International vocal and choral festival competition


ПЛІШ Богдан Йосипович
Plish Bohdan

Since 2002, the artistic director and conductor of the "Credo" chamber choir. The choir won the XXIV International Competition of Sacred Music "Hajnówka 2005" (Poland), the holder of 44 Grand Prix International Choir Competition in Tolosa g .. (Spain, 2012), as well as a finalist for the Grand Prix of Europe in choral singing (Arezzo, Italy 2013).
In 2013 B.Plish has been awarded by the title "Honored Artist of Ukraine", and was appointed chief choirmaster of the National Opera of Ukraine. Along with the work in the theatre, B.Plish combines creative activities as a conductor at the B. Liatoshynsky National Chamber Music Ensemble. Winner of the Grand Prix of the III All-Ukrainian competition of choral conductors (2005), L. Revutskiy State Prize winner.

Марко Антоніо Угальде
Marco Antonio Ugalde

Conductor from Mexico City in Mexico City. He founded and, among other things, led the children's choir of the German school in Mexico City - the vocal ensemble "Ars Cantata" and the student choir "Staccato" - the National University of Mexico UNAM.
Marco Antonio Ugalde was appointed professor in the project to teach new choir conductors throughout Mexico and acted as director of several centers devoted to this project in several cities in Mexico.In 2003, he performed as a guest of the "Centennial Choir" for a concert presented by Luciano Pavarotti in Mexico. From 2016 to 2018, he is the recipient of a grant from the National Foundation for Culture and the Arts (FONCA), which gives him the opportunity to research and promote the music of the XX and XXI centuries, especially Mexican music.

Алессандро ПEНТО
Alessandro Pento

Alessandro Pento currently conducts advanced training courses for classical vocals and modern singing, a master class "From Romanticism to Realism."
From an early age he participates in important opera productions: in 2000, he collaborated with the Academy of Chigiana from Siena under the direction of G. Dzhelmetti, in November 2001 he attended hearings at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia (Rome) for the production of “Lady Macbeth” by D. Shostakovich, the same year interprets the modern opera "Pinocchio", interprets Geronimo in the opera "The Secret Marriage" by D. Cimarosa, directed by Hugh Gregory; His fruitful collaboration in concerts with orchestras: Sofia festival orkestra, Italian International Orchestra, Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Internazionale di Arad, Orchestra Sinfonica del Venezuela, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese.
Alessandro Pento qualified by various phoniatrics as a lyric tenor, but having a large range of voices from nature, he is able to perform the role of baritones. He was highly appreciated by great directors.
In 2009, she sings at the Teresa Carreno Caracas theater (Venezuela) for a concert entitled "Italia sempre" in honor of the anniversary of the birth of the Italian Republic (the concert was broadcast around the world).

Сарібек (Сар) Саргсян
Saribek (Sar) Sargsyan

Singer (Baritone)
The soloist of the trio "Triumph" at State Philharmonic Society of Armenia (Yerevan), official representative of international associations "Chorus Inside International" and "World Association of Performing Arts" in Poland (Warsaw) .The member of the jury of international vocal competitions.
In 2007 graduated from the vocal branch of the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory . In 2008 completed postgraduate study at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. (Republic of Armenia). Winner of the Grand Prix and Laureate of many international festivals and competitions. Concerts performed in Artsakh, Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, USA, UAE, Poland, Italy, Croatia, China, Spain Lithuania and other countries.Together with academic performances, he develops activities in the variety genre.

Фабіо Д ‘Орацио
Fabio D’Oratsio

The choirmaster, organist, harpsichordist. Principal Chorus Master Marusino Theatre in Chieti since March 2002. Has three qualification activities as a musician. Had a busy concert schedule as a soloist and as a guest conductor in Italy and abroad: France – Switzerland – Germany – Austria -Hungary – Poland – Portugal – Spain – the former Yugoslavia (World Youth Festival)-Luxembourg (Radio Luxembourg) – Belgium – Netherlands – Greece – Turkey – USA – Israel, Malta, Czech Republic, Russia. The conductor at the Pontifical Regional Seminary of Chieti and professor of sacred music and Gregorian chant at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and the artistic director of the theater Marrucino Chieti. He also served as director of the choir training courses at the International University in Sulmona. Artistic Director of the International Festival “Lyrical voices Tocco da Casauria», named after the tenor Mario Lanza and city festival of organ music Vasto, was concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra and the ensemble of virtuosos Marrucino theater.


