Lesia Dychko


She is especially recognized for her choral work.

LESIA DYCHKO (b. 1939, Kyiv) is particularly noted for her choral work. She graduated from the Kyiv Conservatory of Music in the composition class of K. Dankevych and B. Lyatoshynsky. She continued her postgraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory with N. Peyko. Since 1979 she has been on the Board of Directors of the Composers’ Union of Ukraine. She has been repeatedly awarded for her work, including the Shevchenko State Prize, the highest honor in the field of culture. She is also involved in teaching at the Kyiv Institute of Culture.

Among his more important compositions are: Dumka (1964) – a rhapsody for coloratura soprano, male chorus and symphony orchestra, Red Kalina (1968) – a cantata for chorus, soloists, 2 pianos, harp and percussion to texts of old Ukrainian songs of the 16th-17th centuries, Four Seasons (1973) – a chamber cantata for choir a cappella, Liturgy No. 2 (1994) for mixed choir a cappella. She is also the author of song cycles for voice with piano.

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