Kyiv 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. Kyiv Trio is a stunning and virtuosic musical partnership.
The main work in their programme is Schubert’s Trio No. 2 in E-flat major for piano, violin, and violoncello, D. 929. This magnificent music was one his last compositions, completed in November 1827 and published in late 1828, shortly before his death. It was first performed at a private party and was among the few of his late compositions that Schubert heard performed before his death. It is a comparatively larger work than most piano trios of the time. Many will remember the main theme of the second movement from its use in Stanley Kubrick‘s 1975 film Barry Lyndon.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
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. “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.
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 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 Kyiv.
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.
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.
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.
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. Volodymyr 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. 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.