Berezovsky’s work marked the beginning of Ukrainian classicism in music, later developed by Bortniansky and Vedel.
MAKSYM BEREZOVSKY (1745, Hlukhiv – 1777, St. Petersburg), a composer and singer, studied first at the Hlukhiv school of Orthodox singers and then at the Kyiv Mohyla Academy, from where he was taken to the Court Singing Band in St. Petersburg. From 1758 he sang in the Kapela, and from 1762 he was a soloist in the court opera troupe.
In 1769-73 he studied in Italy with G.B. Martini. In 1771 he received a composition diploma from the Bologna Philharmonic Society, of which he later became a member. His opera Demofont do