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Thu, Mar 28 2024 7:30 AM

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Ludmila Yurina: Other Visions

Ukrainian pianist and composer Ludmila Yurina presents new works from her Visiting Scholar residency at CCRMA.

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Ludmila Yurina was born in Uzyn, Ukraine, and graduated from Kyiv Music College as a pianist in 1981 and from Kyiv State P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatoire as a composer in 1990, completing her post-graduate studies there in 1998. In 2011 and 2023 she is visiting scholar at the Stanford University, CCRMA (USA).
She attended workshops with eminent musicians P-H. Dittrich, Irvine Arditti, H. Zapf, G. Stäbler, J. Durand at the Rheinsberg Music Academy as well as with Helmut Lachenmann and Wolfgang Rihm in Dresden.

In 1990–92, she was the Music Director of the theatre studios Kolo and ARS in Kiev. Since 1993, she has been a member and a coordinator of the Organizing Committee of the International Youth Music Forum in Kiev. In 1997 she was the Artistic Director of the Meta-Art Ukrainian Contemporary Art Festival in Kyiv.
Since 1995, Ludmila Yurina has worked as Associate Professor of Department of composition at the National Music Academy of Ukraine specialising in composition,orchestration, symphony scores reading ( plus two courses). She was a guest-composer to flute master-course at the Rheinsberg Music Academy in 1999, was invited to give a lecture about contemporary Ukrainian music there in 1999, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart (2006), in Texas Christian University (2008 and 2011),in City University New-York Graduate Center aka CUNY Graduate Center (2020) and in the Stanford University ( CCRMA, 2022) .

Yurina's creative residences:
Künstlerhof Schreyahn( Germany, 1998);
Experimental Electronic Music Studio of Südwestrundfunk (Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung, Freiburg, Germany, 1999);
Visby International Centre for composers (or VICC)[1] (Gotland, Sweden, 2005, 2006).

She got a grant from Fulbright Foundation for scholarship at the Stanford University,2011,CCRMA (USA).
In 1999 her name was included in the reference book Who Is Who (Delaware, USA).[full citation needed]

Yurina participated in numerous international festivals; her works have been performed in Ukraine, Germany, France, USA, Canada, Italy, Finland, Estonia,Israel, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, etc. She has collaborated with such well-known German performers as cellist M. Lorenz, trombonist Dirk Amrein, pianist S.Eder, C. Levine, Sinfonietta Dresden, New music ensemble XelmYa, Ensemble Timbre Actuel. Her music also have been performed by MAVerick ensemble, Symphony orchestra of Northwestern University, Karen Bentley Pollick, Trio Ravus, Edo Frenkel, Laura Ospina (US), Borealis Brass (Canada), Pierre-Stephane Meuge (France), Ivo Nilsson (Sweden), Orchestra of Ukrainian Television and Broadcasting company, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Kyiv Camerata,the percussion ensemble ARS NOVA, TanzLaboratorium Dance Company, Duo Violoncelissimo, the new-music ensemble Sed Contra, pianist Eugene Gromov (Ukraine).
Recordings of her music were produced on the CD Two Days and Two Nights of New Music: Festivals 1998–2000 and by Radio Deutsche Welle(Germany), Ukrainian Independent Radio (Chicago, USA), WPRB (Princeton, USA), Canadian broadcasting (Edmonton) and the Ukrainian National TV and Radio Company. Her works are published by Muzychna Ukrajina Publishing House (Ukraine), Frederic Harris Music Publishing (Canada), Furore Verlag, Certosa Verlag (Germany), TEM Taukay Edition (Italy), Terem-music Verlag[2] (Switzerland) and Donemus (Netherlands) [1].

Ludmila Yurina is an organiser and co-director of the three festivals of contemporary Ukrainian music in USA - Fort-Worth- 2008, 2012 and of Ukrainian contemporary music festival in New-York-2020 [ She is a member of the National Ukrainian Composers’ Union and ASCAP (USA).

Cost: FREE