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Participants Universitas Cantat 2017

Chamber Choir of the R. Glier Kyiv Music Institute, Ukraine
Conductor:  Zoja Tomson




Chamber Choir of the R. Glier Kyiv Music Institute, Ukraine


In 2015 the Chamber Choir of the Reinhold Glière Kiev Music Institute celebrated its fifteenth anniversary. The ensemble’s members are students of the institute and high schools. The youngest of them is 15 years old.

The choir’s large repertoire combines classical and contemporary music, both secular and spiritual works of different epochs, nations and styles. In addition to classic pieces of choral 16th to 21st century music, the choir often performs world premieres of compositions written by modern Ukrainian composers. A creative friendship has developed over the years between the choir and the composer Victor Stepurko.

The choir gives many concerts in Kiev and other the cities of Ukraine. It was enthusiastically received by the adjudicators at choral art festivals and competitions in Poland, Bulgaria and Serbia and won various prizes. The ensemble received a Grand Prix and award ‘For the best execution of work of the Serbian composer’ at the 23rd International Choral Festival in Serbia.  At the 23rd Ghena Dimitrova International Choral Competition in Bulgaria the choir won the prize ‘For the best execution of competitive work of the Bulgarian composer’. 

The Chamber Choir of the Reinhold Glière Kiev Music Institute participated in international festivals of the National Union of Ukrainian Composers: “Musical Premieres of the Season” and “Kiev Music Fest”, the 11th International Festival of University Choirs “Universitas Cantat” in Poland, “Easter Meeting” in Kiev and many others.

Zoja Tomson

Zoya Tomson graduated from the Novosibirsk conservatory from the class of Professor M. Berdennikov. Since 1976 she has been working as a teacher in Kiev Glier Music College (now the Kiev Glier Music Institute) at choral conducting faculty. Since 2000, the head of the students’ Chamber Choir.

In 1962 she began working with the choir, sometimes she worked with students’ and children choirs, and for some time she led the choir of the Opera Studio of the Kiev Conservatory. She was awarded diplomas of the Kiev City Council, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Kiev Department of Culture, the National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P. Tchaikovsky.

She was honoured "For significant contributions to the development of musical Art” and awarded an honorary medal "Order for outstanding achievements in music”. “The best conductor” on the festivals in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine (2008, 2009). “The best conductor” at the 2nd Festival of Orthodox Music at the 23rd International Choral Festival in Nish 2010, Serbia.

 R. Glier Kyiv Music Institute, Ukraine




Festival Director: Prof. Krzysztof Szydzisz
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Festival Deputy Director: AMU prof. Dr hab. Joanna Piech–Sławecka
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