv Chamber Choir Library was created on the basis of the choir, with a collection of sheet music – national choral music scores from the Mediaeval period till modern times. The library catalogue numbers over two hundred titles, including twelve full collections of works by Ukrainian composers, published for the first time.
Ujif_notfound
Ujif_notfound (electronics) - художник нових медіа, музикант, у 2007 р. заснував проєкт Ujif_notfound. Співзасновник першої школи new media art – BLCK BOX. Засновник артпростору Kontrapunkt. Резидент лейблу експериментальної музики KVITNU.Основним напрямком діяльності є створення мультимедійних систем на основі алгоритмів кінетичного зв'язку між людиною і програмою.

"Живі" виступи засновані на генерації звукових і візуальних потоків в режимі реального часу. Використовуючи написані попередньо програми (патчі) Ujif_notfound створює унікальний аудіо-візуальний простір, який існує тільки під час виконання, і точне відтворення якого майже неможливе. Такий підхід має широке функціональне використання для створення інсталяційних інтерактивних середовищ в будь-яких просторах, як фізичних, так і віртуальних.
PHOTINUS STUDIO
PHOTINUS STUDIO was founded by painters and musicians Lera Polianskova, Heorhii Potopalskyi, Maks Robotov and Ivan Svitlychnyi.

The studio mainly deals with the development and creation of light, sound, interactive installations and objects, making scenarios and direction of multimedia shows, mapping, work with VR, digital technologies and art.

Projects of the studio co-founders took part in the international art exhibitions:
The Venice Biennale, transmediale Vorspiel (Berlin, Germany), Digital Cultures (Warsaw, Poland);
Music and lights festivals: Strichka Festival (Kyiv), Ostrov Festival (Kyiv), Kyiv Lights Festival.
A series of projects was created on request of companies SigmaBleyzer, Motorola, INTEL, Kyiv City State Administration (music and light show of the fountains at Maidan Nezalezhnosti, restored in 2017).
Edward Sol
Edward Sol is a sound artist and sound director. He started to record experimental music, soundtracks and radio plays in the 90s. Since 2001, he has brought out about 50 releases on vinyl records, CDs and cassettes on record labels in Europe, Britain and the USA.

His works include music for theatre and cinema, collaborative albums with such masters of experimental music as Frans de Waard, Brume, Lasse Marhaug, Howard Stelzer, Altar of Flies, Alan Courtis and others.
He owns several recording companies: Sentimental Productions, Quasi Pop and Village Tapes.

In musician's work specific methods, practices and features typical of the XX century futurism such as perceived dynamics, hardness, disregard of standards and rules, voluntarism, non-academism, undisguised expression, etc. occupy an important position.

In addition, artist's basic technique is a "retro-futuristic" method, typical of avant-garde musical tradition of the 40-50s of the XX century, which includes sound editing, magnetic film montage, noise composition, sound art.
Mykhaylo Drobot
Dancer's repertoire:

  • James (H. Levenshold's "Sylphide")
  • The Clown ("Swan Lake" by P. Tchaikovsky)
  • Benvolio ("Romeo and Juliet" by S. Prokofiev)
  • The Bandit (Yu. Shevchenko's "Pinocchio")
  • Franz's friend ("Vienna Waltz" by Strauss)
  • Military leader ("Julius Caesar" to the music of O. Respighi)
  • Indian dance ("Bayaderka" by L. Minkus) and others.
Yulia Moskalenko
Winner of the II Prize of the XII International Ballet Competition in Seoul (South Korea, 2019).

In 2011 she graduated from the Kyiv State Choreographic School and was accepted into the ballet troupe of the Taras Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine.

In the repertoire of the dancer:

  • Odette - Odile, pas de trois, The Bride ("Swan Lake" by P. Tchaikovsky)
  • Princess Aurora ("Sleeping Beauty" by P. Tchaikovsky)
  • Giselle, Pas de deux, Monna (A. Adana's Giselle)
  • Cinderella (S. Prokofiev's Cinderella)
  • Clara, the Spanish Doll, The Shepherdess (P. Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker)
  • Aegina (A. Khachaturian's "Spartak")
  • Clariss ("Lady with Camellias" to the music of LV Beethoven, I. Brahms and other composers)
  • Gerda ("Snow Queen" to the music of P. Tchaikovsky and other composers)
  • Pa de trois, jumpe ("Bayaderka" by L. Minkus)
  • Girlfriend, Street Dancer ("Don Quixote" by L. Minkus)
  • Pakhita, Soloist in the Grand Prix from "Pakhita" by L. Minkus
  • Clara ("Viennese Waltz" by Strauss)
  • Water Mermaid ("Forest Song" by M. Skorulsky)
  • Clemens ("Raymond" by O. Glazunov)
  • Odalisque ("Corsair" by A. Adana)
  • Soloist ("Class Concert" to the music of O. Glazunov, O. Liadov, A. Rubinstein, D. Shostakovich)
  • Juliet ("Radio & Juliet" on music of Radiohead)
  • The Seventh Waltz, Mazurka ("Chopiniana" by F. Chopin) and others.

She has toured in Japan, Canada, China, Germany, Russia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, France and other countries.
Mykyta Sukhorukov
Honored Artist of Ukraine (2017).
Laureate of the International Competitions of Ballet Dancers: I Prize and Gold Medal Winner at the II International Competition of Yuri Grigorovich "Young Ballet of the World" in Sochi (2008, Russia), III Prize at the XII International Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers in Moscow (2013). ).

He graduated from Donetsk State Choreographic School (2005, teacher Yu. Tsybulsky) and Kyiv Choreographic College (2008, teacher - Honored Artist of Ukraine E. Kaigorodov).
Since 2008 – the ballet soloist of the Kyiv Municipal Opera and Ballet Theater for Children and Youth, since 2013. – the ballet soloist of the Taras Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine.

