Free participation from 30€minimum

Solidarity Concert for Ukraine

Fedir Yakmenko, ukrainian composer in Paris

December 15, 2022

Free participation from 30€minimum
Concert solidarité Ukraine  - Lyatoshynskyi Trio
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The association of friends of Ukrainian culture in France in partnership with the Embassy of Ukraine in France is pleased to introduce you to the composer Fedir Yakymenko.

The Lyatoshynskyi Trio proposes for this world premiere to immerse themselves in the found works of the unknown Ukrainian composer Fedir Yakymenko (1876-1945).

This concert aims to develop intercultural dialogue between France and Ukraine and also makes it possible to rediscover, reveal and make known Ukrainian culture beyond its borders.

Distribution

Lyatoshynskyi Trio : Mykhailo Zakharov (violin) • Oleksiy Shadrin (cello) • Roman Lopatynskyi (piano)

Andrii Malakhov (viola)

Free participation from 30 euros minimum

Thursday 15 December at 8pm - Opéra-Comique (Foyer Favart)

 

A 20th-century Ukrainian composer, Fédir Yakymenko is one of the representatives of the neo-romantic trend in 20th-century music, with a notable influence from impressionism and certain trends of the modernist movement. 

As a concert pianist, choral conductor, theorist, teacher and even a member of the French Astronomical Society, his work remained unknown in Ukraine for a long time. Moreover, his name has been completely forgotten by a large European public due to the lack of heirs and a private archive of his works that has long remained inaccessible. inaccessible. 

Today, Yakymenko is well known among researchers and popularisers, one of whom is the initiator of this concert - the conductor Kyrylo Karabyts. He performed the premieres of the composer's works several times in France, Belgium and Ukraine. Indeed, the notes for this concert in Paris were found in the archives of the Paris library by Karabyts and provided to the «Lyatoshynsky Trio» for performance. 

Fedir Yakymenko was born in 1876 in the village of Pisky (a suburb of Kharkiv), and selected at the age of 10 by the Royal Chapel in St. Petersburg. At that time, many talented Ukrainian children were taken from Ukraine. Fedir Yakymenko became a non-Ukrainian artist in the Russian Empire. From 1928 onwards, he was setting in France, where he died suddenly in 1945. The last 18 years of his life were linked to France: he lived between Nice and Paris and always signed his works in French. His music is permeated by French influences that combine with Ukrainian musical language. 

Programme

World premiere: four preludes for piano, three pieces for violin and piano, melancholic waltz, romances for viola, string trio. In addition to Yakymenko's works, the programme will also include the Piano Trio №2 (op. 41) by Ukrainian composer Borys Lyatoshynskyi (1895 -1968).

The concert will be performed by the «Lyatoshynsky Trio»: Mykhaylo Zakharov (violin), Oleksiy Shadrin (cello), Roman Lopatynskyi (piano), and special guest Andrii Malakhov (viola).

The funds raised will be donated to :

The Kharkiv Charitable Community Foundation «TOLOKA» which has been working with the Kharkiv arts and cultural community since 2016.

 

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