LOST ON MARS
About the band:
Lost on Mars is one of the Lyrica Classic's projects established in 2021 by composer and guitarist Serge Khrichenko and soprano Yulia Petrachuk. At present, it is formed as a quartet that also includes piano and organ. The ensemble performs original compositions by Serge Khrichenko in NeoClassical style with elements of metal, art rock, and country styles.
Serge Khrichenko's compositions are incredibly diverse, with a set of common features. First of all, they are unique and sometimes even bizarre, and they sound incredibly improbable. Second, they are incredibly challenging technically but at the same time engaging emotionally through the "music" that may seem intellectually stimulating to the listener – a participant in an overall unique experience. And finally, each composition is immediately identifiable as his work, great movie scores for the human mind.
Soprano Yulia Petrachuk is a soloist at Carnegie Hall in New York (US), Musikverein and Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna (Austria), and many other known venues. Yulia specializes in contemporary classical music and has performed many World and US premieres.
Guitarist & composer Serge Khrichenko is a winner of the International Music Competition EUTERPE in Italy. His compositions "Tango Mephisto" and "Raising Buddha" were finalists in the instrumental category of the UK International Songwriting Contest, 2007, and his composition "Dangerous Journey" was listed many times in the "Top 10 on Earth" in the jazz-fusion category.
Pianist Tatiana Loisha is a winner of the Shostakovitch competition (St. Petersburg, Russia) and the International Competition for Young Pianists (Brest, France). She was a collaborator at Queen Elisabeth Competition, Operalia, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, and the Montreal International Musical Competition.
Organist Nicholas Will is the founder and President of The Saint Gregory Institute of Sacred Music, Director of Liturgical Music, and Lecturer at Mount St. Mary's Seminary based in Emmitsburg, MD.
Organist Stephen Harouff is the Music Director and Organist at Towson Presbyterian Church since 2014, he also works as a conductor for Encore Creativity for Older Adults
Organist Paul Byssainthe, Jr. is an accomplished organist, conductor, and composer. He recently served as Organist and Choir Director at St. Martin de Porres Parish in Brooklyn, NY, and as Piano Instructor for the Lang Lang International Music Foundation’s Keys of Inspiration Program at PS 46 in Harlem, NY.
"Prayer for Peace"
At Sligo Church, Takoma Park, MD
The concert will feature contemporary American composers and their works for the pipe organ and other instruments. Lost on Mars will perform its Cantata for Peace composed by Serge Khrichenko. MORE INFO
Our Lady of the Angels
We all loved the performance. The music was exciting throughout, and the musicians were fantastic. Our guests were impressed by the ensemble and the performance quality, and they are still talking about it. I would highly recommend Lost on Mars to every event creator!
Mary Slomba / Director of Music
This outstanding performance was considered a highlight of the evening. The work of the four artists compiled in Lost On Mars is a real fusion of styles, as well as instruments and emotions. The use of the church organ in combination with the electric guitar, piano, and voice creates a very unique atmosphere, which is able to move the audience to another universe, lost on Mars!
Rachel R. / concert attendee
Lost on Mars is a must-see show. The music is an eclectic mix of classical, rock, country, and jazz. The performance was top-notch, with the soloist singing in English, French, and Arabic and the ensemble playing some of the best I've heard. The strong, classically trained voice of the soprano comes straight to your heart, intertwining with the anguished sounds of the electric guitar, and the virtuosity of the pianist is simply astonishing. The deep sound of the organ complements all this. Incredible experience! I would definitely see it again!
Lyrica Classic Press Attaché
Lost on Mars is an alternative rock band that can perform at your private event or at a concert of any size. Contact us to book our band for your next event.
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