Dancer's Repertoire :

  • Prince Siegfried ("Swan Lake" by P. Tchaikovsky)
  • Albert (A. Adana's Giselle)
  • Prince, Paris ("Cinderella", "Romeo and Juliet" by S. Prokofiev)
  • Basil, Solor ("Don Quixote", "Bayaderka" by L. Minkus)
  • Jean de Brienne (O. Glazunov's Raymond)
  • Golden Slave ("Scheherazade" by M. Rimsky - Korsakov)
  • The young man ("Chopin" on the music of F. Chopin)
  • Perelesnyk ("Forest Song" by M. Skorulsky)
  • Figaro (Mozart's "The Wedding of Figaro")
  • Franz ("Vienna Waltz" to the music of Strauss)
  • John ("Greek Zorba" by M. Theodorakis)
  • Stepan (K. Dankevich's "Lily")
  • Alexander ("Lady with Camellias" by LV Beethoven, I. Brahms and other composers)
  • Kai ("Snow Queen" by music by P. Tchaikovsky and other composers)
  • Miller ("El sombrero de tres picos (Triangular hat)" MD Falli)
  • Busgos ("Nights in the Gardens of Spain" MD Falli)
  • Naked ("For two hares" by Yu. Shevchenko)
  • Julius Caesar (ballet of the same name by O. Respighi)
  • Dante (ballet of the same name to the music of various composers)
  • Daphnis (M. Ravel's "Daphnis and Chloe")
  • Koroviev ("The Master and Margarita")
  • Hunter ("Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" by B. Pavlovsky)

He has toured Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Romania, Japan, South Korea, Greece, Austria, and Hungary.
Alter Ratio
Alter Ratio Сontemporary Music Vocal Ensemble ("alter ratio" from Latin – another way of thinking) was founded in 2010 with the purpose of performing solo, ensemble and choir pieces of the ХХ – ХХІ centuries. The ensemble considers the extension of boundaries of classical vocal performance and the acquaintance with unconventional vocal techniques and stage experience its main task.
Alter Ratio is a school where alternative awareness of performing, which is flexible and agile, open to everything new in the sphere of solo and choir singing, as well as to audacious experiments in composition and directing, is formed. The ensemble takes part in the following festivals: International festival "Kyiv Music Fest" (Kyiv), International Easter Assembly (Kyiv), "Contrasts" (Lviv), "Doncult" Forum (Kyiv), Viktor Ikonnyk All-Ukrainian Festival of Chamber Choir Art (Kyiv), "GogolFest" (Kyiv), New Music Festival at the Book Arsenal. In addition, it takes part in various projects of the Culture and Education Centre Master Klass, Mystetskyi Arsenal, "Ukho" (The Ear) music agency.
Since its establishment, the ensemble has performed a considerable amount of premieres of musical pieces written by Ukrainian and foreign composers, including M. Baranauskas, L. Berio, B. Britten, V. Germanavichus, M. Kolomiiets, B. Kutavičius, G. Ligeti, S. Luniov, R. Mažulis, М. Monk, G. Pelēcis, K. Penderecki, F. Poulenc, А. Pärt, S. Reich, О. Retinskyi, J. Tavener, M. Feldman, M. Shalygin, О. Shymko, and others.
In 2013, the ensemble won a Grand Prix of the Victoria International Vocal and Choir Festival-Competition (Kyiv). In 2013−2014, a CD with works by a contemporary Ukrainian composer Sviatoslav Luniov "The Noel Consort" (concert for the choir inspired by traditional Christmas songs) was recorded. In 2017, the ensemble released a CD "Mariologia" with works by contemporary Ukrainian composers − Maksym Kolomiiets (Ukraine), Sviatoslav Luniov (Ukraine), Oleksii Retynskyi (Ukraine/Austria), Maksym Shalygin (Ukraine/The Netherlands).
Artistic director – Olga Prykhodko
YEVHENII STASINEVYCH
Yevhenii Stasinevych is a Ukrainian literary critic and scholar, radio- and TV host, member of the Shevchenko National Prize Committee, curator of the literary stage at Bouquet Kyiv Stage.

Yevhenii has a perfect ear for literature and is considered an indisputable authority in the sphere of literary criticism, he possesses a brilliant knowledge of the Ukrainian and World Literature, he defines and forms a contemporary Ukrainian literary canon, inculcates Ukrainian readers with good taste in literature and literary awareness. He could have been an outstanding fiction character himself, the one who traded his soul to the devil in exchange for his genius and fantastic success, but the Evil One has nothing to offer him except what Yevhenii already has.

Yevhenii Stasinevych is a curator of the first literary stage at the Bouquet Kyiv Stage festival, he has selected its participants, set the themes and issues for the discussions, shaped the concept of nightly poetry recitations in the way for each event to become iconic. So guests of the festival can't but hold their breath and savor their involvement in the creation of the history of contemporary Ukrainian literature.
Martynov Anton
Martynov Anton Petrovych ( born on August,6th 1988, Kyiv) is a Ukrainian business men, coowner and director of publishing agency Nash Format (2012 -2019). In 2016 by New Time magazine was included into The People of a New Age list for the popularization world's best sellers in Ukraine.

Today he is actively working in his private publishing agency Laboratoriya , which is specializing in non-fiction literature.
Vitold Shablovsky
Vitold Shablovsky is a journalist and a reporter from Poland. He was mastering journalism and politology at Warsaw and Istanbul Universities. His internship was at the CNN broadcast company in Turkey.

Back to Poland he has started his career at ТВН24 TV Channel. In 2006 he had joined the Gazeta Wyborcza team and then worked at Dzien Dobr ТВН agency.

He recieved series of awards for some of his reportages. In 2007 –Melchiora Award was given to his article about the unknown face of Turkey. In 2008- Amnesty International Award for the material «It's comes out of love, sister», that tells about the dramatic events from lives of Turkish women, victims of abuse. In 2011 – became a Winner of the Beata Pavlyak Award and was nominated for his book «The murder from the town of apricots», «Reportages from Turkey «with the «Nike» literature Award. The idea behind those books came out from meeting with the terrorist Mehmet Ali Ağca and his family.

Vitold Shablovsky's articles devoted to the Turkish aspects of life were rewarded with the European Parlament Award. Together with his wife Isabella Maze he wrote the book "Our new PNR". In 2014 he published the book "Dancing bears". In 2016 he published series of memoires of Volyn tradegy vitnesses which was translated by Andriy Bondar and was published in 2017 under new name "Machine guns and cherries. Stories about nice people from Volyn" in VSL Publishing Agency." In 2020 his book "how to feed the dictator was released. The book tells us the life stories of five the bloodiest dictators of XX Century through the memories of their chefs.
Khaddad Katrina
Khaddad Katrina - poetess, amateur-translator from Arabic.

She was born in the tiny town of Karlo-Libkhnetivsk (Soledar), Donetsk region in 1978. She spent her childhood years in Kharkiv and Damask(Syria). Graduated from Kharkiv National University, named by V Karazin, where she`s got her degree in philology and later in 2004, a Ph D in Ukrainian literature. Also she is graduated as a Master in clinical psychology from Kyiv Institute of

Psychology and Therapy in 2020.