ILLARIA boldly combines folk motifs with contemporary musical tendencies in their songs and performances. And for the love of Ukrainian lyrics and folk songs, the artist is often called "the soul of the country".
For 10 years of solo career, she independently created and published 3 solo cds, participated in numerous television projects, became semi-finalist of the second season of the vocal show "Voice of the country" and participated in the National Selection of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, 2017 and 2018. Together with her own name In the group, ILLARIA won the XII All-Ukrainian Festival "Chervona Ruta" and participated in the best festivals of the country, such as "Atlas Weekend", "Tripilsky Circle", "Gogol Fest", "Country of Dreams", etc. I toured with concerts in Kazakhstan, Poland, Italy, Great Britain, Canada. Worked as a jury of competitions: "Coronation of the word", "The sun for us", "Bright children of Ukraine". He was also a member of the first-ever Oleg Skrypka in the first season of "Voice of Children" and the national jury "Children's Eurovision 2014" and "Eurovision 2017", teaches vocals at KIM them. RM Glier and started her own vocal workshop.

Давид Джимшиташвілі
David Dzhimshitashvili

1993-2013 – the soloist of the musical ensemble “Urmuli Quintet,” which for 20 years has recorded six albums. Quintet “Urmuli” can be safely called virtuosos of Tbilisi. This quintet, which was established in 1993, immediately found its fans with a peculiar vision of the Georgian musical culture and masterly manner of execution. The roots of Georgian folk tunes reach the Middle Ages, but in the performance of the quintet this music sounds surprisingly modern and relevant. Quintet “Urmuli” is known all over the world: they have conducted more than 500 concerts in Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, Poland, the UK and other countries. And each of these performances became an event in the cultural life of a country.
David Dzhimshitashvili plays the unique folk musical instruments handmade, which are spread in different parts of Georgia. So, salamuri, panduri, duduki – tools that represent the musical culture of eastern Georgia, and chonguri, chuniri, chiboni – west of the country. Virtuoso performs incredibly complex melody directly on 2-salamuri simultaneously (Georgian wind instrument, flute), which in this case are different parties.

РУСОВА Тетяна Миколаївна
Rusova Tatiana

Ukrainian singer, Head of the Department of pop vocal, teacher-methodologist of the Kiev Institute of Glier music. The most famous song – “My love, my land”, “Red Rose”, “In the land of childhood,” “Two tracks in the country”, “Zhuravochka”, “Frost”, “What colors do not fade,” “wasted no time” . Her students – Catherine Buzhinskaya, Tina Karol, Zlata Ognevich, Vasily Bondarchuk, Myata.

ШВАЧКА Анжеліна Олексіївна
Angelina Shvachka

People’s Artist of Ukraine. Graduated from the P. I. Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (1997; class of Professor Tuftina).
Since 1993, she has been a soloist with the National Opera of Ukraine. Angelina Shvachka has a beautiful, strong and flexible mezzo-soprano with a wide range and a light, transparent timbre. She has shown outstanding musicianship. While on stage, Angelina uses all the vocal and artistic means to bring a maximum believability to her roles. She performs her parts with great dramatic expressiveness.
She has participated in Shaliapin Opera Festival in Kazan (Russia, 1998-2001), Malmö Opera Festival (Sweden, 2003), Montreal Opera Festival (Canada, 2003). She has also taken part in Hector Berlioz Festival, St. Malo, and in the Festival of Sacred Music at la Chaise-Dieu (France, 2004). She appeared as Catherine the Great in a film Zaporizhia Cossack Beyond Danube (based on Hulak-Artemovsky’s opera of the same name, 2006; producer Mykola Zaseev-Rudenko). She has appeared on stage at the Opera Houses of Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and other countries.
She has toured in the Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, France, Poland, Belgium, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Turkey Japan and other countries.
Awarded the Order "Star of Italy" (2016).

