Ukrainian born violinist, Vasyl Zatsikha, commenced his studies at Lviv Special Music School at the age of 5 and continued through 17 years old as a student of Miroslav Sora. In 2008, he continued his studies under Prof. Igor Pylatyuk at the Lviv National Music Academy. He is a student of Maxim Vengerov and Oleg Kaskiv at the prestigious International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA) on a full scholarship since 2015 and Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences since 2017.
Vasyl is regarded as one of Ukraine’s finest young musicians, having had multiple successes at international competitions. A laureate of over 20 international competitions, Vasyl has notably been a First Prize Winner in Rahn Musikpreis Competition (Zurich, 2018), a second prize winner in Premio Rodolfo Lipizer 2017 Competition, Second Prize winner in the Murten Classic Competition (2016), a Major Prize winner in the Second Yankelevych International Violin Competition (2011) and the Fourth Lysenko International Violin Competition (2012). He is an outright winner of many contests, including Striharzh Competitions (2000, 2004 and 2005); New Names of Ukraine competition (2001); Kocian Competition (2001), ”Silver Bells” Competition (2003, 2004); Ukrainian Contest of Stringed Instruments (2003, 2006). Back in Ukraine, he was awarded the President Scholarship for musical studies in 2008.
An active soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, Vasyl has been a concertmaster of numerous ensembles including: IMMA Soloists, MBS Symphony Orchestra, Perpetuum Mobile Chamber Orchestra, Academia Chamber Orchestra to name a few. As a soloist, he has performed major works with Trembyta Chamber Orchestra, Lviv Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, INSO-Lviv Symphony Orchestra, Lviv Virtuoses Chamber Orchestra, IMMA Soloists in major concert halls across Europe and also worked alongside some of the greatest living musicians and conductors including: Peter Falk, Alexis Soriano, Yuriy Bervetskyi, Myroslav Skoryk, Igor Pylatyuk and Maxim Vengerov.
Recent activities includes professional solo artist recording with IMMA, multiple concerts in Europe and South America, concert with LSO in Zurich Tonhalle Maag conducted by Patrick Hahn.