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).
As part of the intercultural project "PRESENT PAST" of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, which presents music by Chico Mello and Peter Kerkelov, a series of lectures on the history of vocal music in the 20th and 21st centuries and on extended vocal techniques will be offered to students and teachers of the National Academy of Music "Pancho Vladigerov".
Part 1: "Crash Course on the History of Vocal Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries" (06.11.)
Part 2: "Introduction to the Vocal Extended Techniques" (07.11.)
Within the intercultural project "PRESENT PAST" presented by the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, spotlighting the music of Chico Mello and Peter Kerkelov, we are pleased to provide master classes aimed at enhancing the interpretation of contemporary music for voice students. These classes will delve into works by renowned composers like Mauricio Kagel, John Cage, Cathy Barberian, and others.
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︎NATIONAL MUSIC ACADEMY "PANCHO VLADIGEROV" SOFIA, BULGARIAConcert on the intersection of contemporary classical and traditional Bulgarian music. Music by Chilo Mello (world premiere) and Peter Kerkelov (world premiere).
Choir and instrumentalists of the National music academy “Pancho Vladigerov”
Vania Moneva - conducting
Viktoriia Vitrenko - singer, pianist, performer.
I am beyond joy and gratitude to have received the Michiko Hirayama Prize of the Isabella Scelsi Foundation - an award to outstanding singers who dedicate themselves to contemporary vocal music and particularly to music by Giacinto Scelsi. The previous winners of the prize are Anna Piroli (2016), Eleonora Claps (2017), Olga Vlasova (2018), Virginia Guidi (2019), Rosie Middletton (2020), Claudia Graziadei (2021) and Sarah Grace Graves (2022).
I am deeply honoured to have been showcased in the latest edition of the esteemed Vogue Ukraine magazine. You can explore my interview titled “Agents of Change: Conductor and Singer Viktoriia Vitrenko — on How to Convey War through the Language of Contemporary Music” online and/or in print.
Text: Daria Slobodianyk
Photo: Serhii Morgunov
Hairstyle and Makeup: Maryna Dubova
I am extremely excited that my own InterAKT Initiative has been portrayed by Dietrich Heißenbüttel in the latest issue (3/2023) of the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik! "Leaving the comfort zone. New forms of music theatre: The Stuttgart initiative "InterAKT". Read the article via the link or directly in the magazine.
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. ︎︎︎
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. ︎︎︎
GYÖRGY KURTÁG. MESSAGES OF THE LATE MISS R.V. TROUSSOVA, OP. 1
DIETER MACK. HANNANISSIMO
FRANCK BEDROSSIAN. IT LIMBO. MUSIKTHEATER (TRAILER)
VOX EX NIHILO. MUSIKTHEATER (TRAILER)