Oleksandr Dragan – conductor

General information

General Director of the Khmelnytsky Regional Philharmonic and Candidate of Art History and Associate Professor

He was born on May 3 in 1981 in the village Trofanivka in Sniatyn district of Ivano-Frankivsk region.

Oleksandr Dragan studied at the Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko at Department of Opera and Symphony Conducting and  also  in the graduate school of the Academy under Professor Yuriy Lutsiv  from 2005 to 2009.

Oleksandr Dragan was the artistic director and chief conductor of the Khmelnytsky Regional Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra  from 2008 to 2009.

He is General Director of the Khmelnytsky Regional Philharmonic from 2009 to present.

He performed at prestigious art festivals as a conductor of chamber and symphony orchestras in Ukraine such as  “Kyiv Musicfest” in Kyiv, “Contrasts” in  Lviv, “Two Days and Two Nights” in Odessa. Abroad festivals were in  Poland, Lithuania, Switzerland , Germany, Austria.

He is the founder and inspirer of the prestigious art forum “Khmelnytsky ChamberFest”, the competition of young performers “ProArt” and a number of other art events.

Operas and operettas “Nazar Stodolya”, “Bogdan Khmelnytsky” by K. Dankevych, “Hutsulka Ksenia” by J. Barnych were staged  by Oleksandr Dragan`s  initiative and for the first time since Ukraine  independence and also were performed a number of other productions at the Khmelnytsky Regional Philharmonic.