The concert Piano Series brings acclaimed pianists from around to world to the Dixon Hall stage. February 25 features Volodymyr Vynnytsky.
Internationally renowned pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky is laureate of the Margueritte Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris. Vynnytsky has performed with leading orchestras and appeared in solo recitals in many prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, the Phillips Gallery in Washington D.C., the Great (Bolshoi) Hall at the Moscow Conservatory, the Theatre Champs d’Elysees, Amphitheatre Richelieu de la Sorbonne, Salons de Boffrand de la Presidence du Senat in Paris, St. John’s Smith Square in London, Philharmonic Big Hall of Columns (Kyiv), Odessa Philharmonic Theatre in Ukraine, Tsai Performance Center (Boston), Teatro de Santa Isabel in Recife, Brazil, Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg and Baxter Theatre Centre Concert Hall in Cape Town, South Africa among many others.
He has also performed in recital in such countries as France, England, Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Brazil, Canada, South Africa among many others. A popular television and radio guest he has also been featured on NHK-TV (Japan) and in the Unite States on WQXR-FM in New York, and nationally on NPR.
Recital and chamber music appearances have included guest invitations in numerous International Festivals in Ukraine (Kyiv Music Fest, “Virtuosi”, “Contrasts”, “Bridge of Alexandre III”), France (Masters de Pontlevoy, “Les MusiCimes”, “DSCH”), Brazil (“Virtuosi”), Curacao (Art in Avila), Canada (Niagara International Chamber Music Festival), Czech Republic (“American Spring” Festival) and USA (Artosphere Arts Festival, Chamber Players International, LWMF, Mohonk Festival of the Arts, Windham Chamber Music Festival,
Southampton Festival of the Arts, Lake San Marcos Chamber Music Society, Music Mountain in Connecticut, Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston , Rachmaninoff International Festival in Los Angeles, “Music at the Institute” in New York and Art Center of Greene County, where he has served as artistic advisor and resident pianist since 1996.
Described by critics as possessing “incredible technique and deep musical understanding”, “The pianist is simply superb!” (American Record Guide), Vynnytsky’s recent performance in Charleston, South Carolina earned him a glowing review in The Post and Courier, titled, “Ukrainian pianist delivers excellence”, in which his playing is hailed as “a grand display of skill and precision that was breathtaking”.
Born in Lviv, Ukraine, Volodymyr Vynnytsky studied at the Lviv Music School for Gifted Children and later at the Moscow Conservatory. After earning his doctorate from the Moscow Conservatory under the direction of Yevgeny Malinin, he taught at the Kyiv Conservatory and concertized extensively throughout Ukraine, the other republics of the former Soviet Union, Europe,the USA, Canada, Central and South America and South Africa.
Volodymyr Vynnytsky has been a visiting member of the piano faculty in SUNY at Purchase, NY and at the University of Connecticut. In 2003 he was appointed Music Director of the Music and Art Center of Greene County, New York.
In October 2008 Volodymyr was awarded the title – Honorary Professor of Lviv State Academy of Music, Ukraine, in May 2010 – Honorary Professor of Odesa State Music Academy, Ukraine. In October 2012 Volodymyr Vynnytsky served as a Chairman of the Jury of the Fifth International Piano Competition in memory of Emil Gilels in Odesa, Ukraine.