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Irina Kalynovska

Калиновская Ирина

Iryna Kalynovska, a graduate of the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Ukraine (piano (Professor A. Yankelevych) and organ (Professor A. Kotliarevskyi) classes), has been employed as an organist with the Kamianets-Podilskyi State Historical Reserve, the Khmelnytskyi Oblast Philharmonic, and the Kyiv Theatre of Poetry. Since 1983, she has been a soloist of the National Organ and Chamber Music Hall of Ukraine. In 1982, Iryna Kalynovska became a laureate of the First Republican Organists Contest and won a special prize for the best musical performance. In 1996, Mrs. I. Kalynovska became an Honored Artist of Ukraine, and in 2009 - a National Artist of Ukraine.
Iryna Kalynovska has an inherent constant love of self-improvement. She has sharpened her skills under the guidance of well-known musician W. Schetelich (Germany), Professor F. Klinda (Slovakia), and L. Digris (Lithuania). She has participated in numerous international music festivals. Besides her solo recitals, the artist gives performances in ensembles together with vocalists and instrumentalists. Also, she tours in Ukraine and abroad (Italy, Germany, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Baltic states, USA, Finland, Switzerland, and Great Britain).
Having an extraordinary artistic temperament and high professionalism, Iryna Kalynovska knows the ropes of diversified styles in organ music from different epochs. Her performance is remarkable for outstanding artistry, perfect mastery, and a deep insight into a composer's conception. Her repertoire includes monographic programs: "J.S. Bach", "C. Franck", and "O. Messiaen". Iryna's grand-scale project, a cycle of 17 concerts "Johann Sebastian Bach and His Family", became a notable event in the country's cultural life. The artist pays great attention to the promotion of Ukrainian composers' works. Her repertoire also entails works of L.Dychko, V.Huba, V.Nazarov, V.Poliova, V.Zubytskyi, V.Runchak, M.Shukh, Y. Lionk, S.Luniov, etc.

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