YURIY YANKO

CONDUCTOR

Maestro Yanko and Lyrica Classic collaborated on a big project of a contemporary mono-opera “The Love Letters” by Ukrainian composer Vitaly Hubarenko that was US-premiered at Carnegie Hall in July 2019.

BIOGRAPHY

Director  – Chief Conductor of the Kharkiv Philharmonic, Honored Artist of Ukraine, the winner of the International competition named by Vakhtang Jordania.

The works of maestro Yankois characterized by a high culture of performance, knowledge of musical styles, and national schools. Crisp and clear gesture, emotional, dramatic and demanding to work with the orchestra – all that created a reputation as one of the best conductors of Ukraine. He graduated as a conductor-choirmaster Kharkiv Special Music School (1980), Kharkiv State University Art named by I.Kotlyarevsky(1985), as an opera and symphony conductor – National Music Academy named by P.Tchaikovsky(1991); the conductor of Academic Symphony Orchestra of ZaporozhyePhilharmonic (1991-1994), artistic directorand conductor of the chamber orchestra of Kharkiv Specialized Secondary Music Boarding School (1999-2004).Since 1994 he conducted at Kharkiv Academic Opera and Ballet named by M. Lysenko.He was a conductor-producer of many plays. Since 2001 he has been artistic director and principal conductor of the symphony orchestra of Kharkiv Philharmonic. In 2004 he became its director. He received the diplomas of the regional state administration (2002, 2006), the highest award of Kharkiv mayor “For diligence” (2004).

Mr. Yanko is a winner of the regional rating “Kharkiv Citizen of Year” (2001-2006), a regional award “Public Recognition” (2004), as well as a municipal creative prize named by B.Gmyrya(2007). Famous musicians of our time (D.Bashkirov, B.Kotorovych, V. Kraynyev, D. Kramer, Y. Loyevskyy, M. Petrov, S. Stadler, N. Shtarkman, O. Knyazyev, S. Shodzhyand many others) highly evaluated conducting skills of Maestro Yanko. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra of Moldova, with orchestras in many cities of Russia and Ukraine.

Audience from many countries knows his familiar art: Bulgaria, Holland, Egypt, Spain, Italy, Germany, South Korea, Poland, Russia, USA, France, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland.

RECENT RECORDINGS

Beethoven – Piano Concerto № 3 in C minor

Tchaikovsky – Pas de Deux (for piano)

The Nutcracker

Kasparas Mikuzhis – piano and Academic Symphony Orchestra of Kharkiv Philharmonic

Liebestod – symphony ballet Op. 53 (1997)

by Vitaly Hubarenko

Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Kharkiv Philharmonic, 2018

Beethoven “Ah, perfido”

Soprano – Yulia Petrachuk

Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria

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