Vitaliy Kyianytsia, Piano
Vitaliy Kyianytsia (b. in 1991) is a 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. Vitaliy Kyianytsia has received awards from the juries of several international competitions, such as the Orleans Piano Competition 2016 (Andre Boucourechliev Prize), the Masterpiece Management Composition Competition 2016 (Cologne, Germany), the Transatlantyk Instant Composition Contest Award 2016 (Lodz, Poland), the ACC Composition Competition (Gwangju, South Korea), the Lviv Composition Competition-2016 (Ukraine) and the Anton Rubinstein Competition for performer-composers (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2009). He participates regularly in major contemporary music events, such as the Lucerne Festival Alumni Ensemble and Academy (2016, 2017), Mixtur Festival 2017 (Barcelona), Impuls-Festival 2015 (Graz) and Klangspuren Schwaz 2014. In 2015 Vitaliy Kyianytsia was in residence at “Gaude Polonia” in Warszawa, where under the guidance of Zygmunt Krauze he improved his composition and piano technique and learnt masterpieces of Polish contemporary music. He has given contemporary piano recitals in Spain, France, Poland, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, 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). As a pianist he performs jazz both as a soloist and with ensembles, also playing free-jazz and experimental jazz.