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Yevgeniy Kostrytskyy | Jonathan and Irena Powell | Tomasz Kamieniak
Yevgeniy Kostrytskyy was born in Kyiv in 1980 and started studying violin at the age of eight. He studied at Kyiv Special Music School and National Music Academy of Ukraine. His teachers were Yaroslava Rivnyak and Bohodar Kotorovych. In 2003 he won a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study as a postgraduate student with Prof. David Takeno. He has completed his Master Degree, Diploma in Orchestra Training, Chamber Music Diploma and in 2007 his was awarded a Guildhall School of Music & Drama Concert Artist Fellowship.
Yevgeniy Kostrytskyy has made many successful appearances in Europe and the USA. and has improved his skill in master classes under the leadership of such famous musicians as: Krzysztof Smietana, Oleg Krysa, Marie Tampere-Bezrodnaya, Mark Lakirovich, Lewis Kaplan, Zvi Zeitlin, Charles Castelman, Boris Garlitsky, Mikhail Kopelman, Ani Schnarch, Yair Kless, Sergiu Schwartz and others.
He is a Prize-Winner of several competitions and was awarded with a special prize of the Jascha Heifetz International competition. In 2007 Yevgeniy was made a Guildhall School of Music & Drama Artist Fellow. In September 2007 with the “Forte String Quartet” he performed at the 10 Downing Street . In September 2008 he became a principal of the Odessa National Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukraine) with its principal conductor Hobart Earle (USA). Yevgeniy is a soloist and a guest-leader of the Dnepropetrovsk Chamber Orchestra “The Seasons” with its principal conductor Dmitriy Logvin. Recent concert tours have included successful recitals in Seoul, S. Korea, with Katerina Kulikova.
Yevgeniy's virtuoso recital ranges from Beethoven to a Slovak premiere (Elster's 'Awakening'), via Prokofiev and Gershwin (arranged by Heifetz).