|Birth name||Mykola Kolessa|
|Also known as||Nikolai Kolessa|
|Born||6 December 1903
Sambir, Austria-Hungary (present-day Ukraine)
|Died||8 June 2006
|Occupation(s)||Composer, conductor, professor|
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (March 2017)|
His father Filaret was a prominent Ukrainian ethnomusicologist and composer and his cousin was the celebrated pianist Lubka Kolessa. He studied in Prague under Vítězslav Novák and Otakar Ostrčil, and taught at Lviv Conservatory. His works include two symphonies (1949 and 1966), symphonic variations (1931), a 'Ukrainian Suite' (1928), all for orchestra, and 'In the Mountains' for string orchestra (1972), and a number of chamber and incidental works as well as some song cycles. His composition style was tonal and conservative and has been linkened to that of Alexander Glazunov. As a conductor he worked with world famous ensembles like the NRCU Symphony Orchestra.
- NRCU Symphony Orchestra website, nrcu.gov.ua; accessed 13 March 2017.
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