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Viktoriia Vitrenko is 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. 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).

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01/05/2022
19:00


La cité des dames


︎hospital church stuttgart, germany

Debut concert of the female vocal ensemble Kollektiv TRIGGER feat. Clémence Boullu, Andrea Conangla, Viktoriia Vitrenko & Elena Tasevska. With pieces by Justina   Repečkaitė, Anna Arkushyna, Giacinto Scelsi, Kaija Saariaho and Rytis Mazulis.


Singer & Conductor.


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06/05/2022
19:00


VORTEX #1 - BLACK HOLE, BIG BANG!


︎TONSTUDIO TESSMAR HANNOVER, germany

Staged concert/music theatre with works by Mirela Ivičević and Ying Wang. With: Ensemble musica assoluta, directed by Luise Kautz, conductor William Cole. Singer & Performer.

Singer.

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14/05/2022
11:00
14:00

Festival für zeitgenössisches Musiktheater

︎LICHTHOF Theater
hamburg, germany

Panel discussion on the topic "Complex voice, body and singing" and presentation of the performance "Limbo". With: Viktoria Vitrenko (singer and conductor), Chris Grammel (director and coach)Moderation: Prof. Dr. Rainer Nonnenmann (musicologist and moderator).


Speaker.



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News/press

PRESS

08/02/2022



Probably the most blatant performance on the final day was given by the Ukrainian singer and pianist Viktoriia Vitrenko under the title "Limbo": as an astonished stage figure completely wrapped in gauze bandages, she also described pandemic conditions between isolation and limbo: great voice, strong performance.



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PRESS

08/02/2022


The Ukrainian artist Viktoriia Vitrenko glides between speaking, screaming, singing and croaking in the programme called "Limbo". The opening "3 Songs" by the Polish composer Agata Zubel set the dramaturgical tone. The vocal part, which does without lyrics, seems almost existentialist, but its iridescence is all the more moving, which is intensified in an interesting way by the sound of the prepared piano. The clanging, plopping and grumbling of the piano creates a rich spectrum of colour. It is fascinating to observe how Viktoriia Vitrenko really consumes herself in the almost two-hour programme. She sings and accompanies herself on the piano and elevates the whole thing to a performance (directed by Titus Selge). The stage evokes memories of a prison cell with a barred window and a dirty toilet bowl. Wrapped in a blanket, Vitrenko initially crouches under the piano, crawls out and emerges as a living mummy, wrapped in white bandages. Little by little, she reveals herself, repeatedly exposing (made-up) injuries that go hand in hand with a political dimension. This becomes most apparent in Ying Wang's "Illuminations", in which a show trial in China and the Belarusian civil rights activist Maria Kalesnikava are shown in video clips. Wistfulness spreads at the end of Maxim Shalygin's song cycle "Songs of Youth". Echoes of traditional folk art characterise the seven songs with their melancholy gesture, which leads purposefully to the concluding "Agnus Dei", which is designed as a lament with a great final climax.




PRESS

09/02/2022



Perhaps the most lasting impression at the festival, however, was left by Viktoriia Vitrenko's solo performance "Limbo". Not only because the Ukrainian pianist, singer and performer combined several song cycles into a complete work of art. The intense performance also included a video showing Maria Kolesnikova at one of the demonstrations in Minsk. She and Vitrenko know each other well; she dedicated this moving evening to her. Towards the end, she can hardly hold back her tears. Kolesnikova's spirit is present here every minute. No one knows at the moment how she is doing in prison. But she is not forgotten.


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INTERAKT initiative


InterAKT is a young initiative from Stuttgart, Germany, that brings together artists from different disciplines for cross-art projects. InterAKT creates synergy effects by networking young talents. ︎︎︎


MIXED SOUND PERSONNEL


Mixed Sound Personnel (MSP) is an ensemble comprised of voice, percussion and electronics. In their performances MSP concentrates on direct contact with the public and engaging it in an interactive process. ︎︎︎

MAKING wavES


The women's vocal ensemble "Making waves" (artistic director - Viktoriia Vitrenko) was founded in 2010 in Kiev, Ukraine, as a spin-off of the student choir "KPI". After only a few months, the singers made their debut on the stage of the Lviv Organ Hall with "La petite fille sage" from "Petites voix" by Francis Poulenc. ︎︎︎

PITS


The duo PITS [Pearl in the Shell] consists of two Ukrainian musicians (Vitaliy Kyianytsia — piano and Viktoriia Vitrenko — voice), who move in the field of new and improvised music. ︎︎︎


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