Ludmila Yurina

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Ludmila Yurina (born 16 January 1962) is a Ukrainian pianist and composer.

Biography[edit]

Ludmila Yurina was born in Uzyn, Ukraine, and graduated from Kiev Music College as a pianist in 1981 and from Kiev State P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatoire as a composer in 1990, completing her post-graduate studies there in 1998.

She attended workshops with eminent musicians P-H. Dittrich, Irvine Arditti, H. Zapf, G. Stäbler, J. Durand in Rheinsberg as well as with Helmut Lachenmann and Wolfgang Rihm in Dresden.

In 1990–92, she was the Music Director of the theatre studios Kolo and ARS in Kiev. Since 1993, she has been a member and a coordinator of the Organising Committee of the International Youth Music Forum in Kiev. In 1997 she was the Artistic Director of the Meta-Art Ukrainian Contemporary Art Festival in Kiev.

Since 1995, she has worked as Associate Professor of Department of composition at the National Music Academy of Ukraine specialising in composition and orchestration. She was an invited composer at the flute master-course at the Rheinsberg Music Academy in Germany in 1999, was invited to give a lecture about contemporary Ukrainian music to High Music School in Stuttgart in 2006, and to Texas Christian University in 2008,2011.

Yurina's creative residences include: in Künstlerhof Schreyahn, Germany, 1998; at the Experimental Electronic Music Studio of Südwestrundfunk (by the Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung, Freiburg, Germany, 1999); Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Research, Science and Art (Baden-Baden, Germany, 2001);[Visby International Centre for composers (or "VICC")[1] (Gotland, Sweden, 2005, 2006). In 2010 she got a scholarship from Fulbright -Foundation to the Stanford University, CCRMA (USA).

In 1999 her name was included in the reference book Who is Who (Delawar, USA).[full citation needed]

She participated in numerous international festivals; her works have been performed in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France, USA, Italy, Finland, Estonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, etc. She has actively collaborated with such wellknown German performers as pianist S. Eder, cellist M. Lorenz, and Ensemble Timbre Actuel.

Recordings of her music were produced on the CD Two Days and Two Nights of New Music: Festivals 1998–2000 and by Radio Deutsche Welle (Germany),Ukrainian Independent Radio (Chicago,USA), Canadian broadcasting (Edmonton) and the Ukrainian National TV and Radio Company. Her works were published by Muzychna Ukrajina Publishing House (Ukraine) and Frederic Harris Music Publishing (Canada).

She is a Founder and Chairman of Association "Women in music" Ukraine (since 2002), member of the Honourable Committee "Donne in Musica" (Italy), member of the Ukrainian Composers’ Union.

Writings[edit]

  • 2008. "Modern Ukrainian music: 1980–2000". Ex Tempore 14, no. 1 (Spring-Summer): 51–56, TCU, Texas, USA

Compositions[edit]

  • 2012 "Trombon(o)per(a)Dirk" for solo trombone 7`
  • 2010 "Bird Bennu` Songs" for flute,clarinet,violin and violoncello  : 9`
  • 2008 "EXISTENZA…" for electronic, video, and modern dance : 29`
  • 2008 "Hunting for brother", music for radio-drama, text by V. Lyss : 10`
  • 2007 "Perseus-Betha-Algol" for e-guitar with processor and electronic : 8` 40
  • 2007 "Pulsar" for violin  : 8`
  • 2005 "Initiation ", cantata for baritone, mixed choir, and orchestra : 19` 30
  • 2005 "Crystal"for symphony orchestra :9`
  • 2003\04 "Incoming" for symphony orchestra : 9`
  • 2004 "Visions of John Baptist" for string quartet : 8`
  • 2004 "Angel of white day" for Piano  : 5`
  • 2002 "Shadows of deep dream" for flute, oboe, piano, and cello : 11`20
  • 2001 "Topos Uranios" for Harpsichord and live electronics: 8`
  • 2001 "Kashmir", version of "Led Zeppelin"’s song for symphony orchestra and rock instruments: 5`
  • 2001 "Waterdreams" for Trombono, percussion, improvising Saxophono,video and pantomime: 11`
  • 2000 "Irrlicht" for solo Violoncello: 6'
  • 2000 "Klangillusion" for flute, piano, and violoncello: 8'
  • 1999 "Quad", electronic music to S. Becket’s piece: 16'
  • 1999 "Shadows and Ghosts" for piano: 5'
  • 1999 "Gemma" for solo flute: 6'
  • 1998 "Funny Death" on A. Ginsberg’s text for soprano, 2 microphones, and tam-tam: 5'
  • 1998 "Funny Death" on A. Ginsberg’s text for 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors, 2 baritones: 4`
  • 1998 "Glass-Elegy" for piano: 8'
  • 1998 "Xing" for trombone, percussion, piano, and contrabass: 10'
  • 1997 "Streams", film music: 8'
  • 1997 "As soon as possible…" («Jaknajskorish…») for solo oboe: 6'
  • 1997 "…end-less…" for symphony orchestra: 8'
  • 1996 "Ein kleiner Marsch mit grossem Wecker" for children’s percussion ensemble: 6'
  • 1996 "Distanzierung" for 2 violoncellos: 8'
  • 1995 S-re Beresciolo, chamber symphony (restoration and edition) for 2 oboes, chamber orchestra
  • 1995 "Ritornelli" for Piano: 5'
  • 1995 "The End of the Game or Provocations" for clarinet, piano, violin, and violoncello: 7'
  • 1993 "Geometricum " for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn : 14'
  • 1993 "Ekagrata" for 4 groups of percussion: 15'
  • 1993 "Ran-Nan" for 19 strings: 11'
  • 1992 "The Garden of the Shadows ", film music: 12'
  • 1992 "Disintegrations" for solo trombone: 8'
  • 1991 "Rao Noala" for soprano, flute, vibraphone, piano, and violin: 11'
  • 1987—1991 "Jazz Fiesta", children’s piano album: 30'
  • 1989 Concerto for solo trombone and symphony orchestra 17'
  • 1987 "Two Jazz Etudes for Children" for piano: 2'
  • 1984—1987 "Ukrainian Echo", five pieces for piano: 6'
  • 1985 "Town and Country", three pieces for piano: 5'

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References[edit]

  • Gabel, Gerald. 2008. "Fourteen Composers in Today's Ukraine". Ex Tempore 14, no. 1 (Spring-Summer): 57–107, TCU, Texas, USA