Myroslav Drahan – piano

General information

Myroslav Dragan is famous Lviv piano soloist, concertmaster and teacher. He studied at the Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv Secondary Special Music Boarding School and Mykola Lysenko Lviv State Conservatory where he was taught by Professor Lydia Krykh. There he finished his graduate course programme (class of Professor Mariya Krykh). He is the laureate of the International Competition for Chamber Music Performance “Golden Autumn” (Khmelnytsky) and Jazz Festival “JazzFest – Podillya, 2011.” Nowadays he works in Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy.

He often goеs on concert tours in Ukraine and abroad (Poland, Germany, Switzerland) and is a regular participant of various music festivals, such as Kyiv Music Fest, Premieres of the Season (Kyiv), Contrasts, Virtuosi (Lviv) them. Stravinsky Festival (Lutsk), The Colors of Music (Vinnytsya), Two Days and Two Nights (Odessa), concert of “New Music in Ukraine” under the direction of Runchak. Myroslav Dragan has performed a range of modern Ukrainian (works by Sonevytsky, Simovych, Stankovych, Lyashenko, Laniyk, Kozarenko, Havrylets etc.) as well as foreign premiers (Takemitsu, Rimm, Vallin, Knapik, Crumb, Ligeti etc).

Myroslav Dragan collaborated with Abrahamian (cello, Armenia), Prunaru (violin, Romania, Switzerland), Viytovych (viola, UK), Falyosa (violin, Norway), Dzhuryn (cello, USA ), soloists «Covent Garden» and singer Shkurhan. He made a number of CD recordings, including “Lysenko Music for Shevchenko’s “Kobzar”, “Lviv Mozart” and took part in performing and recording of Arthur Honegger’s oratorio “Jeanne d’Arc on fire” in Paris, 2005

Dragan got Lyudkevych Regional Prize (2009) for his duo piano concerts with Rapita.