ПОНОМАРЕНКО Іван Вікторович
Ponomarenko Ivan

People’s Artist of Ukraine. The soloist of the National Opera of Ukraine named after T. Shevchenko. Professor of the National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P.I. Tchaikovsky. Winner of the All-Union Contest of Vocalists. Mikhail Glinka (1973, 1st prize), and the International Contest of Vocalists. Tchaikovsky (1974, 1st Prize, Gold Medal).
He graduated from the Odessa Conservatory in 1974 (class of Professor A. Blagovidova). In 1971 – 1981 years. – Soloist of Odessa, 1981 – Kyiv Opera and Ballet Theatre. It has a wide range of voice, pleasant velvety voice.
Has records on radio and television.

ТОЛМАЧОВ Рубен  Владиславович
Ruben Tolmachev

In 2009 he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine.
At the end of 2000 completed postgraduate studies and started teaching (since 2010 serves as assistant professor) conducting and special courses in choral conducting department Ukrainian National Music Academy named after P.I. Tchaikovsky.
Since 1993 works with (2001 manages) the choir of boys and young men “Dzvinochok”, which is the winner of numerous international competitions and festivals. Also since 1993 year -solist and arranger in vocal group «ManSound» – the most famous a-capella brand in Ukraine.
The winner of the Ukrainian competition of choral conductors (Kyiv 2001). Jury member of international competitions ( “Slavonic Bazaar” Vitebsk 2005- 2009, “Poyuschyy Mir” Petersburg 2007-2010). Author of numerous arrangements and compositions for choir and vocal ensemble. Director of the Festival “Musical meeting”. Chief choirmaster in Ukrainian TV project “Clasch of the choirs».

Йозеф Андраш Варі
Joseph Andras Vari

General Director of «Renaissance» organization in Hungary, which has 15 years of experience in international festivals and competitions in Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Turkey, for the different age categories and nominations: “Aed – Europe» Hungary (Balatonfüred-Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest), “Christmas lights” Hungary, Budapest ., «Cantus» Bulgaria, Kavarna., “Neptune invites” Bulgaria, Kavarna g. “Cup of Hungary’s modern dance” BALATON – BUDAPEST – VIENNA, “Balaton-art-youth” BALATON – BUDAPEST – VIENNA, MEGA PROJECT “VALLEY ARTS”, “Golden Autumn» Hungary, Budapest.

СКОПІЧЕВА Наталія Михайлівна
Skopicheva Natalya

Republic of Belarus
Teacher of vocal of the highest category of the Gomel State College of Arts named after. Nestor Fedorovich Sokolovsky. Has the "Best Teacher of the Year" award. Head of the model studio "Evi-Ns". Her pupils were participants of the Children's New Wave, Children's Eurovision and other prestigious contests of Belarus and abroad.
Graduates became leading singers and actors of the Belarusian Opera and Ballet Theater, theater comedy, some continued their musical path in Italy and Germany.

КІЛЬЧЕНКО Вілен Олегович
Kilchenko Vilen

Soloist of the Kyiv jazz cappella sextet "ManSound" (since 2011).Teacher of pop singing at the Kyiv Municipal Academy of Pop and Circus Arts (2015-2017).
Semifinalist of the TV project "Ukraine Has Talent 2", consisting of the male a cappella ensemble ConCord. Member of Voice of the Voice of the Voice of the Country-6

Zaytseva Aida

People’s Artist of Ukraine. 1982-1988 - choir of boys and boys "Dzvinochok" (since 1983 - artistic director). 1988 - presently - Chief Conductor of the Choir of Boys and Youth of the Municipal Academic Male Choir named after L.Revutsky. Since 2001 she has been working as a teacher of the National Taras Shevchenko University named after P. Tchaikovsky. The Choir of Boys named after L.Revutsky won the laureate's title at many international festivals of arts in Hungary, the United Kingdom, the USA, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belarus, Poland, Rocia, etc. He was a member of the radio and television programs of Ukraine, Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Zaitseva AN He is actively working as a member he Organizing Committee of the Choral Music Club "Tonika", is the chairman of the Board of the Charitable Foundation "KANT".

