Yevgeniy Kostrytskyy – violin

General information

Yevgeniy Kostrytskyy was born in Kyiv in 1980 and started studying violin at the age of eight. He studied at Kyiv Special Music School and National Music Academy of Ukraine under Prof. Yaroslava Rivnyak.

In 2003 he won a scholarship to study as a postgraduate student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Prof. Krzysztof Smietana and Prof. David Takeno. He has completed his Master’s Degree, Diploma in Orchestra Training, Chamber Music Diploma and in 2007 his was awarded a Guildhall School of Music & Drama Concert Artist Fellowship.

Yevgeniy Kostrytskyy has made a lot of successful appearances in many countries of Europe, Japan, South Korea and the USA. He has participated in many music festivals and has given numerous concerts as soloist of more twenty orchestras.

Yevgeniy improved his skills in master classes under the guidance of such famous musicians as: Krzysztof Smietana, Oleg Krysa, Marie Tampere-Bezrodnaya, Mark Lakirovich, Lewis Kaplan, Zvi Zeitlin, Charles Castelman, Boris Garlitsky, Mikhail Kopelman, Ani Schnarch, Yair Kless, Sergiu Schwartz and others.

He is a prize winner of several piano competitions including: Pierre Lantierre International Violin and Pierre Lantierre International Chamber Music Competition, Petar Conjovich International Chamber Music competition. He was also awarded with a special prize of the Jascha Heifetz International competition.

In November 2005 Yevgeniy won the “Slaughter and May” Best musician of 2005 award.

He was successful with the LSO String Scheme auditions for 2006/07. As a result he has been a member of the LSO for two years and played with Valery Gergiev and Sir Colin Davies.

In 2007 Yevgeniy has become Artist Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama .

In September 2007 with the “Forte String Quartet” he performed at 10 Downing Street in the Prime-Minister residency.

In September 2008 he became the principal of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra (OPO, Ukraine) and has been leading the OPO for ten years. Yevgeniy is a soloist and a guest-leader of the Dnipro Chamber Orchestra “The Seasons” with its principal conductor Dmitriy Logvin.

Since 2014 Yevgeniy has had an honour to play as a soloists and to lead the Young Musicians European Orchestra with Maestro Paolo Olmi.

In 2014 Yevgeniy together with his colleagues from the OPO established the Odessa chamber orchestra. In March 2018 the Orchestra took part in the Urban Music Hall formal opening ceremony and became the Orchestra in residence of that new concert venue in Odessa.

Plays the Italian violin made by Luigi Legnani in 1850-60.