Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk died yesterday, 1 June, at the age of 81. He was born in Lviv, Ukraine, in 1928. In 1947 Skoryk’s family were deported to Siberia, where Myroslav grew up: they did not return to Lviv until 1955. Then, Skoryk studied at the Lviv Conservatory and started composing. In 1960, he continued his studies at the Moscow Conservatory with Dmitri Kabalevsky.

In his long musical career he was not only a composer, but also a teacher and a conductor. In 1996 Skoryk lived for a time with his family in Australia and received Australian citizenship, but later he returned to live in Ukraine. In April 2011 Skoryk was appointed artistic director of Kyiv Opera, a position he held until 2016.

Pizzicato reviews of his works:

Ukrainische Symphonik

Bunt und abwechslungsreich

Myroslav Skoryk: Violinkonzerte als Musikdramen


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