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

Conductor: Zoja Tomson




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


The Chamber Choir of the R. Glier Kiev Music Institute will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in 2020. The ensemble’s members are students of the institute and high schools. The youngest singer in the choir 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.

Zoya Tomson - artistic Director and founder of the Chamber choir, honoured worker of arts of Ukraine. Studied in Novosibirsk and Rostov-on-don conservatories. Teacher of the R. Glier Kiev Music Institute. With the choir leads an active concert activity. On the basis of the choir held master classes for choirmasters.

Activity of Zoya Tomson is marked by the known rewards:

Kyiv mayor "For significant personal contribution to the development of national culture and art", the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "For significant personal contribution to development of Ukrainian culture and professionalism".

For significant contribution to development of musical art Zoya Tomson by decision of the Academic Council of the P. Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine named was awarded an Honoured sign «Order for the distinguished achievements in a musical art».


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Participants Universitas Cantat 2019


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