Musical magazine "Strings" made public Greg Cahill's review dedicated to Solomiya Ivakhiv's World premiere of Yevhen Stankovych's "Angel's Touch" in 2013 at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall.
Here is a fragment of review: "Ivakhiv has described the piece as embodying 'a child-like mysticism, exploring naivety, hope, and inner peace leading to enlightenment. Deliciously dark motifs are triumphed by happiness in the end."
The whole review you may read in February 2015 / "Strings" (# 19), page 68.
On the 13 - 20th of April III International Instrumental Yevhen Stankovych Competition took place in Kiev.
It gathered over 400 participants: soloists, piano and chamber ensembles, big ensembles and orchestras, all divided by age groups. The event's main award, the Angel's Touch bronze statue, went to 12-year-old Kyivite Katerina Vashchenko. The piano Grand Prix was awarded to Maria-Luiza Plieshakova for her virtuoso performance of the first part of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Concerto No. 12.
To know more about event you may click on it's official site or on the "Day" newspaper notes.
Photo by Ruslan Kaniuka, "Day"
On the 14th of August the Stankovych's "Concerto #2 for violin and symphonic orchestra" was presented in the programme of the Young Euro Classic 2015 festival in Berlin.
It was a German premiere of the Concerto. The performers: Youth symphonic orchestra of National Music Academy of Ukraine (conductor Igor Palkin), soloist Dmytro Tkachenko (violin).
On the 19th of September on the Euhen Stankovych's birthday the World premiere of his "Concerto #3 for violin and symphonic orchestra" in National Philharmonic of Ukraine took place.
Premiere was performed by National Symphonic Orchestra of Ukraine (art director and conductor Volodymyr Sirenko) and talented laureate of many international music competitions violinist Valeryi Sokolov.
After Kyiv premiere will take place in Dnipropetrovsk (21.09), Odessa (25.09), Kharkov (26.09).
On the 17th of December the Premiere of "Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka" performance, the renewed version of Stankovych's "Christmas Eve" ballet, took place at National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Kiev.
Staging by: Allin Vlasenko (Conductor), Viktor Litvinov (Balletmaster), Maria Levitska (Director of scenography).
Photo by O.Orlova
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!