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Vitalii Kyianytsia


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Ukrainian pianist and composer. He was born in Kyiv, where he started his musical education at the age of six. He is a graduate of the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine as a pianist and composer. In 2015 he was a member of “Gaude Polonia” and worked with Prof. Zygmunt Krauze in Warszaw. Since 2017 he lives in Germany. In 2017–2018 he was a member of International Ensemble Modern Academy (Frankfurt am Main, Germany). In 2017–2019 he was a student of Prof. Nicolas Hodges at State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart (New Piano Music Department). Since 2019 he is a permanent member of a prominent contemporary music ensemble from Berlin LUX:NM. In 2021 he has founded Vitalii Kyianytsia Jazz Trio and already recorded his first trio Album “Last Day of Spring”, which have be released in March 2022 by “Double Moon Records”. In 2023 his second album “Night Music” has been released by “Paschen Records”. He has performed together with Ensemble Modern as well. Vitaliy Kyianytsia has received awards from the juries of several international competitions, such as the Orleans Piano Competition 2016, UNISA Jazz Competition (South Africa), the Transatlantyk Instant Composition Contest Award 2017 (Lodz, Poland), the ACC Composition Competition (Gwangju, South Korea), Repertoire Pianistique Moderne Piano Competition 2018 (Paris). He has given contemporary piano recitals in Germany, Spain, France, Poland, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, etc. He participates regularly in major Ukrainian Festivals and concerts as a composer and pianist. He is one of the founders and the pianist of Sed Contra Ensemble (Kyiv,Ukraine). He is a holder of DAAD scholarship for young artist in the field of music.