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Stankovych, Yevhen (b. September 19, 1942, Svalyava). Ukrainian composer of stage, orchestral, chamber, and choral works that have been performed across Asia and Europe very successfully; he is one of the most famous Ukrainian composers.

Prof. Stankovych studied composition with Adam Soltys at the Lviv Conservatory from 1962-63, and with Borys Lyatoshynsky (1965-68) and Myroslav Skoryk (1968-70) at the Kyiv Conservatory.

From 1970-76, he worked as an editor for Muzychna Ukraina, the lone music publisher in Soviet Ukraine. Since then, he has been Professor of Composition at the Ukrainian Music Academy (formerly the Kyiv Conservatory).

Prof. Stankovych has received many honors and prizes, most notably the Taras Shevchenko State Prize for his Symphony No. 3 in 1977; the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers judges recommended his Chamber Symphony No. 3 in 1985.

In addition to the works listed below, he has composed numerous film scores.


Street address: Prof. Yevhen Stankovych, Reytarska St., 25 - 9 Kyiv-34, Ukraine

Telephone: + 3804 4228 3448


STAGE: When the Fern Blooms (folk opera), soloists, folk chorus, small orchestra, 1978-80; Olha (ballet legend), 1982; Spark (ballet), 1983; Prometheus (ballet), 1985; Vikings (ballet), 1999

ORCHESTRAL: Overture, 1968; Concerto, cello, orchestra, 1970; Sinfonietta, 1971; Fantasy on Ukrainian, Armenian and Lithuanian Folk Tunes, 1972; Verkhovynska (symphony), 1969-73; Symphony No. 1, Sinfonia larga, 15 strings, 1973; Symphony No. 2, Eroica, 1975; Symphony No. 3, I Strengthen Myself (text by Pavlo Tychyna), baritone, mixed chorus, orchestra, 1976; Symphony No. 4, Sinfonia lirica, string orchestra, 1977; Symphony No. 5, Symphony of Pastorals, violin, orchestra, 1979; Chamber Symphony No. 3, flute, strings, 1983; Symphony No. 6, Dictum, small orchestra, 1987; Chamber Symphony-Concerto No. 5, Fears of Autumn Days, French horn, small orchestra, 1994; Chamber Symphony-Concerto No. 6, Secret Calls, clarinet, strings, 1995; Concerto, violin, piano, strings, 1996; Ave Maria, small orchestra, 1997; Passacaglia for the beginning of the century, 1998; Passacaglia for the end of the century, 1998; Concerto, viola, orchestra, 1999; Chamber Symphony No. 7, Some remarks once being a guest of Vivaldi, violin, string orchestra, 2000

CHAMBER MUSIC: Sonata No. 1, cello, piano, 1966; Allegro moderato, string quartet, 1967; Concertino, flute, violin, 1967; Sonata No. 2, cello, piano, 1968; Chamber Symphony No. 1, flute, clarinet, trombone, harp, violin, piano, percussion, 1971; Suite, string quartet, 1971; Sonata No. 3, cello, piano, 1971; Two Pieces, violin, cello, 1972; Na Verkhovyna At the Mountain Plateau, violin, piano, 1972; String Quartet, 1973; Sonata piccola, violin, piano, 1977; Chamber Symphony No. 2, ensemble, 1980; Chamber Symphony No. 4, ensemble, 1989; Music of Reddish Forest, violin, cello, piano, 1992; Music for Celestial Musicians, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 1993; What has Happened in Silence after Echo, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, 1994; Humble Pastoral, violin, viola, cello, 1996; Sonata, clarinet, 1996; Blossoming Garden and Apples Falling Down into Water, clarinet, cello, piano, 1996

CHORAL: Word about Lenin (cantata), soloists, mixed chorus, orchestra, 1970; Symphony-Diptych (text by Taras Shevchenko), mixed chorus, 1985; Babyn Yar (Kaddish Requiem) (text by Dmytro Pavlychko), soloists, speaker, mixed chorus, large orchestra, 1991; Black Elegy, soloists, mixed chorus, orchestra, 1991; Lord, Our Governor (concerto), mixed chorus, 1998; Unto Thee will I cry, O Lord (text from Psalm 28), male chorus, 2000; How Amiable are Thy Tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts (text from Psalm 84), mixed chorus, 2000; The Lord is My Shepherd (text from Psalm 23), female chorus, 2000; The Lay of the Host of Ihor, mixed chorus, orchestra, 2001

PIANO: Suite, 1965; Fugue, 1965; Sonatina, 1966; Sonata, 1972

ORGAN: Passacaglia, 1998

(Last updated on July 11, 2002)