Ihor Pylatiuk

Academician of the NAA of Ukraine


Ihor Pylatiuk

    born in 1954

Violinist, Conductor, Educator, Musicologist, Musician and Public Figure

    Academician of the NAA of Ukraine (2017)

    People's Artist of Ukraine (1999) 

    PhD in Philosophy (2003)

    Professor (2001) 

Ihor Pylatiuk has gained wide recognition as a performer in Ukraine and abroad; he has released numerous recordings on radio and television. His professional skills have been highly praised by the Ukrainian and foreign press. Among the milestone performances/projects are concert programmes dedicated to the 1st anniversary of Independence in the National Palace of Arts "Ukraine" with the participation of the Chamber Orchestra of the Ivano-Frankivsk Philharmonic (1991, Kyiv), and then recurrent concert programmes dedicated to the Independence Days of Ukraine (1991-2000); concerts in the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, etc. The concert programmes featuring cantatas by Ukrainian composers M. Lysenko, D. Sichynskyi, and M. Skoryk based on Taras Shevchenko's poetry were highly successful. I. Pylatiuk is a moderator and performer (as a conductor) of various art projects. The First Myroslav Skoryk International Violin Competition, initiated by I. Pylatiuk, was held during the Maestro's lifetime and with his direct participation.
The geography of his concert activity as a conductor is bound up with the activities of chamber and symphony orchestras in Ukraine. I. Pylatiuk initiated the establishment of the Chamber Orchestra at the Ivano-Frankivsk Philharmonic (1982) and for over 15 years was its artistic director and chief conductor. Under his leadership, the orchestra recorded more than 50 pieces for the collections of the National Radio Company of Ukraine. As a conductor, I. Pylatiuk collaborates with symphony orchestras such as the Lviv Philharmonic, the Opera Studio of the Mykola Lysenko National Music Academy, and the Trembyta Chapel, Lviv Chamber Orchestra "Academy" (since 1999 Ihor Pylatiuk has been the chief conductor of the Lviv Chamber Orchestra "Academy", which has toured extensively in Ukraine, Germany, and Sweden), Lviv Chamber Orchestra "Perpetuum Mobile", and "Harmonia Nobile"; he has performed on many stages of Ukraine, including the following: Kyiv, PCA "Ukraine"; he participated in the Days of Culture of Ukraine in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Russia, where he popularised Ukrainian classical and contemporary music.
For the first time in Ukraine, the Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Ihor Pylatiuk) performed chamber and instrumental works by Vasyl Vytvytskyi, Myroslav Skoryk, Yevhen Stankovych, Iryna Kyrylina, Viktor Kaminskyi, Ihor Shcherbakov, Oleksandr Kozarenko, Bohdana Frolyak, Yurii Laniuk, and others, as well as works by Mykola Lysenko and Yakiv Stepovyi arranged for chamber orchestra. In December 1999, I. Pylatiuk was appointed the Rector of the Mykola Lysenko Higher Music Institute. On his initiative, the institute was reformed into the Mykola Lysenko Lviv Music Academy (2002) and, in 2007, into the Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy, where a Specialised Academic Council for the defence of PhD theses was launched; the academic qualifications of the teaching staff were upgraded; a number of textbooks, scientific and pedagogical manuals, monographs and collections of scientific articles were published; and, for the first time in Ukraine, the training of regents was launched.
I. Pylatiuk is the founder of the International T. Teren-Yuskiv Vocal Competition and the F. Chopin Piano Competition, as well as the All-Ukrainian Violin, Piano and Wind Ensemble Competitions. I. Pylatiuk actively promotes the establishment and strengthening of international creative contacts. International and national scientific conferences, forums, round tables, competitions, and festivals are held at the Mykola Lysenko National Music Academy. For more than 15 years, I. Pylatiuk was a member of the Presidium of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation and the Board of Trustees of the "New Names of Ukraine" programme. He is a jury member of numerous prestigious national and international competitions (Ukraine, Italy, Hungary, Poland). With his support and direct involvement, international competitions and festivals are held: Mykola Lysenko (Kyiv), Dmytro Bida (Lviv), Borys Kotorovych (Kyiv), etc.
Pedagogical activity occupies a major place in the maestro's life. I. Pylatiuk successfully introduces new concepts in the training of violinists, each time involving his trainees and students in concert activities. More than 30 winners of national and international competitions have been trained in I. Pylatiuk's class. 
Professor I. Pylatiuk's research interests are related to his pedagogical work at the Department of Violin of the Mykola Lysenko National Music Academy, and are in the field of history and theory of music performance, topical issues of music pedagogy. I. Pylatiuk's scientific activity is marked by significant achievements: he has published a textbook "Repertoire for Student Chamber Orchestras", dozens of scientific articles, more than 40 orchestral arrangements, orchestrations for chamber orchestra, etc.
Awards and honours: Order of Merit, 3rd Class (2004), S. Liudkevych Prize (2007), Pope Benedict 16th Certificate (2007), Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, 5th Class (2009), Honorary Award "Zasłużony dla Kultury Polskiej" (2015), Silver Medal "Zasłużony Kulturze Gloria Artis" (2019), Gold Medal of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (2019).