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Music at the Library: Kiev Trio

November 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 15th


$20 members / $30 nonmembers

Kiev Trio

Nazar Pylatyuk, Natalia Khoma

and Volodymyr Vynnytsky

Violin, Cello and Piano    

Kiev Trio brings together three virtuosos from a similar background – violinist Nazar Pylatyuk, cellist Natalia Khoma and pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky. They are all Ukrainian-born and international competition winners. Each has an established and distinguished career as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, and each has appeared with major orchestras and on premier chamber music series throughout the United States and Europe. Kiev Trio is a stunning and virtuosic musical partnership.

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Nazar Pylatyuk is the First Prize winner at Yankelevych International Competition in Russia (2011), Laureate of Karl Flesh (2003) and Mykola Lysenko International Competitions (2007) and a Gold medal holder of the Academy of the Arts of Ukraine (2010).

Nazar has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician throughout USA, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic and Ukraine.

As a soloist, Nazar has had a pleasure to work with such eminent conductors as Vladimir Spivakov, Saulus Sondetskis, Bohuslav Davidoff, Cheslav Grabovsky, Zigmund Richerd, V. Sirenko, S. Burko, V. Kozhuchar, I. Yuzyuk,V. Suvochip.

He often performs with Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra,  “Kiev Soloists”, “Lviv Virtuosi”, Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, “Academia” Chamber Orchestra and has collaborated with such noted musicians as Myroslav Skoryk, Shlomo Mintz, Alexander Brussilovsky, Volodymyr Vynnytsky, Natalia Khoma, Robert Kanetti.

“His talent – boundless, his playing astounds .. “ describes  Nazar’s performance newspaper “Eskelstuna Kompiun” (Sweden).

Nazar Pylatyuk was born in 1987 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. Mr. Pylatyuk began violin studies with his father Ihor Pylatiuk going on to receive his Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Doctorate degrees from the Lviv State Academy of Music. While a student at the Academy, Nazar was awarded by Lviv City Council as the “Best Student of the Year”, he was a Presidential Grant holder. The Hero of Ukraine, composer Myroslav Skoryk dedicated to Nazar  Pylatyuk his Concerto No.7 for violin and orchestra. From 2008-2011 Mr. Pylatyuk was a Concertmaster of Opole Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Poland).  He was the youngest concertmaster in the history of this orchestra. Nazar Pylatyuk is a founding member of Kiev Trio with cellist Natalia Khoma and pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky. Nazar Pylatyk is a Merited Artist of Ukraine (the state honorary title of decoration awarded by Ukraine for outstanding achievement in the performing Arts) and a soloist of Organ Hall in Kiev.

Natalia Khoma is an internationally renowned cellist. Since winning the All-Ukrainian competition, Khoma has won top prizes at the Budapest Pablo Casals International Competition, Markneukirchen Competition in Germany, and the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, as well as First prize at the Belgrade International Cello Competition.

A native of Lviv, Ukraine, Ms. Khoma studied at Solomia Krushelnytska School for gifted children with Evhen Scpitzer, at the Moscow Conservatory with Natalia Shakhovskaya and in the United States, received an Artist Diploma from Boston University under the direction of Leslie Parnas.

The first and only Ukrainian cellist to become a laureate of the Tchaikovsky Competition, Natalia Khoma has since distinguished herself as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras throughout Russia, as well as the U.S., Canada, South America, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Eastern Europe, South Africa and the Middle and Far East.

She has performed as a soloist with such leading ensembles as the Berlin Radio Orchestra, Moscow Radio Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukrainian National State Symphony Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble of New York City Symphony Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and has had solo recitals in Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow), Carnegie Hall (New York), Jordan Hall (Boston), Schauspielhaus (Berlin), Palais des Beux Arts (Brussels), Amphitheatre Richelieu de la Sorbonne, Salons de Boffrand de la Presidence du Senat  (Paris), Philharmonic Big Hall of Columns (Kyiv) and in a host of countries across the globe. She is often invited to appear at international festivals in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Canada, Ukraine and the U.S. among others.

Natalia Khoma has been hailed around the world as “technically dazzling”, “intense, brilliant, and with perfect structure”. She also has been praised for “the precision of her executions, Slavic Zen, full warm cello tone….and, what a drive!” Natalia made her first public appearance on TV at age ten and performed her first concerto with orchestra at age thirteen.

