Yurii Pikush – composer

General information

Born in Dnipro in 1998. He studied at the Dnipro Music Academy (mandolin, 2013-2017), the National Music Academy of Ukraine (composition bachelor’s degree: class of Oleksandr Kostin – 2017-2022, master’s degree: class of Mykola Kovalinas – 2022-2023). All-Ukrainian Borys Liatoshynskyi Composition Competition: diploma of the IV prize and laureate of the Walter Feldman Special Prize, Kharkiv, 2018). Resident of the Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytskyi Scholarship (Lviv, 2021). Winner of the Second Myroslav Skoryk All-Ukrainian Composition Competition (Lviv, 2023).

He has participated in numerous master classes of new music – International Master Classes COURSE – Lviv, 2019, 2020; consulted with such famous composers as Simon Vosecek, Tamara Friebel, Anna Korsun, Slawomir Wojciechowski, Sergei Meinhardt, and others.

Yurii’s works have been performed at well-known international festivals of contemporary music: “Usedomer Musikfestival” (Germany), “Contrasts” (2019, 2020, 2021, 2023), “Kharkiv Music Fest” (2018, 2023), “New Music in Ukraine” (2018), etc.

Among the performers are the National Soloists Ensemble Kyiv Camerata, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kharkiv Music Fest Quartet, Nostri Temporis (Ukraine), Recherche Ensemble (Germany), Proton Ensemble Bern (Switzerland), Kateryna Boichuk, Viktor Rekalo, and others.