His works have been performed in Canada, France, Belgium, Poland, Russia and the USA.
VOLODYMYR SHUMEYKO (born 1949) graduated from Kyiv’s P. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in 1973 in Myroslav Skoryk’s composition class. He worked as a lecturer in theoretical and musical subjects at the music school in Rivne, and as an editor at the Musical Ukraine publishing house.
Major works: Partita and Sonata for piano, Sonata for flute and harpsichord, Psalm for clarinet and harpsichord, Quarteto sassofonico, Composizione for seven performers, Three old-fashioned chants for female voice, four flutes and four percussion instruments, Pride about three Azov brothers for male voice and symphony orchestra, Sonnets of Courage for male voice and symphony orchestra to poems by Vasyl Symonenko, oratorio To the Unknown Soldier for male chorus and symphony orchestra to poems by Oleh Olzhych, 3 Statements (3 Simphonies) – the first and third for string orchestra, the second for chamber orchestra using Ukrainian folk instruments. His works have been performed in Canada, France, Belgium, Poland, Russia and the USA. Among the performers are the National Soloist Ensemble “Kyiv Kamerata,” the Folk Instruments Orchestra, the Kyiv Saxophonist Quartet, soloists – Nina Matviyenko, Valery Bujmister and others. He is a member of the Composers’ Union of Ukraine.