Ethella Chupryk – piano (Ukraine)

General information

Etella Chupryk (born 1964) is a Ukrainian pianist and Assistant Professor of piano at the Mykola Lysenko National Music Academy in Lviv, Ukraine.
Chupryk was born in the city of Vynohradiv in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine into a large family. The seventh of ten children, Chupryk began to learn to play the piano at the age of three. By the age of five she performed her first public concert performing Chopin’s Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor and Schubert’s “Serenade”.

Chupryk continued to study at the Musical College in Uzhhorod and upon completion her studies in 1986 entered the Mykola Lysenko Conservatory in Lviv, where she studied under Maryna Kryh.

Shortly after starting her studies in Lviv, Chupryk began to compete in a number of international piano competitions. In 1988 she took first place at the Mykola Lysenko International Piano Competition. In 1990, she traveled to Moscow to compete in what was then known as the All-Union Rachmaninov Competition and the precursor to the Sergey Rachmaninov International Piano Competition. Here she took third place. In September 1991 she was awarded third place at the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest.