I am a classical composer. I write vocal, choral, instrumental music for all types of ensembles. Presently at work on a chamber opera based on the short story by Russian avant-garde writer Daniil Kharms.
Born in Ukraine, immigrated to US in1993. Attended Brooklyn College (BA), Manhattan School of Music (MM, DMA, 2003). Premieres in 2009: Dialogues for piano and Yamaha Disklavier at Northeastern University, Boston, MA; Six Miniatures and Four Fragments for clarinet and cello at Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC. Performances in 2010: Four Seasons for chamber orchestra by Freisinger Chamber Orchestra in Boston, MA, 2010. Premieres 2014: Red Snail on the Snow for koto and cello at Tenri Cultural Institute and at Spectrum, NYC; Premieres 2015: Silent Swallow for Japanese sho, at Tenri Cultural Institute; Hues of Summer for clarinet and piano, at Tenri Institute; Premieres 2016: Chernivtsy Overture, for student orchestra, in Chernivtsi, Ukraine; Three Songs on Poems by Philip Larkin at SourceSong Festival in Minneapolis, MN. Premieres 2017: In the World of Shadows for solo violin at Tenri Cultural Institute; Tracing Schumann for solo piano at First United Methodist Church in Stamford, CT. Six Miniatures and Four Fragments broadcast on WKCR at Late Night atNational Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY, April 2017.
Awards: Cantate Chamber Singers competition winner,2004; Pharos Music project -selected composer, 2005; Robert Helps Prize, 2009. Publications: 'Constructive role of polyphony in the symphonies of Dmitri Shostakovich' - three scholarly articles published by DSCH Journal. Lectured: University of South Florida, 2009, on Russian avant-garde music of 1920-1930.
I would like my music to stir the listener emotionally, but not in a sentimental or old-fashioned manner. I love humor. I embrace many techniques and modes of expression and seek fresh ideas and harmonies.
Describe your music
My music is multifaceted. I have written scores for piano, organ, violin, clarinet, voice, choir, electronics, percussion ensemble, trios and duos, large chamber ensembles, string quartets, incidental music, orchestra, Japanese instruments. I'm currently working on a chamber opera and would like to consider writing for dance, if the opportunity presents itself.
Interested in collaborating with
Dancers, opera companies.