Igor Shcherbakov’s importance as both a leading international and Eastern European musical voice is manifest by the positions and honors he has held. Included among these are Professor of the Ukrainian National Academy of Music, President of Kiev Composers Union, President of National Composers Union of Ukraine, organizer and musical director of the festival International Youth Music Forum, and musical director of the Kiev International New Music Festival. He was awarded with Taras Shevchenko National Award of Ukraine for his major creative contribution into the modern musical culture and a Vedel Kiev Art Award as well as the Deserved Figure of Arts of Ukraine.
Outside Ukraine, performances of his compositions have been given in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, France, Canada, Italy, Slovakia, the USA, Hungary, Belarus, Russia and Uzbekistan and Poland where his two Piano Concerti we recently performed. Igor Shcherbakov belongs to the generation of modern Eastern European composers, whose creativity and spiritual orientation have generated the public image of music in the old Soviet Union of the late 20th – early 21st centuries. He was among the first Soviet composers who in the last quarter of the 20th century turned his attention to spiritual matters that were prohibited for a long time in the totalitarian society.
May 9: Flute Concerto – Campus Orchester Luzern, Switzerland, conducted by Michael Koeck
March 14: All-Shcherbakov Concert
National Academy of Music Ukraine
Igor Andrievskaya, conductor
- Concerto for Flute, Percussion and Strings. Sergei Wilkie, flute
- Warum: Chamber Symphony No. 5 for Strings
- Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Strings. Maria Alexandrova, piano
- Penitential Verse: Chamber Symphony No. 1 for Violin and Strings. Orestes Smovzh, violin
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