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OKSANA NIKITIUK, mezzo-soprano, conductor – choir master

Oksana Nikitiuk is a laureate and winner of the Grand Prix of numerous international competitions, in particular: Grand Prix winner of the International Competition “Kiwanis” (Toronto, Canada, 1995); Grand Prix of the Choir Competition (Debrecen, Hungary, 2000); the First Prize winner of the IV Ukrainian Choral Conductors` Competition (2008); Grand Prix winner of the Mykolaychuk-Fest competition (Vyzhnytsia, Ukraine, 2016); Laureate of the Kyiv Ethno Music Festival “Folk Virtuosos” (2017).

During her more than 11-year professional career, Oksana Nikitiuk has formed a rich and diverse repertoire, including works by Ukrainian and Western European composers, including Oleh Kyva, Zoltan Almashi, Valentyn Sylvestrov, Bohdana Frolyak, Ivan Taranenko, Bohdan Kryvopust, Viktor Stepurnko, Yevhen Stankovych etc.

Oksana’s experience in collaboration with orchestras includes such collectives as the Bonn Symphony Orchestra, Temporis Orchestra (Vilnius), National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, National chamber orchestra «Kyiv Kamerata», Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the National Television and Radio of Ukraine, the National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments, etc.

From 2002 to 2018, Oksana Nikitiuk was a soloist of the National Choir of Ukraine “DUMKA”. In 2007 she was a conductor of «AVE» Women’s Choir. Since 2018, she has held the position of a soloist of the «Kyiv Camerata» chamber orchestra. In addition to her artistic activity since 2010 Oksana has been actively engaged in teaching holding a lecturer position at Tchaikovsky National Music Academy.

In 2009 she was conferred the Honorary Title of the Honored Artist of Ukraine.

For her work she has also received a number of awards at the national and international levels: Medal of the President of Ukraine to the 25th anniversary of Independence of Ukraine (2016); Diploma of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine (2014); Honorary award of the Academic Council of Tchaikovsky National Music Academy (2008); Honors of the Parliament of Canada and the Government of the Province of Ontario (Canada, 1995); Gratitude from the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Tajikistan (2014); Gratitudes from the military-civil administration of Novotoshkivske, Popasna, Novoaydarivsk settlements of Luhansk region for holding 22 concerts at the checkpoints and cities of the anti-terrorist operation zone (Shchaslyve village, Bakhmut, Popasna, Novotoshkivka, Avdiivka, Sloviansk  Druzhkivka, 2016).

In 2005, Oksana Nikitiuk graduated from Tchaikovsky National Music Academy as a choir conductor, class of Professor Viktor Petrychenko,  and in 2008 – from the assistantship of the Department of Choral Conducting in Tchaikovsky National Music Academy. Since 2020, she has been a Master’s student of the Department of Opera and Symphony Conducting Tchaikovsky National Music Academy; and since 2015 Oksana Nikitiuk has been achieving a Musicology Doctor`s degree in the Maksym Rylsky Institute of Art History, Folklore and Ethnology.