Ustym Zhuk – alto
Was born in Lviv in 1988. 1998 went to Lviv secondary specialized music boarding school named after. S. Krushelnytska – violin but switched to alto later. 2011 finished his magistrate course in Lviv National Musical Academy named after Mykola Lysenko. Winner of many competitions such as International competition of Zenona Dashaka (Kiev); International competition of Bogdan Varsala (Dolny Kubin, Slovakia); All-Ukrainian competition of violinists and cellists (Lviv).
Concertmaster of the alto group at the chamber orchestra”Academy”, also in the symphony orchestra “INSO-Lviv”. He toured in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Holland. Participant in the master class with “Shimanovsky Quartet” (Germany).
Lviv Secondary Special Music Boarding School named after. Solomia Krushelnytska
2006 – 2011 Lviv National Musical Academy named after. M.V. Lysenko – Master’s Degree.
2015 – postgraduate education at Lviv National Musical Academy named after. M. V. Lysenko.
Ustym Zhuk collaborated with well-known musicians like A. Belov, N. Khoma, V. Vinnitsky, A. Brendel, R. Kofman, S.Sandetskis.
Laureate of the 2nd Prize of the All-Ukrainian Contest of Artists on String Bands (Lviv), 2003
Laureate of the First Prize of the 8th International Competition Bohdan Varshala (Slovakia), 2004
Laureate of the First Prize of the International Contest of Violins them. Zenon Dashaka (Kiev)
Laureate of the First Prize of the 9th International Competition Bohdan Varshala, Chamber Choir category (Slovakia), 2005
Laureate of the First Prize of the All-Ukrainian Contest of Violinists and Cellists (Lviv), 2008
Laureate of the First Prize of the All-Ukrainian Competition of Chamber Ensembles and Quartets (Lviv), 2009