The Laureate of Smoloskip Literatire Award (2006,2007), she was published in various magazines, almanakhs and antologies. The author of "The night of Strangers"(2018) book, which was listed as the best book of the year by PEN version and also got into the short rating list The Litaccent of the Year-2018. Her poetry has been translated into Polish, English, Lithuanian and Hebrew. Mother of two sons. Currently is working and living in Kyiv.
Marichka Paplayskaite
Marichka Paplayskaite is the Editor-in-Chief of the Reporters online magazine, сo-founder of The Ukrainians group of publishings, the reporter, editor and media coach. She is also an author of a very interesting book " The God of amazing people and other sinners"
Natalya Gymeniuk
Natalya Gymeniuk – ukrainian journalist and writer who is specialising in international politics and conflicts. As independent correspondent she has been highlighting the main political and social issues in more than 50 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia, South Africa, America and post soviet countries. She has been collaborating with the Ukrainian and international publishings. 2001-2011 she worked with TV broadcasting channels such as Novy Canal, ICTV, Channel 5, K1, Inter. 2013 – 2020 –she was a special reporter for Hromadske TV Channel, 2015-2019 – the head of Ukrainian Journalists Initiative for creating social broadcasting in Ukraine and Hromadske international. Since 2020 she is a Editor-in-chief at the news department for strategic planning at Syspilne Movlennya. She is also the author of the book «Maidan Takhrir. In search for a lost revolution»( 2015) which tells about what was happening in arabic world just right after arabic spring» and The lost island. The book of reportages from occupied Crimea»( 2020), where she describes what was happening in Crimea during 2014-2019.
Oleg Sentsov
Oleg Sentsov - Ukrainian film director, screenwriter, writer.

Winner of Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, Barbara Goldsmith American PEN Prize for Freedom to Write, and Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine. He was illegally imprisoned by the Russian Federation May 2014 and sentenced by a Russian court to 20 years in prison. Released in September 2019 as part of an exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

Author of collections of short stories "Life" and "Marketer", novels "Buy a book - it's funny", "A friend is also worth buying". As well as a two-volume edition of "Chronicle of one hunger strike. 4 and a half steps", which includes a collection of short prose and a prison diary, which the author kept for 145 days of hunger strike.
Olexandr Mykhed
Olexandr Mykhed – the writer, the art projects curator, who is specializing in literature. Selected essays and fragments from his books have been translated into more than ten languages. He also is an Art Director of ArtHuss Publishing Agency. As a Chief Editor he has supervised more than twenty works, being published. The author of books "Amnesia"( 2013), "Pontuizm"( 2014, the BBC Book of The Year-2014, long list), "Astra"( 2015 , the BBC Book of The Year-2015, long list),art-book "Darkness" ( in cooperation with Sonya Melnyk, 2016), book of stories "Transition", non-fiction research "To see in order to be seen: reality show, reality novel and revolution on line and "I'll mix your blood with charcoal. To understand Ukrainian East"( 2020, Nash Format Publishing Agency) – by the end of 2016 he had travelled six series of Donetsk and Lyhansk region, trying to understand what is life there is all about now, also doing some research on stories being sealed in archives. The first edition of his book was sold out in less than in a month.
Gerasimiyk Olena
Ukrainian poetess, writer, activists, volunteer. Paramedic of volunteer medical battalion Hospitaliers. She is the author of the books The Deafness , The execution calendar, The Prison Song.

She was given a For Saving Life State Award ,for her personal courage she demonstrated while defending the country souveregnty and territorial wholeness , for her serving to Ukrainian people.
Olga Dubchak
Olga Dubchak – has a Ph D in philology, an editor, a literature editor, an audio editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the Vikhola publishing agency
Ostap Slyvynsky
Poet, translator, literary critic, essayist.

Author of the poetry collections The Sacrifice of the Big Fish (1998), The Noon Line (2004), The Ball in the Dark (2008), Adam (2012), and The Winter King (2018). Books of selected poetry were published in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Russia. Poems and essays have been translated into 18 languages.

Author of the text to the alternative guide to Lviv Awesome Lviv (Kyiv: Osnovy, 2016, together with Anna Protsuk). Compiler of the bilingual Ukrainian-Bulgarian anthology "Ukrainian Poetic Avant-Garde" (2018; together with Oleg Kotsarev and Yulia Stakhivska), the anthology of modern essays "The Ark" Titanic "" (2020).

Translates fiction and non-fiction from English, Belarussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Polish, Russian. Among the authors that he translated were Derek Walcott, James Tate, Czeslaw Milosz, Andrzej Stasiuk, Olga Tokarchuk, and Georgi Gospodinov.

He was the program director of the International Literature Festival at the Publishers' Forum in Lviv (2006–2007), co-coordinator of the Days of Translation Festival (Kyiv, 2015). In 2016–2018, he was a curator of a special project "Stories of Otherness" (a series of public interviews with writers and intellectuals who had experienced social exclusion) at the Publishers' Forum in Lviv. Since 2019 he has been supervising the project" Live Stage "(on stage readings of modern European drama). He has participated in many literature and translation events in Ukraine and abroad, as well as being a performer and co-author of synthetic art projects and poetic films. As a vocalist in partnership with singer Ulyana Gorbachevskaya, he performed in ethno-jazz projects

He has a numerous awards such as: Laureate of the Literature Prize "Greetings of Life" named after B.I. Antonych (1997), the Prize of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine for the best translation of the year from Polish (2007), the Hubert Burda Prize for Young Poets from Eastern and Central Europe (2009), the Lesia and Peter Kovalev Foundation Prize (2013), Merits to Polish Culture "(2014), LitAccent Book Prize (for the book" Winter King ", 2018), special award of the Lviv Prize - UNESCO City of Literature (for the translation of Olga Tokarchuk's novel" Books of Jacob ", 2020). He also was a finalist of the Literary Prize. Joseph Conrad twice (2013, 2015).

As of now, he is a member of the editorial boards of the literary journal "Porównania" (Poznan), scientific collection "Problems of Slavonic Studies". Vice President of the Ukrainian PEN.

He recieved Ph.D. of Philological Sciences.He is a teacher of Polish language and history of Polish literature at Lviv National University. Ivan Franko, a lecturer at the Ukrainian Catholic University and the Center for Literature Education (Litosvita).
Petro Yatsenko
Petro Yatsenko was born in Lviv in 1978.He is an author of ten books of prose.
Also Petro Yatsenko teaches creative writing.

Besides, he was a participant of Gaude Polonia programme,where under the curation of a Nobel Prize Winner well-known polish novelist Olga Tokarchuk got his The Laureate of "Bank Austria Literaris" programme award.

