Terra Barocca Early Music Ensemble

General information

Early Music Ensemble of the Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic, formed in December 2023. It consists of well-known Ukrainian musicians and soloists of the Philharmonic. In particular, violinists Andrii Kushnir and Olesiia Masnyk, oboist Ulyana Makieieva, cellists Dmytro Nikolaiev and Oksana Lytvynenko, bassoonist Andrii Tkachuk, flutist Mykhailo Sosnovskyi, and others have repeatedly joined the concert events. 

The ensemble is currently preparing programs with Serhii Havryliuk (violin), Stepan Syvokhip (oboe), Maksym Rymar (cello), Sofiia Solovii (soprano), Olena Yeremenko (nyckelharpa), and Anna Ivaniushenko (harpsichord).


The artistic director is Anna Ivaniushenko, a Ukrainian harpsichordist, pianist, and teacher, founder of the harpsichord class and the Baroque Chapel Orchestra of the Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy.

The orchestra’s background dates back to September 2020 and is connected with Anna Ivaniushenko’s author’s series of philharmonic concerts called “Terra Barocco”. This project brought together like-minded colleagues in a common desire to explore the music of antiquity and share their discoveries with the public. Since then, the Philharmonic has regularly presented not only original readings of the works of famous Baroque composers but also discovered no less interesting music by forgotten masters.

The musicians of the ensemble have repeatedly performed original conceptual programs at such international festivals as the Virtuososi Music Festival, the Lviv Early Music Festival, and the Early Music Festival in Szczecin (Poland). Programs such as From Bologna to Lviv, Baroque à Trois, Musical Bridges, “Nyckelharp & Harpsichord”, “European Muses Are Not Silent, etc. were broadcast to audiences around the world as part of the anti-crisis online broadcast project Ukraine. Muses Do Not Speak” and reached more than 10 thousand listeners, and introduced them to ancient Ukrainian music as part of European culture. 

A valuable experience of foreign cooperation for the ensemble’s musicians was the partnership with the Ancient Music Foundation (2023, Szczecin, Poland), partnership with the Center for Ancient Music “zamus” (2022-2023, Cologne, Germany), etc.

The acquired experience and professional achievements of each member of the ensemble led to the emergence of an independent creative group “Terra Barocca”, which is growing today with the formation of the Lviv School of historically informed performance.