Oleksiy Skrypnyk

Acting Chief Scientific Secretary of the NAА of Ukraine


Oleksiy Skrypnyk

    born in 1955

Composer, teacher, scientist

    Academician of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (2021)

    Corresponding member of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (2013-2021)

    Honored Art Worker of Ukraine (1999)

    PhD Candidate in Art History (2009)

    Professor (1999)

    Laureate of the Marian and Ivanna Kots International Composition Competition (1991)

    Laureate of the Republican M. Ostrovsky Prize (1990)

    Laureate of the L. Revutsky Republican Prize (1991)

    Laureate of the Mykola Lysenko Prize (2022)

Oleksiy Skrypnyk specialises in symphonic, chamber, instrumental, and choral music. The composer's works also include music for theatrical performances, computer programmes, songs, and pop music.
The composer is characterised by a constant search for creativity, he is proficient in all modern types of writing techniques, in his opuses he draws on the best examples of world music. Highly artistic, original music of O. Skrypnyk - Symphonies No. 1, No. 2, Suite to the drama by L. Andreiev's drama Savva, Symphonic poem "The Tale of Igor's Campaign", "Scherzo No. 2 for chamber orchestra Lyk Domer", "Scherzo No. 3 for chamber orchestra, French horns, percussion and piano", "Piano... forte... ", "Pizziccato" or chamber orchestra, for mixed a-cappella choir - Choral poem "The Sun is Burning Beyond the Mountains", Choral Concerto "Catharsis", arrangement of the Ukrainian folk song "Oh, Now, Jan's Day", instrumental and vocal works - attracts the interest of a wide range of listeners, is performed in Ukraine, as well as in neighbouring and far abroad countries, in particular in Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Germany, the USA, Hungary.
Academician Oleksiy Skrypnyk has been conducting significant research and teaching work. He is the author of 14 published works, including 11 scientific studies covering the problems of modern writing techniques.
As a teacher, he has trained talented young composers, including 6 laureates of international, 12 laureates of national and 2 laureates of regional composing competitions. As Rector of the Donetsk State Music Academy named after Serhii Prokofiev, Academician Skrypnyk devoted considerable attention to raising the scientific standard of the teaching staff, publishing scientific papers, textbooks, holding international competitions for young pianists in Serhii Prokofiev's homeland, young vocalists of the Anatolii Solovianenko Nightingale Fair, international Bach Academies (Ukraine-Germany), etc.


1955 - born on August 14 in Kirovsk, Luhansk region.
1986 - graduated from the Donetsk State Music and Pedagogical Institute.
1989 - began teaching at the Prokofiev Donetsk State Music and Pedagogical Institute.
1994 - Associate Professor at the Prokofiev Donetsk State Conservatory.
1996-2009 - Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of the Prokofiev Donetsk State Conservatory (since 2002 known as Prokofiev Donetsk State Music Academy).
1999 - Professor of the Prokofiev Donetsk State Conservatory.
2010 - 2014 - Rector of the Prokofiev Donetsk State Music Academy.
2015 - appointed Acting Chief Academic Secretary of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine.
2017 - elected Chief Academic Secretary of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine.
Member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine and the National All-Ukrainian Music Union.


For symphony orchestra

● Symphony (1988),
● The Tale of Igor's Campaign (1986-1987),
● Suita (1993);

For chamber orchestra

● Scherzo (1994);
● String Quartet (1987);
● Scherzo "Sarcasms";
● Diptych (Piano-Forte, Pizzicato);

For the piano

●  suite, plays, miniatures for children;

For mixed choir

● "Hallelujah" and others; songs; choral arrangements of folk songs; music for children's performances.