Petro Yatsenko has been nominated to some other national literature awards,such as "New Authors " for his novel "The God of Yogurt" and ""Smoloskyp" for his story "Marianna or the Bodkhi Tree".

His novel "The morons are back" was played on stage by Chernigiv`s Molodizhnyi Theatre in 2016. His other novel "Don`t hear.Don`t say.Don`t see" received the highest award from
The City of Literature UNESCO (2018)
Petro Yatsenko`s "The Magnetism" and "Lviv Saga" has been translated into Polish language.
Gorikha-Zernya Tamara
Gorikha-Zernya Tamara – is a Ukrainian writer. Her book " The Daughter"(Dotsya)- 2019 ,was nominated with The BBC Book of the Year Award. She is also well known for her activity as a volunteer.

Since 2014 she has been volunteering in the war zone ATO and was given a special Diploma by the Mayor of Kyiv.

"The Daughter"(Dotsya) is the first novel ,written by this author. First it was published by Bilka publishing agency. The book tells us what was happening in 2014 during the war conflict at the Eastern part of Ukraine.

The movie, based on this story is planning to be released.
Ivan Ivashchenko
Ivan Ivashchenko
Candidate of Philosophical Sciences. PhD student at Martin Luther University (Halle, Germany). Translator (English, German, Italian).
Among the translated authors: Gumbrecht, Agamben, Vico, Fichte, etc.
Ivan is currently working on the first Ukrainian translation of Arthur Schopenhaver's The World as Will and Imagination.
Борис Філоненко
Borys Filonenko is an art critic, curator of the Kharkiv gallery Come in, a teacher at the Kharkiv School of Architecture and co-founder of IST Publishing.
This year, Boris oversaw the Second Biennial of Young Art, which took place in Kharkiv.
Maksym Strikha
Maksym Strikha is a Ukrainian scholar, public and political figure, translator, writer; Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, professor.

He has graduated from Taras Shevchenko State University of Kyiv, the Faculty of Radio Physics. Since 1983, he has worked at V.Ye. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, NAS of Ukraine. He is the author of a consistent theory of optical and recombination transitions in real semiconductors with defects, deformations, heterogeneous composition.

Since the early 1980s, he has been keen on literary translation. His acquaintance with Hryhorii Kochur has made a great impact on the formation of M. Strikha as a translator. M. Strikha has translated poetry and prose written by Dante, Chaucer, Marlowe, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Poe, Swinburne, Whitman, Dickinson, Stevenson, Kipling, Yeats, Th. S. Elliot, Heredia, Bunin, Brusov, Gumilyov, Mandelstam, Márai, Miłosz, Khadanovich, other classical and contemporary authors.
He has written a book of poetry "Sonnets and Octaves" (1991), two literature monographs, numerous literary reviews and articles on literature. In translation studies, he has defined and substantiated a concept of nation forming function of Ukrainian literary translation.

Since the end of the 1980s, he has participated in public and political life. He took part in the foundation of Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Language Society (a member of the first composition of its auditing committee, elected in 1989), and was a member of the first democratic convocation of Kyiv City Council (1990—1994).
Andrii Bachynskyi
Andrii Bachynskyi is a Ukrainian writer, famous for his books for children and teenagers.
Andrii was born in Kalush in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. In his childhood, he had two passions – for reading science adventure books and construction of various radio sets. He graduated from the faculty of radio engineering of Lviv Polytechnic National University. But, eventually the first childhood passion won and electrical appliance design engineer turned into a children's writer. His first book "Ostap and Darynka's Incredible Adventures" came out in 2011. Two parts of a popular children's adventure book "Detectives in Artek" were published in "The Old Lion Publishing House") in 2014 and 2017.
In 2015, Andrii Bachynskyi's book for teenagers "140 Decibels of Silence" ("The Old Lion Publishing House") won the Book of the Year ВВС literary award in "Children's book of the year" category.
Valeriy Puzik
Valeriy Puzik is an author, scriptwriter and director.
He wrote the books "Homeless Hounds", "Monolith", "I Saw Him Alive, Dead, And Alive Again", "Mine. Morning Report", co-author of the book "Our Cats. Blindage".
A book for children "Delphi and Wizards" was published in 2021. It is the first book in the series under the same title. The genre is fantasy.
Valeriy works with different literary genres and forms, writes poetry. Forthcoming is a poetry collection "Tymchasovo ne vstanovleni" (Temporarily Unidentified).
He is a laureate of numerous literary competitions, his texts have been distinguished by the "Smoloskyp" (Torch), "Hranoslov", Oles Ulianenko literary award, Ukrainian Short Story competition, Open Ukraine and "Coronation of the Word".
Valeriy Puzik lives and works in Odesa.
Oksana Zabyzhko
Oksana Zabyzhko – a Ukrainian writer, poetess, essayist and intellectual public figure.

In her books Oksana Zabyzhko mostly emphasize national identety and gender issues. The first novel by Zabyzhko The field research of Ukraininan sex, is one of the apologetic texts in Ukrainian literature of post-soviet times. Proffesional philosopher and culturologist , she writes her essays in non-fiction genre . She also relates to Ukrainian history of 20th century. The most popular according to Ukrainian and foreign critics is her novel The Museum abandoned secrets (2009), which was translated into six languages, - the family saga , where free main Ukrainian history epoches exist – the years of World War II, the 70-ies , and the early 2000. She brings a lot of attention to UPA (Ukrainian Rebell Army), demonized by soviet historiography. The main feature of her writing is its addressing to the world , aiming it not only to the internal audience, but availability to the western reader.

The famoust book by Oksana Zabyzhko is a non-fiction one - Notre Dame d'Ukraine: Ykrainka in the conflict of myphologies. ( 2007). In this unprecedental for Ukraine intelectual best seller , firstly through the women's figure of Lesya Ykrainka, ukrainian cultural history has been re-thinked over from the other pos-colonial point of view. Secondly Zabyzhko describes the role and consciousness of Ukrainian upper-class ( gentry).

With Oksana Zabyzhko's name is closely connected expansion of contemporary Ukrainian literature into the world. He books were translated into more than 20 languages , published in Austria, Bolgary, Itally, Iran, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Russia, Romania, Serbia, USA, Hungary, France, Croatia, Czech Republic and Sweeden.
Sofi Oksanen
One of the most awarded literary authors in Scandinavia and translated into more than 40 languages, Finnish-Estonian novelist and playwright Sofi Oksanen (b. 1977) is an icon of her field. Called a "literary phenomenon" by The Times, Oksanen has since her international breakthrough novel, Purge, proved time and again that she is a mistress of human drama, incorporating historical and contemporary issues that move the reader. The Dog Park is Oksanen's sixth novel.

