Ukrainian Muse. Muses Are Not Silent

Lyudkevych Concert Hall

06.05.2022 / 18:00

Lyudkevych Concert Hall



The concert program focuses on chamber music by contemporary authors and representatives of the late Romantic epoch. All these works, written in the individual style of each of the artists, reflect the leading trends in the development of Ukrainian instrumental music.

The oldest of the composers, Vasyl Barvinsky, was called a “composer without notes” because the Soviet regime had burnt out most of his scores in public. However, he’s the first Ukrainian composer whose notes have been published in Europe, the USA and Japan (Reters, Universal Edition). His “Six Miniatures on Ukrainian Themes” proved so popular that 1,000 copies were sold in just 4 months in Europe, which was a significant success for 1925. But in the Mordovia labor camp, where the famous composer was brutally imprisoned for 10 years, Vasyl Barvinsky created a Quintet for two violins, viola, cello and piano – music full of expressive lyrics and respect for Ukrainian melodies.

Myroslav Skoryk, who as a child survived repression and exile in Siberia, became the voice of his generation and a leading representative of the Ukrainian “neofolkloric wave”. The recitative, which is primarily a vocal monologue form of expression of musical thought, in the music of Myroslav Skoryk is associated with the European instrumental tradition. In the trio “Recitative and Rondo” he finds the point of intersection of European tradition with Ukrainian as universal genre stereotypes and the unique originality of the interpretation of the trio in the usual forms of folk art.

Skoryk’s younger contemporary, Yevhen Stankovych, looks into the past, writing the quartet “Elegy” in memory of the Ukrainian classical author Stanislav Lyudkevych. His modern understanding of the ancient signs of our culture opens the way for listeners to the perception of absolute music, as well as the synthesis of differences in unity.

Meanwhile, one of the most famous contemporary composers of Ukraine, Valentyn Sylvestrov will be presented by a miniature “Icon”. It shows his “early”, avant-garde, clearly recognizable face.

Finally, the performance of the String Quartet “Reminiscences” will be a tribute to the late composer Hanna Havrylets. In it, she explores tendencies of the instrumental theater.



  • Maryna Hromadska, violin
  • Silvika Fudela, violin
  • Mariia Panchuk, viola
  • Oksana Lytvynenko, cello
  • Martha Kuziy, piano



  • Yevhen Stankovych (1942). Elegy for String Quartet
  • Hanna Havrylets (1958-2022). String Quartet № 2 “Reminiscences”
  • Valentyn Sylvestrov (1937). “Icon” for string quartet
  • Myroslav Skoryk (1938-2020). “Recitative and Rondo” for Piano Trio
  • Vasyl  Barvinsky (1888-1963). Quintet for two violins, viola, cello and piano





“Ukraine–2022. Muses Are Not Silent” is a series of digital chamber concerts organized by Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic in support of Ukrainian musicians during the russian armed aggression. Online concerts will become a platform for the uniting of the Ukrainian music community, as many musicians participating in these concert programs have become internally displaced people and have found shelter in Lviv.

We provide a free opportunity for the whole world to watch concerts on the official YouTube channel of the Lviv National Philharmonic. At the same time, we suggest our listeners from abroad make charitable donations to Ukrainian musicians who have stayed here in Ukraine.


Bank details for charitable help.

It is a multi-currency account that accepts transfers in US dollars, euros and Polish zlotys.

Bank name:


Lviv branch

Address of bank:

Ukraine, 79000, Lviv, 4, A.Mitskevich sq.

BIC (SWIFT) code (Bank identifier code):


IBAN code (International Bank Account Number code):

UA07 322 313 00000 26 009 0000 40 819

Name of the account holder:


Address of the account holder

Ukraine, 79000, Lviv, 7 Tchaikovsky Str.

Purpose of payment:

Charitable help for musicians in Ukraine


The broadcast is provided by:
Camera: Andrij Zelenyj
Director of the broadcast: Mykola Khshanovskyi
Sound director of the broadcast: Marian Lesiuk
Producer: Bohdan Sehin