Nataliia Fomenko — harpsichord

General information

Harpsichordist-soloist and continuo-player in National House of Organ and Chamber Music in Kyiv, Doctor of Philosophy (thesis “Stylus Phantasticus in the Western Europe Keyboard Art of the XVII–XVIII centuries”), International contests prize winner, the owner of the EU grant in Austria and Open Ukraine in Ukraine, author of publications on problems of early music performance, teacher of a harpsichord in Mykhailo Hlinka Dnipro Academy of Music and Kyiv Secondary Specialized Music Boarding School named after Mykola Lysenko.

I Wanda Landowska Harpsichord Competition 2013 (Italy, 2013) I Prize in category “Bach’s Concerto with orchestra” and II Prize in category Soloists “Wanda Landowska Prize”), II The North International Music Competition (I Prize). Member of the jury at the “II Wanda Landowska Harpsichord Competition” (Bari, Italy, 2014)

Graduated from the National Tchaikovsky Academy of Ukraine, piano department, post-graduate – harpsichord – at Ancient music department (professor Svetlana Shabaltina’s class).

Took part in a number of music festivals: Bach Festival “Dni Bachowski” in Poland (Krakow, Katowice), “Season’s Musical Premieres”, “Kyiv Music Fest”, “Kyiv Music Session”, Bach-fest (Sumy), “Art-fest Kharkov Bachiana”, “Сhembalissimo” in Hungary (Budapest), Early Music Days in Sopron, “Accentus Musicalis” (Austria, Eisenstadt, Vienna), “Oudemuziek” (fringe) (Utrecht, Netherlands), with the vocal ensemble “Vox Animae” won the Audience Award of 87 ensembles; Wanda Landowska Festival in Italy, Italia Festival Barocco and others.

Participant in the harpsichord and organ master classes with Jacques Ogg, Christopher Stembridge, Christine Schornsheim, Elena Burundukovskaya, Marek Toporowski, Elzhbeta Stephanska, Vladislav Klasevich, Bernchard Billiter, Nicholas Parle, “School Cantorum Basilensis” in Kyiv, Christoph Hammer, Klaudio Cavina, Michael Radulescu, Johannes Keller, Hosué Malandez, Guido Morini, Nicholas MacGegan, Emma Kirkby, Jean-Christophe Dijoux, Aline Zylberajch.

She collaborated with musicians who specialize in performing baroque music – Emma Kirkby, Baroque orchestra Musica Aeterna (Bratislava-Vienna), Jutta Maria Böhnert, Denys Severyn, Yurii Minenko, Elzbieta Stefanskaya, Otto Sauer, Luca Benucci, Nazar Kozhuhar, Alfredo Bernardini, Svetlana Shabaltina, Ilya Korol, Jörg Halubek, Roman Melish and others.

Actively promoting Historically Informed Performance in Ukraine. Collaborates with Ukrainian Baroque projects OPEN OPERA UKRAINE, Chamber Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Kyiv Camerata Orchestra, Kyiv Fantastic Orchestra and many others.