Her compositions include symphonic, chamber and choral works, as well as arrangements of Ukrainian folk songs.
OLENA ILNYTSKA (born 1977 in Ternopil) is a graduate of the P. Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music of Ukraine in Kyiv, where she completed her composition studies with Ivan Karabits in 2001 and her assistantship with Prof. Myroslav Skoryk in 2004.
In 2010, within the framework of the scholarship program of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland “Gaude Polonia”, she completed an internship at the K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, in the composition class of Aleksander Lasoń. Since 2005 she has been a member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine. She has participated in contemporary music festivals: “Kyiv Music Fest”, “Forum of Young Music”, “Musical Premieres of the Season”, “Contrasts”, “Days of Ukrainian Music in Warsaw”. In 2010, she took part in the project “Chopin – Transcriptions of Our Time”, within the framework of which she made a contemporary transcription of Prelude No. 15 in D flat major. In 2019, she took part in the eighth All-Ukrainian concert-music project “Creative Workshop of Interpretation of Contemporary Music” (Pyotr Tchaikovsky National Music Academy in Kyiv) with the piece “Nocturne 1” for piano, which was one of the mandatory pieces to be interpreted by participants in the piano competition. She was awarded the Grand Prix of the Composition Competition within the framework of the “Creative Workshop for the Interpretation of Contemporary Music.” In 2020-2021, she was a participant in the international project Pandemic Media Space, which included her composition “Clouds in the Sky.” In 2015, the piece “Serenade” for violin and piano was included in the collection of works for violin and piano “Colors of New Music in Ukraine” by Ukrainian composers, participants of the “Gaude Polonia” scholarship program, published by the Music Ukraine publishing house. Her credits include symphonic, chamber and choral works, as well as studies of Ukrainian