Kyiv Music Fest

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Kyiv Music Fest
Kiev Opera.jpg
Symphony concerts from Kyiv Music Fest are often held at the National Opera of Ukraine.
GenreClassical music
DatesLate September to early October
Location(s)Kyiv, Ukraine Ukraine
Years active1990 — present
Founded byIvan Karabyts
Websitekmf.karabits.com

Kyiv Music Fest (Ukrainian: Київ Музик Фест), is an annual international music festival in Kyiv, Ukraine that profiles modern Ukrainian classical music aiming to promote Ukrainian musicians in the context of world art.[1] The co-founders of the state-funded festival are the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and the National Union of Composers of Ukraine.[2]

The festival is held annually in late September to early October. The program of the festival consists works of modern Ukrainian and foreign composers, solo artists and music groups performing.

About[edit]

The main venues of the festival include National Opera of Ukraine, National Music Conservatory of Ukraine, National Organ and Chamber Music Hall of Ukraine (St. Nicholas Cathedral), National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Kyiv House of Scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.[3]

Symphony concerts of Kiev Music Fest are also held in the National Organ and Chamber Music Hall of Ukraine which is at the St. Nicholas Cathedral.

History[edit]

The festival was held in 1990. It was the brainchild of prominent Ukrainian composer Ivan Karabyts who was the festival's musical director from 1990 to 2001.[4] He was followed by Myroslav Skoryk who served as music director from 2002 to 2005 and again from 2013 to 2019, Ivan Nebesnyy from 2006 to 2011 and Ihor Shcherbakov since 2020.

Festival programs[edit]

  • I International Festival Kyiv Music Fest '90 (6–13 October 1990) — Program
  • II International Festival Kyiv Music Fest '91 (5–12 October 1991) — Program
  • III International Festival Kyiv Music Fest '92 (3–10 October 1992) — Program
  • IV International Festival Kyiv Music Fest '93 (2–9 October 1993) — Program
  • V International Festival Kyiv Music Fest '94 (1–8 October 1994) — Program
  • VI International Festival Kyiv Music Fest '95 (September 30 — October 7, 1995) — Program
  • VII * International Festival Kyiv Music Fest '96 (27 September — 5 October 1996) — Program
  • VIII International Festival Kyiv Music Fest '97 (September 27 — October 4, 1997) — Program
  • IX International Festival Kyiv Music Fest '98 (27 September — 3 October 1998) — Program
  • X International Festival Kyiv Music Fest '99 (25 September — 2 October 1999) — Program
  • XI International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2000 (23–30 September 2000) — Program
  • XII International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2001 (September 22 — October 1, 2001) — Program
  • XIII International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2002(21–29 September 2002) — Program
  • XIV International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2003 (September 27 — October 4, 2003) — Program
  • XV International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2004
  • XVI International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2005 (September 24 — October 2, 2005)
  • XVII International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2006Program
  • XVIII International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2007 (September 28 — October 7, 2007) — Program
  • XIX International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2008 (September 27 — October 5, 2008) — Program
  • XX International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2009 (September 25 — October 4, 2009) — Program
  • XXI International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2010 (September 25 — October 3, 2010) — Program
  • XXII International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2011 (September 24 — October 2, 2011) — Program
  • XXIII International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2012 (September 27 — October 8, 2012) — Program
  • XXIV International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2013 (September 26 — October 6, 2013) — Program
  • XXV International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2014 (September 24 — October 5, 2014) — Program
  • XXVI International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2015 (September 26 — October 4, 2015) — Program
  • XXVII International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2016 (October 1 — October 9, 2016) — Program
  • XXVIII International Festival Kyiv Music Fest—2017 (September 30 — October 8, 2017) Program
  • XXIX International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2018 (September 29 — October 8, 2018) Program Program
  • XXX International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2019 (September 27 — October 7, 2019) [1]Program
  • XXXI International Festival Kyiv Music Fest-2020 (September 26 — October 4, 2020) Program

Festival venues[edit]

Lysenko Column Hall of the National Philharmonic in Kyiv is an iconic classical music venue.

Festival concerts are held in architecturally significant venues in the center of Kyiv, including:

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Марина Копиця, Галина Степанченко. "Ідея". Kyiv Music Fest. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  2. ^ Ministry of Culture of Ukraine (26 July 2013). Про внесення змін до Положення про Міжнародний фестиваль "Київ Музик Фест" Мінкультури України; Наказ від 26.07.2013 № 696 (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Kyiv Music Fest - European Festivals Association". www.festivalfinder.eu. Retrieved 2022-02-24.
  4. ^ Гуркова Ольга (2011). "Archived copy" Іван Карабець є фундатор Міжнародного музичного фестивалю "Київ Мизик Фест" (PDF). Українське музикознавство (in Ukrainian). 37: 432–445. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2013-09-02.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)