Ms. Khoma has been a professor at the Lviv Conservatory in Ukraine, Roosevelt University College of Music in Chicago, Michigan State University and was a visiting professor of the University of Connecticut School of Music. In 2011 she was appointed Artistic Advisor of the Music and Art Center of Greene County, New York.

Natalia Khoma is an Honorary Professor of Lviv State Academy of Music, Odesa State Music Academy and Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (Kiev Conservatory).

In 2010 Natalia was featured on a Grammy nominated CD for the Dorian Sono Luminus label. She has also recorded for NHK-TV (Japan), Naxos, TNC/Cambria, Blue Griffin, IMP, Dorian, Centaur and Ongaku labels, as well as for Ukrainian, Russian, German, Spanish, Serbian, Israeli and Hungarian Radio and Television and has appeared on WNYC-FM in New York, WGBH-FM in Boston and CKWR in Ontario (Canada). For several years she played on famous Stradivarius cello.

In addition to her performing activities, Natalia is an Associate Professor of Cello at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC and Director of the Charleston Music Fest. Natalia serves as organizer of the Children and Music Foundation, which provides musical training, instruments and financial aid to young, gifted Ukrainian students in need.

  Internationally renowned pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky is laureate of the Margueritte Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris. Vynnytsky has performed with leading orchestras and appeared in solo recitals in many prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, the Phillips Gallery in Washington D.C., the Great (Bolshoi) Hall at the Moscow Conservatory, the Theatre Champs d’Elysees, Amphitheatre Richelieu de la Sorbonne, Salons de Boffrand de la Presidence du Senat in Paris, St. John’s Smith Square in London, Philharmonic Big Hall of Columns (Kyiv), Odessa Philharmonic Theatre in Ukraine, Tsai Performance Center (Boston), Teatro de Santa Isabel in Recife, Brazil,  Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg and Baxter Theatre Centre Concert Hall in Cape Town, South Africa among many others.

A popular television and radio guest he has also been featured on NHK-TV (Japan) and in the Unite States on WQXR-FM in New York, and nationally on NPR. Recital and chamber music appearances have included guest invitations in numerous International Festivals in Ukraine (Kyiv Music Fest, “Virtuosi”, “Contrasts”, “Bridge of Alexandre III”), France (Masters de Pontlevoy, “Les MusiCimes”, “DSCH”), Brazil(“Virtuosi”), Curacao (Art in Avila), Canada (Niagara International Chamber Music Festival), Czech Republic (“American Spring” Festival) and USA (Artosphere Arts Festival, Chamber Players International, LWMF, Mohonk Festival of the Arts, Windham Chamber Music Festival, Southampton Festival of the Arts, Lake San Marcos Chamber Music Society, Music Mountain in Connecticut, Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston , Rachmaninoff International Festival in Los Angeles, “Music at the Institute” in New York and Art Center of Greene County, where he has served as artistic advisor and resident pianist since 1996.

Described by critics as possessing “incredible technique and deep musical understanding”, “The pianist is simply superb!” (American Record Guide), Volodymyr’s recent performance in Charleston, South Carolina earned him a glowing review in The Post and Courier, titled, “Ukrainian pianist delivers excellence”, in which his playing is hailed as “a grand display of skill and precision that was breathtaking”.

Born in Lviv, Ukraine, Volodymyr Vynnytsky studied at the Lviv Music School for Gifted Children and later at the Moscow Conservatory. After earning his doctorate from the Moscow Conservatory under the direction of Yevgeny Malinin, he taught at the Kyiv Conservatory and concertized extensively throughout Ukraine, the other republics of the former Soviet Union, Europe, the USA, Canada, Central and South America and South Africa.  Vynnytsky has been a visiting member of the piano faculty in SUNY at Purchase, NY and at the University of Connecticut.  In 2003 he was appointed Music Director of the Music and Art Center of Greene County, New York. Volodymyr Vynnytsky is an Honorary Professor of Lviv State Academy of Music, Odesa State Music Academy and Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (Kiev Conservatory). In October 2012 and 2015 Volodymyr served as a Chairman of the Jury of the Emil Gilels International Piano Competition in Odesa, Ukraine.

Volodymyr Vynnytsky is a Director of Chamber Music at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.


November 15, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm