Symphony No. 88, G Dur
L. van Beethoven
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Dur
Symphony No. 36 «Linz» In C Dur
Corey Cerovsek – violin (CAN)
Ukrainian Festival Orchestra
Theodore Kuchar – conductor (USA)
Corey Cerovsek is Mozart and Einstein in one person. At the age of 5
he started playing the violin, and at 12 he became the youngest student
of Indiana University School of Music! This was not enough for him
therefore, besides music, Corey was engaged in the “queen of science”. At the age 18 he graduated with a doctoral degree both in music and mathematics.
Besides violin Cerovsek mastered the piano, so he often
plays concerts on both instruments. By the way, the violinist plays instrument of Stradivarius “Milanollo” made in 1728, which previously belonged to
The multiple award-winning conductor Theodore Kuchar is the most recorded orchestral conductor of his generation. He has served as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of two of Europe’s leading orchestras, the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra (2005-2013) and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (1994-2004). He also served as Music Director and Conductor of Fresno Philarmonic Orchestra (2002-2016) and the Reno Chamber Orchestra (2003- ). He served as the Artistic Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (1990-2006), and presently serves as the Artistic Director of the Nevada Chamber Music Festival since 2005. Past several seasons have included guest conducting engagements including the BBC Symphony, BBC National Symphony Orchestra of Wales, Berlin Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic. He has collaborated with major artists including James Galway, Jessye Norman, Lynn Harrell, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Sarah Chang, Joshua Bell, and Frederica von Stade, among others.
Ukrainian Festival Orchestra grew from the Collegium Musicum Chamber Orchestra, which was founded by conductor Ivan Ostapovych and culture manager Taras Demko in 2014 .
At the beginning of 2018 the orchestra experienced a fundamental upgrade, which touched the structure, repertoire, main idea and was reflected in the new name – Ukrainian Festival Orchestra.
The orchestra is named so, because it invites the to cooperation the best musicians from around the world. The repertoire includes works from the Baroque era to our days. But the main goal of the Ukrainian Festival Orchestra lies in creation high quality records of Ukrainian classics and its promotion in the world. “This is a holiday of Ukrainian music, a festival that always lasts”, – says about the Orchestra conductor Ivan Ostapovych.
Ukrainian Festival Orchestra collaborates with world class musicians such as Noah Bendix-Balgley, Corey Cerovsek, Vadym Kholodenko, Andrey Gavrilov, Anthony Baryshevsky, Sergey
Ostrovsky, Jacob Shaw, Lev Marquis, Sigizwald Kuijken, Theodore Kuchar and others.