Awards

Shortlisted for the Fedora Opera Prize 2021 Medal of Honor by the Ukrainian Association in Finland Finland 2021 Chevalier Medal of Honour by Ordre des Arts et des Lettres France 2019 Nominated for The New Academy Prize in Literature Sweden 2018 Shortlisted for the Ambassador of Finnish Culture award (The Culture Gala of the Century) Finland 2017 Longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award Ireland – Kun kyyhkyset katosivat When the Doves Disappeared 2017 Shortlisted for the Young Aleksis Literature Prize Finland – Norma Norma 2016 The Budapest Grand Prize Hungary 2013 The Swedish Academy Nordic Prize Sweden 2013 Order of the Lion of Finland – the Pro Finlandia Medal Finland 2012 The French Bookseller's Prize France – Puhdistus Purge 2012 Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award Ireland – Puhdistus Purge 2011 Shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize UK – Puhdistus Purge 2011 Shortlisted for the Prix Médicis France – Puhdistus Purge 2010 The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana (IV class) Estonia 2010 The European Book Prize France – Puhdistus Purge 2010 The Nordic Council's Literature Prize The Nordic Councils – Puhdistus Purge 2010 The Prix Femina Étranger France – Puhdistus Purge 2010 The Prix du roman Fnac France – Puhdistus Purge 2010 The Runeberg Award Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2009 The Finlandia Award Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2008 The Kalevi Jäntti Prize Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2008 The Mika Waltari Award Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2008 The SSKK Recognition Award Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2008 The Kristiina of the Year Award Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2008 The Great Finnish Book Club Prize Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2008 Shortlisted for the Runeberg Award Finland – Stalinin lehmät Stalin's Cows 2004
Tamara Trunova
Since 2011, Tamara Trunova has worked in the Theatre of Drama and Comedy on the Left Bank of the Dnipro, and she has been the Chief Director of the theatre since 2019.

In 1999-2004, she studied at Kyiv National Linguistic University to be a translator. In 2008, she graduated from Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema And Television University, where she studied at the faculty of directing, course of the People's Artist of Ukraine, People's Artist of Russia, professor Eduard Mytnytskyi. Tamara combines her creative work with teaching (in 2008-2013 – in Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema And Television University, at Eduard Mytnytskyi's directing course; since 2018 she has worked as an artistic director of the directing course). Since 2011, she has worked in the Theatre of Drama and Comedy on the Left Bank of the Dnipro, and she has been the Chief Director of the theatre since 2019. In 2016 and 2018, she was in the jury of the International Edinburgh Fringe festival (Great Britain). In 2016, Tamara Trunova won in the theatre programme "Taking the Stage". Her performance "Sasha, Take Out the Rubbish" after Nataliia Vorozhbyt's play took the 1st place in the rating "Kyivskyi Rakhunok-2017", while "Bad Roads" after Nataliia Vorozhbyt's play – the 1st place in the the rating "Kyivskyi Rakhunok-2018". Tamara Trunova was awarded with a diploma "For the Elegance of Direction" for the play "Passenger in a Suitcase" at the I All-Ukrainian Les Kurbas Festival of Young Directors (2012). Her performance "Bad Roads" won in the II All-Ukrainian Theatre Festival and Award "GRA" in the categories: "Best drama performance", "Best musical accompaniment", "Best directing" (2019). As the author of the "Ulun" play Tamara Trunova took part in the "Lubimovka" Young Russian Playwrights Festival in 2017 and was awarded with a special jury prize. "Kyivska Pektoral" Theatrical Prize: "Tom Sawyer" performance was nominated for "Best performance for children" (2008); "Passenger in a suitcase" performance, based on U. Hub's play "Meet at the Ark at Eight" (2012) became a laureate in the category "Best performance for children"; "Two Little Ladies Head North" performance was nominated for "Best chamber performance" (2013).

Performances staged by Tamara Trunova in the Kyiv Academic Theatre of Drama and Comedy on the left bank of the Dnipro:

"Tom Sawyer", Yar. Stelmakh's play based on Mark Twain's novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", 2008

"Passenger in a Suitcase" after U. Hub's play "Meet at the Ark at Eight", 2012

"Two Little Ladies Head North" P. Notte, 2013

"Closer…" P. Marber, 2015

"Without a Dowry. Version" after O. Ostrovsky's play, 2016

"House on the Edge of the Soul" based on D. Nigro's play "Iphigenia", 2018

"Bad Roads" N. Vorozhbyt, 2019

"Two-Year Warranty" based on S. Peltola's play "A Humane Man", 2019

"Every Brilliant thing" D. Macmillan, 2020

"Home" N. McCartney, 2021
Maryna Smilyanets'
Maryna Smilyanets' – a Ukraiinian playwriter.

She was born and live in Kyiv. She graduated from Kyiv Colledge of Theatre and Cinema as actress of dramatic thatre ( V.Kino workshop). She obtained her Master and Bachelor Degree in "playwriter of thatre and cinema and TV" at Kyiv Karpeno Karyi National University of Thatre , Cinema and TV in 2018.

She received her first award from "Coronation of the Word"competition for the childrens play "The Country of Serious" in 2015. In 2018 the First Award in nomination Plays from "Coronation of the Word" was achieved for her "Dogs House". She was a participant of "The Week of Actual Play" in 2015 and 2018. She is the author of various articles and reviews about cinema and theatre for "Dzerkalo Tyzhnya" magazine and on-line magazine Ÿabi .

Currently is working as a Deputy Director for Theatre on Mykhailyvska (Kyiv).
Anastasia Lavrenyshyna
The scriptwriter and a writer, she has graduated with Honor from Karpenko- Karyi University of Theatrical Arts as The Drama Director, specializing in cinema and television. For some time she worked as a script writer, advertising department copywriter and creative producer.

In 2018 first debuted as a writer. Her teenager`s fantasy had won the "Write the book about me" competition and as a result the book "The Dense Wood "appeared..The same year another victory was achieved at the 'Espresso. "The Readers` Choice". Now her "The Witch and Grey Wolf story" is about to be continued….

