Viktoriia Vitrenko

— a versatile Ukrainian soprano, conductor and artistic director. Her musical precision and expressive personality particularly enable her to interpret works of contemporary music.

Viktoriia's career has brought her to stages across Germany, Great Britain, Norway, the Netherlands, France, Macedonia, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Romania, Switzerland, Ukraine and Russia. A winner of numerous prestigious competitions, she took first place at the "Ohrid Choral Festival" (Macedonia) and third place at the "Florilège vocal de Tours" (France), among others. Her debut album "Scenes" (2019, AUDITE) with chamber music by György Kurtág won the Supersonic Pizzicato Award and was nominated for the German Record Critics Award (PdSK-2019) and International Contemporary Music Awards 2020 (ICMA 2020).

Despite the pandemic, Vitrenko remains artistically active during the 2020/2021 season. She will be featured in live and digital performances, as a singer at the ECLAT Festival of New Music, and in a virtual residency with the vocal ensemble “Alter Ratio” (Ukraine). As a conductor, she will return to the Divertimento Ensemble (Italy), the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and will hold various workshops on extended vocal techniques in Kyiv, Ukraine. As artistic director, she will develop and produce an interactive performance "Chatroom" and an international concert "Women United" within the framework of the InterAKT initiative. Finally, she will join the Cité internationale des arts in Paris (May - October 2021) as artist-in-residence to create her own artistic projects and collaborate with other artists from various disciplines.

Viktoriia Vitrenko is an exceptionally versatile musician who has achieved success as both  conductor and singer.
As a conductor, she has led the Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra, the Concerto Tübingen, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Divertimento Ensemble (IT) and the Landesjugendensemble Neue Musik Baden-Württemberg. As a choral conductor and scholarship holder of the DIRIGENTENFORUM, she has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic Choir, the Gächinger Kantorei, the Choir of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the NDR Radio Choir, the Chamber Choir Saar and the Berliner Radio Choir, among others. Moreover, she took over as choral conductor for the production of "Alice in Wonderland" at the Staatstheater Stuttgart and a world premiere with the Deutsche Kammerchor for the Donaueschinger Musiktage.

As a singer, she has performed at the National Opera of Ukraine and at the Opera Forward Festival in the Netherlands, among others. Numerous performances have taken her to European festivals for contemporary music including NOW! Festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, November Music, R-E-M Festival, EM-Visia, Vox Electronica, Sommer in Stuttgart and on the concert stages of the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam and the Dortmund Konzerthaus.

Cultural and social exchange plays a central role for Viktoriia Vitrenko. She sees herself as a mediator for Ukrainian culture and an active promoter of contemporary music. Collaborating with artists outside of the field of music is an integral part of her creative work. To facilitate this process, she launched several projects and ensembles, including InterAKT (*2017) — a cross-art initiative focusing on socio-political and technological issues.

She lives in Stuttgart, Germany.