ШВЕД Михайло Богданович
Shved Myhailo

Laureate of Award Revutskiy L. (2011). Candidate of Arts (2006). Member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine (2003).
Since 2011 – Deputy Director of Department of formation of state policy in the sphere of culture, arts and education – arts department head. Since 2011 is the teacher of NMAU after Tchaikovsky and LNMA after Lysenko.
He was awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine “for achievements in the development of culture and arts” (2012), the medal “20 years of independence of Ukraine” International Academic Rating of popularity “Golden Fortune” (2011), diplomas of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine (2009) and Head of Lviv Regional State Administration (2002), Fellow of the Kiev mayor (2009) and the International charity Fund “Smoloskyp” (2000-2002.).

НЕХОТЯЄВА Наталія Миколаївна
Nechatoyeva Natalya

Natalia is an excellent student of Ukrainian education, Honored Worker of Culture of Ukraine, artistic director and conductor, the Laureate of International and All-Ukrainian competitions and festivals, folk art group "Children's Opera" in Kyiv.

ВЕЖНЕВЕЦЬ Ірина Леонідівна
Vezhnevets Irina

From 1987 to 1989 – the soloist-trainee of the National Opera of Ukraine, trained at the Bolshoi Theatre. Working as a soloist of the opera, vocal teacher and chamber singing (vocal faculty of the Music Institute of Glier), a teacher of vocal faculty of the Academy. Tchaikovsky (Kiev), singing teacher and vocal ensemble of theater artists and college movie theater, artistic director of the folk opera studio of the International Center of Culture and Arts “October Palace” (Kyiv). Experience director-staged. Extensive experience working tour: numerous engagements as a soloist in opera, concerts, solo concerts in Europe, North America and Asia

КРУТЬКО Ніна Вікторівна
Krut’ko Nina

Senior lecturer in vocal and choral skills in Culture and Arts Faculty of Nizhyn State University named after Nikolai Gogol.
Winner of many national and international competitions of contemporary songs (Moldova, Ukraine, Estonia, Russia, Croatia). She maintains an active concert career and is involved in many prestigious promotions. Over 27 years of creative activity became one of the lead vocalists of Chernigov. She was awarded with a number of certificates and diplomas Nizhyn State University. Nikolai Gogol Nizhyn management culture and tourism, Chernigov Main Department of Culture, Tourism and Cultural Heritage Protection. She has been selected by community town Nezhin for the title of “Man of the Year – 2003”.
Head of exemplary theater of a variety song «Vivat».

Карен Зограбян
Karen Zohrabyan

Since 2013 he worked in the Armenian State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre after Alexander Spendiaryan as a soloist. Many solo-concerts. In 2012 he participated in Georgia «Harmony» Competition and was awarded with the Grand Prix. In 2012 he participated in Bulgaria in «World Folk 2012″ World Championship and was awarded the Gold Medal, the Golden Orpheus. In 2012 he received letters of thanks from the Ministry of Culture. In 2013 he took part in Spain «Marathon talents” festival of classical competition and was awarded the Grand Prix again. At this time is the president of «Tenor World Association of Arts».

ДЯЧЕНКО Олександр
Alexander Dyachenko

People’s Artist of Ukraine. The bright representative of the Ukrainian vocal school. Since 1982, the opera soloist of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko. Since 1999, combines the work of the department teacher of solo singing Tchaikovsky National Music Academy with the work in the theater. In 2010 .. awarded with the rank of associate professor of solo singing. Since 2012 .. The head of the department of solo singing of the National Academy. Alexander Dyachenko is a full knight of the Order “For Merits” of Ukraine..

Ленара Османова
Lenara Osmanova

Lenara Osmanova – Ukrainian singer, actress. Honoured Artist of AR of Crimea. Teacher of pop-singing in Kyiv Municipal Academy of Circus and Variety Arts. Finalist of the national selection “Eurovision-2009”. Soloist in the first Ukrainian musical “Equator”. Laureate and winner of “Grand Prix” in many international competitions and festivals: “Star sprint -” in Rome, festival of ethnic culture- in Sytsyliya island, competition in name of K.Shulzhenko in Kharkiv city and many others. In 2007 Lenara released her first studio album titled “Delicious Crimea,” in 2013 the second album “Heavenly hero.” Toured in 29 countries.

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