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Kiev Chamber Orchestra (Chamber Orchestra)

Founded: 1963 - Kiev, Ukraine (former USSR)

Founded in 1963, the Kiev Chamber Orchestra (= KKO) has an honored place among the chamber ensembles of the world. In the past, the orchestra was under the direction of such prominent conductors as Anton Sharoev and Igor Blazkov, both distinguished with the highest artistic awards. The members of the ensemble are accomplished musicians bound together by their discipline and their highest level of musicianship and artistic performance.

Since 1990 the Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Director was Roman Kofman. The Kiev Chamber Orchestra has made many recordings and appears frequently on radio and television. It has to its credit 10 records and 7 CD's. The Orchestra is equally renowned for performances of traditional classical repertoire as well as contemporary works. Such famous soloists as Gidon Kremer, Steven Isserlis, Liana Isakadze, Natalia Gutman, Elisso Virsaladze, Vladymyr Krainev, Alexei Lubimov, Boris Pertgamenchikov, Mischa Maisky, Ivan Monigheti, Lucia Aliberti, Viktoria Lukyanets have performed with the Kiev Chamber Orchestra. Audiences in Eastern Europe, Korea, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, the USA, Japan and Mexico have reacted enthusiastically to the Kiev Chamber Orchestra during its tours in these countries.

During the Concert Season 2009-2010, the Kiev Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Roman Kofman performed all W.A. Mozart’s Symphonies in the Lysenko Concert Hall of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. Most of W.A. Mozart’s Symphonies were performed in Ukraine for the first time.


The Orchestra has received outstanding reviews in many of the world’s major newspapers:

“Kiev Orchestra, rare delights. Conductor Roman Kofman and his orchestra gave the kind of performance that lives long in one’s memory” - The Washington Post, USA
"The stunning virtuosity of soloists-violinists, enthusiasm of powerful sounding of orchestra and analytical control, as well as Roman Kofman’s inspiringly magical conducting led to the totally emotional performance and were subject to comprehensive expression of all value of performed pieces of music completely and wholly” - Neue Westfalische Zeitung, Germany

Principal Conductors

Anton Sharoyev(1963-1969)
Ihor Blazhkov (1969-1976)
Anton Sharoyev (1976-1987)
Arkady Vynokurov (1987-1991)
Roman Kofman (since 1991)
Mykola Dyadyura.

Members of Kiev Chamber Orchestra:

First Violins: Vadym Borysov (concert-master of the orchestra), Igor Ryabinin, Alexey Kolesnik, Viktor Ivanov, Yanzhima Morozova, Andrey Rachmanin, Irina Klimashevskaya, Kseniya Moroz
Second Violins: Igor Ustavschikov (principal), Karina Lebed, Gleb Kabanov, Nataliya Bulat, Antonina Yusha
Violas: Andrey Chop (principal), Alina Sholuh, Olga Vasilkovskaya, Nataliya Lynnyk
Cellos: Dmitry Gluschenko (principal), Oksana Babich, Sergey Zagriviy
Double-bass: Mihail Chaykin
Administrator: Lyudmilka Limbo



Source: National Philharmonic of Ukraine:Website & Kiev Chamber Orchestra profile on Facebook
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2016)

Recordings of Bach’s Instrumental Works

Conductor

As

Works

Vadynm Brysov

Orchestra

Video (2009): Concerto for 3 violins, strings & continuo BWV 1064R
Video (2016): Concerto for 2 harpsichords, strings & continuo No. 1 BWV 1060

Recordings of Arrangements/Transcriptions of Bach's Works

Conductor

As

Works

Vadynm Brysov

Orchestra

Video (2016): WTC 1: Prelude No. 12 BWV 857, arranged for string orchestra

Links to other Sites

National Philharmonic of Ukraine: Kiev Chamber Orcestra
Kiev Chamber Orchestra on Facebook

Kyiv Chamber Orchestra (Wikipedia))c


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