Together with her husband Anatoliy Lavrenyshyn she is working on children`s interactive fairytales "Lovely Zhuzzha" as well

During past 8 years they also have been working together on the script for the full size animation film "Victor-Robot". In 2020 this animation received the People`s Choice Award from Odessa Cinema Festival and special award from the cinema critics community "Kinokolo"

It has been planning to be released in 2021 in theatres of Ukraine

Sha also has some other outstanding prizes and awards, such as The Word Coronation, "Korneychuk`s Award" etc.
Anatoliy Lavrenishyn
Anatoliy Lavrenishyn is a director and animator, a participant and winner of international feature film and animated film festivals, such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and the International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand. His works include short films "Next", "White Crow" and "The Shop of SongBirds", which received a wide festival acclaim and "Best animation film" award at the Tehran International Short Film Festival, a special award of the FARCUME Film Festival (Portugal) and special jury prize at the KROK International Animated Film Festival (Ukraine).
Andrii Bachynskyi
Andrii Bachynskyi is a Ukrainian writer, famous for his books for children and teenagers.

Andrii was born in Kalush in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. In his childhood, he had two passions – for reading science adventure books and construction of various radio sets. He graduated from the faculty of radio engineering of Lviv Polytechnic National University. But, eventually the first childhood passion won and electrical appliance design engineer turned into a children's writer. His first book "Ostap and Darynka's Incredible Adventures" came out in 2011. Two parts of a popular children's adventure book "Detectives in Artek" were published in "The Old Lion Publishing House") in 2014 and 2017.

In 2015, Andrii Bachynskyi's book for teenagers "140 Decibels of Silence" ("The Old Lion Publishing House") won the Book of the Year ВВС literary award in "Children's book of the year" category.
Halyna Tkachuk
Halyna Tkachuk is a writer, literature expert, teacher. She was born in Khmelnytskyi on August 27, 1985, and now lives in Kyiv. She studied Literature and History of Literature at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", and researched the image of the city in children's literature during her postgraduate studies. She worked as an editor of the literary supplement to "Odnoklasnyk", a magazine for teenagers. In addition to her work in the BaraBooka team, she taught Ukrainian Language and Literature, as well as Fundamentals of Creative Writing to younger students of an alternative school. Since 2017, she has been an inspirer and head of the literary club "Napysator". Halyna has invented and written stories since her childhood. She has a thing about squirrels.

She is the author of tales for children "Window to the Dog" (2011), "Evening Shops of Voloska Street" (2014), "Squirrel Beans and Midnight Pozhyraka" (2019), picture books for beginning readers ("Easter Picknick", "The Swing under the Maple Tree", "Blue Box", "Green Squirrel", "My Most Silent Book"), collections of stories "Thirteen Tales in the Dark" and educational books "School Studies" and "Book About Garbage" (in co-authorship with teenage authors).

Halyna Tkachuk has collaborated with "Ranok" publishing house since 2017. She is the editor of a thoughtful series for self-regulated reading "Chytalnia".

Halyna won the first prize of the All-Ukrainian "Zoloty leleka" (Golden Stork) competition for best books for children and "Zolota pir'inka" (Golden Feather) distinctions from "Anheliatko" (Little Angel) children's magazine. Halyna Tkachuk won the "Gaude Polonia" scholarship of Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Olha Silakova
Olha Silakova is a teaching methods specialist at the Laboratory of Children's Reading of the National Centre "Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine". She is a writer, literature expert, popularizer of reading, curator of book spaces of the project of children's reading support "BaraBooka. Ukrainian Children's Book Space" in Mystetskyi Arsenal and Museum of Science of the Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Olha is a philologist, a Ukrainian language and literature teacher by profession. She graduated from Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University. She completed a writing course at "Litosvita. Centre for Literary Education".

Olha Silakova has written reviews of modern books for children and teenagers, articles in "Bibliotechnyi forum" (Library Forum) and "Livyi bereh" (Left Bank) periodicals.

She took part in the development of a partnership kids programme for the Book Arsenal Festival, reading promotion events within the framework of the educational NEOsvitnii Arsenal festival, "The Alphabet Kingdom of Wizards and Angels" festival of books for children, and "Kids Forum" festival.

She joined the team of authors-compilers of the supplement of recommendations for Ukrainian readers of the book "How to Raise a Reader" by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo.
Tetiana Stus
Tetiana Stus (Shcherbachenko) is an author of books for children, literature reviewer, editor. She was born in the Luhansk region in the family of teachers on February 21, 1976. Continuing her family tradition, she graduated from Luhansk Taras Shevchenko Pedagogical Institute, and was supposed to become the third generation teacher in her family. She worked at school in Luhansk for a while. Then she moved to Kyiv in 2001. She worked as a journalist, department editor, assistant chief editor ("Knyzhnyk-review", "Kyivska Rus" magazines), chief editor ("Soniashnyk" (Sunflower) magazine for children).

She studies History of Ukrainian children's literature at Shevchenko Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
ART WORKSHOP
The Art Workshop of Dim Master Klass, which has been conducting various master classes for children and their parents for already 10 years, has prepared a number of interesting creative tasks specifically for the festival. The artists will help your kids put into practice their most daring fantasies and artistic ideas, so they will go home enthused, and with the masterpieces crafted with their own hands.
Olena Zaretska
Olena Zaretska is a painter. She was born in Kyiv in 1984.

She completed her studies at the ceramics studio of State Art School in 2002.
At the art academy, which she finished in 2008, Olena Zaretska studied to be a graphic designer.
She had worked as a designer in the office till 2010 and has been a freelancer ever since.
In 2011, Olena created her own studio of handmade albums and books.
She had acquired the experience of interior decoration of walls in apartments and houses in 2010-2016.
Olena Zaretska visited plein air events in Dahab (Egypt) and Ukrainian cities in 2017-2019.
She has regularly conducted master classes for adults and kids since 2019.
Since 2020, she has conducted a blog o_zaretks about exhibitions, painters (herself included) on Instagram.
Olena has been a participant of numerous Ukrainian exhibitions.
For the last three years, she has worked with watercolour techniques, black-and-white graphics, mixed techniques.
Olena Zaretska has been a participant of plein air art events in Ukraine and Italy.

