Oleksandr Kozarenko
composer, pianist and musicologist

Biography:

Was born on 24 August 1963 in Kolomyja (Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine). Graduated from the Kyiv State P.Tchaikovsky Conservatoire (now Kiev National Music Academy of Ukraine), where he studied piano with Prof. V. Vorobiov and composition with Prof. M. Skoryk. Continued his postgraduate studies in musicology with Prof.I. Liashenko. PhD (Candidate of sc.) in musicology (1993). Doctor in musicology (2001).
Winner of the All-Ukrainian M.Lysenko Competition of Pianists (1984), Diploma Winner of the All-Ukrainian Competition of Chamber Ensembles (1986), Winner of the State L.Revutsky Prise (1996) and M.Lysenko Prize (2001) in the field of composition. Since 1992 has been lecturer of composition and music history at Lviv M.Lysenko High Musical Institute (now Lviv Music Academy). Since 2000 has been its Vice-Rector.
Main genres: symphonic, opera, ballet, chamber-instrumental, vocal and theatre music. His works has been the repertoire of the famous groups and performers of Ukraine (Ensemble "Kyiv Kamerata", Kyiv quartet of saxophonists, orchestra "Virtuosos of Lviv", capella "Trembita" and oth.) and has been performed on international festivals in many countries of the world: "Melos-Ethos" (Bratislava), "Days of the Krakow Composers Music", "Contrasts" (Lviv) and "Two Days and Two Nights of New Music" (Odessa).
As pianist, he pays special attention to performance of Ukrainian music of XX century, first of all as duet player with violinist Lidiya Shutko. As art critic he is concerned with the problems of national character of the Ukrainian professional composers creative work.

Works:

2001
"INVENTIONS FOR 4 MELODIC INSTRUMENTS" for two violins and two cellos - (MP3)
"ROMANCE" for clarinet, trombone, cello, piano - (MP3)
"SINFONIA ESTRAVAGANZA" for strings
1999-2000
"LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOME" for the mixed choir
1998
"DAVID'S PSALM" for choir and orchestra
1997
"TIME FOR REPENTANCE", chamber opera on verses by Ukrainian poets of 17-18 centuries for soloists and orchestra
"SONATA QUASI UNA FANTASIA" for violin and piano
1996
"ORESTEIA", melodrama after Eschilos' tragedies (Ukrainian traduction by Andrij Sodomora) for reciter and instrumental ensemble
"PASSION OF OUR GOD JESUS CHRIST" for reciter, soloists, choir and chamber orchestra
1995
"FOUR PRAYER SONGS TO VIRGO MARIA" for soloists, women choir and orchestra
1994
"PIERROT'S DEATHLY LOOPS", chamber cantatÓ for contra-tenor and instrumental ensemble - (MP3)
"ORO" for string ensemble
"CHANSON TRISTE" in commemoration of W.Lutoslavsky for organ and strings
"OSTROZ'KY TRIPTYCH" for choir
"DON JUAN FROM KOLOMEA", ballet after L. von Zacher-Mazoch
1989/94
CONCERTO for violin and orchestra
1992
"5 VESIL'NYKH LADKAN' Z POKUTTIA" (5 wedding songs from Pokuttia region) for voice and chamber ensemble
1991
"CONCERTO RUTHENO" for chamber ensemble
"EPISTLES", 4 symphonic fragments
1990
"CONCERT PIECE" for flute, synthesizer and strings
QUARTET for 4 instruments
"CHACONNE" for symphony orchestra
"KONZERTST▄CK" for chamber orchestra
1989
"MICROSCHEMES", chamber cantata for soprano, dulcimers and percussion
PASSACAGLIA ON A GALITIAN THEME for organ
"PYSANKY" (Easter eggs' paintings), cycle for piano
1988
"HIRMOLOGION" for strings