Born in Bishkek, after the World War II, Poklad with his family moved to Ternopol (Tarnopol) where he finished high school and music school in 1957. Later continued his music studies in Kiev in the Glier Institute and the Kiev Conservatory. Poklad started off his career in the Academical Ensemble of the Internal Troops of Ukraine of Songs and Dances. He later graduated from the Kiev Conservatory in 1967. He is also a recipient of the National Artist of Ukraine Award, and a laureate of the Shevchenko National Prize (1986).
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- "International festival of student works "Barvy oseni - 2005"". Hromadskyi Prostir (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2008-01-29.
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