Olga Kondratska
Olga Kondratska is an architect, designer, painter.
She was born in Kyiv. At present, she lives in Budapest, Hungary.
In 1999, she graduated from the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture.
In 2003, she founded "Olga Kondratska" private architectural studio.
In September 2014, she became a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Olga Kondratska's artistic work includes many projects in the field of architecture, design and interior decoration, which have been successfully implemented in Europe, Asia, North and South America.
Artist's paintings are available in the collections of National Museums, as well as in private collections in Ukraine, Italy, the USA, Singapore, Hungary, France, Brazil.
Olga is the author of the "Heart" metal sculpture installed at the Southern Railway Station in Kyiv.
On October 9, 2018, Olga Kondratska's art exhibition "Rika zhyttia" (The River of Life) opened at the National Museum of Taras Shevchenko.
On March 1, 2019, with the facilitation of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine, a contemporary art exhibition "The River of Life" was presented at the United Nations Office.
The River of Life art project is unique in its concept and implementation. A collection of paintings each of which is entitled "The River of Life" includes over a hundred items. They demonstrate beautiful phenomena and moments of Nature, abundant on our Planet, which the artist has seen, felt and put on canvas.
They are also reflections of the artist's inner world, her mental state and her attitude towards life. In one of the art series demonstrated at the exhibition in Milan, the paintings are selected in a specific way, so that everyone can find an ideal combination of colors, capable of filling them with vital energy.
"The River of Life" exhibition inspired Olga to conceive and implement the idea of the "Atelier Kondratska" into life. This project presents a specific blending of art and fashion, when exclusive and unique dresses are made due to the use of prints and silk fabric from Italian manufacturers, their quality and character, as well as individual approach to each client.
No doubt, this project is intended for charismatic women.
Tamara Romanova
The painter, the founder and the teacher at Art-Studio "Nova"for children and adults.

Ukrainian Art Exhebitions Curator, IWS ( International Watercolour Society) Coordinator.

Participant of various Ukrainian and International Exhebition in Italy, Switserland, Hungary , Slovak and Czech.

Organization of watercolor master classes by famous Ukrainian artists , Kyiv.

Organization of personal workshops for children and adults, Ukraine - Italy

Co-organizer of watercolor plein airs and master classes , Ukraine, Italy, Austria and Spain.

Scenic Decorator of children's ballets for the choreographic studio RELEVE and musical shows for Broadway Kids Studio.

Art director of children's international festivals in the "Young Guard" camp, Odessa.
Svitlana Bragina
Svitlana Bragina is an actress and a founder of the Bragina Acting Studio.

In 2011 she graduated from Kharkiv National Kotliarevskyi University of Arts, her specialty being dramatic theatre and cinema actress. She has worked in such theatres as Mutabor, Post Play and Suzirya, and acted in different performances based on the plays of classical and contemporary authors. Svitlana has worked in such projects as "Papanki" (Dads), "Taxi", "Zdaietsia budynok bilia moria" (Beach House for Rent) and others.

In 2013 Svitlana Bragina founded a children's theatre studio. During the eight seasons of its work the studio has released a great number of performances with the participation of children, including "Scarecrow", "A Dog Door", "Anne Frank", which discuss topical themes – bullying, animal cruelty, children at war, and others. There are also humorous performances "Treasures From the Island of Man-Eaters", "Dunno and His Friends", "Zooland"; in these performances children managed to create vivid characters, amusing spectators with their sincerity. Each year the studio gives charity performances, collecting funds for the children of the "Crab" charitable foundation. Studio performances have taken part in All-Ukrainian festivals, such as "Joy Fest", "Festival of Amateur Theatre", "Sanych", and others, and received the awards.

Annually, the studio organizes traditional Carol-singings in Lviv and Kyiv – this allows children to master acting in a street theatre. During the festival, we will introduce children exactly to this type of theatre. Such theatrical performances are characterized by an expressive form, representative characters, exaggerated acting, humorous plots with jokes about the present day. If the spectators enjoy the performance, they will be able to express their gratitude to the actors with sweets or coins. Children are always looking forward to this moment.
Detibezseti
We are an art and theater studio. Our goal is to develop the creative thinking of kids. Art is not just the ability to speak or draw well. Our children are looking for answers to the questions: "Who am I?", "Why am I doing this?", "Why do I like something and not something?". Art when you are a child is, first of all, a way to understand yourself, a way to fight children's fears and find your place in the world. The child's ability to see and understand the properties of color and shape expands consciousness and gives the child the opportunity to look at the world more broadly and think more holistically. The feeling of plasticity of the body will increase self-confidence, will help to feel free among strangers.

We are inspired by the art of different centuries, authors, theaters, artists, musicians, we learn to look for their style, themselves in the boundless world of art.
The founders of the studio are Tanya Mytalnikova and Ihor Mytalnikov.
Tanya M. is an artist who graduated from NAOMA; Igor M. - actor, musician, graduated from the University. Karpenko-Kary.
A new world for bezseti children was opened in 2020. Detibezseti took part in events such as:
master class within the "School of Traditional Music";
Non-educational Arsenal 2020 – master class on creating an art collage with children "Meeting of Malevich and Pryimachenko";
A master class at the Mystetsky Arsenal as part of the exhibition dedicated to the Tile-Goritsvit Parasti;
Master class and creation of the location "Hide and Seek" within the festival "Plastic wood";
Master classes and location of "ORCHESTRA" at the Big Children's Day at the Green Theater, Odessa;
Conducting an art part in the art camp of the Green Theater, Odessa (July, August);
Master class "Houses-EXTERVERTS" within the project "Neighborhood" in Syretsky Park;
Master class in Samosad, Kiev.

We conduct art and theater classes for children as part of the course, create art project-classes Vytvorenki, summer camp for children, work on an exhibition of children's drawings, art projects, plays, performances, make products (postcards, bags, stickers) with children's drawings .

Oksana Svyzhak
Oksana Svizhak was born in Lutsk on December 18, 1986.

Education:

2002-2005 – student at Taras Shevchenko State Art School, department of painting.
2005-2011 – student at the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture, art studio of professor V.I. Hurin.
2011-2016 – teacher at Kyiv National University of Technology and Design (college)
In 2010, she became a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

Prizes:

2007 – Laureate of the V. Shatalin Prize. National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture.

2008 – Laureate of the V. Zaretskyi Prize. National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture.

2009 – Laureate of the V. Puzyrkov Prize. National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture.

2010 – Laureate of the M. Derehus State Prize.

Since 2007 she has been a permanent participant of art exhibitions, international exhibitions, projects, symposiums, plein air events;

Oksana Svizhak has been a participant of numerous exhibitions (including 5 personal ones) in Ukraine, Poland, Canada, the USA, Great Britain and Germany.

Her works can be found in:
The Art Museum in Lutsk, Ukraine.
The Historical and Archaeological Museum in Rzhyshchiv, Ukraine.
The Museum of the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture ( Kyiv).
The Art Museum in Ostróda, Poland.
In private collections in Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, England, China, Serbia, Canada and the USA.


    Lina Fedorenko
    Lina Fedorenko is an architect, painter, designer.

    She was born on January 21, 1973 in Brest (Belarus) and has been keen on art since she was 4 years old or so. From the age of 7, she started going to various art schools and studios.

    Lina received 1st place diploma for the first time in Mexico, at the age of 8.

    She has lived in Kyiv since 1984.

    Lina Fedorenko has finished Taras Shevchenko State Art School, and graduated from the Art Institute (now National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture) where she studied to be an architect and painter.

    Over 20 years she has worked on private projects in architecture, interior design and design of objects.

    Lina Fedorenko is extremely interested in various developments and techniques in visual and applied arts. She has created a lot of designer objects and items of furniture for her interiors. Together with her sister Natalka, who is also an architect, she has carried out two art projects, one of which is entitled "Transcription" and is based on old embroideries. The project took part in the design week in Bologna (Italy) and was displayed in Kyiv several times. The other project is entitled "Hrinio" (designer clothing).

    Lina has been a participant of watercolours exhibitions in Ukraine, as well as two personal exhibitions of watercolours and graphics.

    The world is infinitely interesting and abundant in fabulous ideas. I hope, I'll have enough time to enjoy it!
    Andrii Naboka
    He was born in Kyiv.

    1996-2003 - studied at the Taras Shevchenko State Art School.

    From 2003 to 2010 he studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in the studio of Professor AM Lopukhov. In 2009 he joined the youth section of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

    The works are presented in private collections in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Portugal, USA, Canada.

    Participant of numerous plain airs in Ukraine and abroad.

    Exhibitions:

    2002 - Personal exhibition in the gallery "Art Hut";

    2003 - "Artist's Day-2003";

    2006 - "Dot with a comma", Chernivtsi, Regional Art Museum;

    2006 - Ivano-Frankivsk, Regional Art Museum;

    2006 - Chernivtsi, Regional Art Museum;

    2007 - Personal exhibition in the gallery "Art Hut";

    2008 - All-Ukrainian Christmas Exhibition, NSU, Kyiv;

    2009 - "Art Arsenal" in the gallery "Circle", 2010 - "Indposhiv" in the gallery "Artist";

    2010 - "Kyiv Spring" in the gallery "Art Hut";

    2010 - Personal exhibition in the Presidential Fund of Leonid Kuchma "UKRAINE";

    2010 - Prague, Zuzuk Galery;

    2011 - Exhibition in the museum of Lesya Ukrainka. Kyiv;

    2011 - Solo exhibitions in Rochester and Buffalo, USA.

    2013 - Solo exhibition in Paris,

    2014 - Solo exhibition in Limey, France

    2015 - Solo exhibition in Paris

    2015 - Personal exhibition at the Hungarian Embassy, Kyiv

    2017- Personal exhibition in "Jakubska gallery", Prague

    2017- Project at the "Institute of Contemporary Art"

    2018- Exhibition in the gallery "Voloshin gallery"



    Alina Haieva
    Alina Haieva is a painter from Dnipro, now residing in Kyiv.
    She was born on November 2, 1986.
    In 2010, she finished Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, her specialty is architecture.
    2011-2016 – curator of a bookstore gallery "Chorna yashchirka" (Black Lizard) (Dnipro),
    2016-2017 – curator of the project "Ukraine EXISTS" (UNO Headquarters) – a project of honest documentary account of the events at Donbas and promotion of the young Ukrainian art abroad (the United States of America, Canada).
    Co-founder of the GA.EVA Ukrainian clothing brand since 2017.
    Alina's artistic works are marked with precise stylistics, recognizable lines and boldness of colour solutions. Her painting technique reminds of the integration of graphic means on canvas. Alina Haieva's works are admirably laconic and emotionally intensive.
    Alina Haieva has been a participant of multiple exhibitions (13 of which are personal) in Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Lviv, Berlin, Geneva, Chicago, and New York. She has taken part in the international plein air events: 2017 – "Ukrainian Impressionism" painting plein air event, Normandy, France;
    2016 – Painting plein air event commemorated to 150 years of Kaunas Theological Seminary, Kaunas, Lithuania.
    Alina Haieva is a participant of the «Kolyskova kraina" (Lullaby Country) project (art director and artist).



    Alika Malonog
    Alika Malonog is an environmentalist, psychologist, business coach, MBA, artist, traveller.

    She is a sculptress and a painter, and her personal projects and exhibitions include:

    2020 "Bears" – the Line M Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2018.

    "Iceland Calls" – the Loft KOOT Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2018.

    "Serefers" - City Swell, Kyiv, Ukraine.

    Alika has participated in many national and international exhibitions, including Burning Man, GogolFest, "Vyrobnyky mrii" (Dream Makers)

    Curator of art projects at 2020 Artefact – a virtual art residence, which deals with instruction and creation of art objects in the virtual reality.

    Curator of 2019 "Dream Makers" Festival (plein air event and making of fire sculptures, Kyiv).

    Organizer and participant of the International symposium on small form ceramics, the Dubourgs family estate, 2018

    Member of the Union of Sculptors-Ceramists in the World

    Member of the international association of Ceramiс Artists in the Unit city\ Fabricator team.

    Organizer of the Z-Kids children's camp within the framework of Z-Games Festival.

    Producer of the Nature Creative Camp cultural and educational programme.

    Dmytro Prykhodko
    Dmytro Prykhodko was born on June 23, 1977 in Murmansk. He is Ukrainian.
    He is a director, scriptwriter and producer, Kyiv.
    2019-2020 – producer of the animated almanac "Kolyskova kraina" (Lullaby Country).
    2016-2019. – director of commercials
    2011-2016. – editing director at the "Showtime" documentary film studio
    2010-2011. – director and script writer of the feature film "Rock'n'Ball"
    2009-2011. – chief director of the "К-1" channel
    2007-2009. – student at the International Higher Film School in Lodz, Poland (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna im. Leona Schillera w Łodzi (PWSFTViT)), department of film directing
    2004-2007. – director of the "Promo and Design" department at the К-1 TV channel 2003-2005.
    - student at Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, faculty of TV directing, studio of V.M. Artemenko
    2001-2003. - anchorman and head of the creative department at the "Nashe Radio" radio station, Kyiv
    1996-1997. – cartoonist at the "Borysfen" studio of animated films

    FILMS:

    2011 – feature film "Rock'n'Ball" (script writer, producer). World premiere of the film at the film market took place at the Cannes Film Festival (France).
    Film-participant of the "Molodist" Festival (2011)(Special event)
    Competition programme of the Cottbus Film Festival (2011р.) (Germany)
    2012 – documentary film "DNA-Portrait of the Nation" (editing)
    2014 – documentary film "Planet of the Apes. Where Do Smart Kids Disappear" (co-director)
    2015 – documentary film "Code of the Nation" (co-director)
    2015 – documentary film "Common Zombies. How Lies Work" (