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Music of Serhiy Bortkevych

January 24 @ 2:00 pm


The Ukrainian Institute of America is pleased to collaborate with the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the US to present pianist, Pavlo Gintov, who will perform works by Serhiy Bortkevych, an oft-overlooked Ukrainian composer. During his life, Bortkevych (also spelled “Bortkiewicz”) was oppressed and persecuted by both the Soviet and Nazi regimes. A brilliant pianist and composer, he was a refugee and a survivor of two world wars. The style of Bortkevych’s music derives from the great Romantic composers of the 19th century. He adopted Liszt’s rich and brilliant piano writing, Chopin’s lyricism and humanness, the imagery of Schumann’s character pieces, and Wagner’s imaginative harmony. This concert is part of the Music at the Institute’s 2020/2021 season.

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gintovPianist Pavlo Gintov has been described as “a poet of the keyboard” by Marty Lash of the Illinois Entertainer, a “musical storyteller” by the Japanese publication Shikoku News, and “a fantastic pianist and extraordinary artist” by Jerry Dubins of Fanfare Magazine.

Following his debut at Kyiv Philharmonic Hall at the age of 12, where he performed Mozart’s Concerto in D minor K 466 with the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Roman Kofman, Mr. Gintov has been touring throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States, appearing on such stages as Carnegie Hall in New York, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Teatro Verdi Nationale in Milan, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Kioi Hall in Tokyo. He has been a soloist with the Tokyo Royal Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Shizuoka Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic and Manhattan Chamber Orchestra under conductors such as Michiyoshi Inoue, Victor Yampolsky, Thomas Sanderling, Volodymyr Sirenko and Tomomi Nishimoto. Mr. Gintov has appeared on WFMT radio in Chicago, WCLV of Cleveland, France Musique, as well as numerous radio and TV stations in Europe, Japan, and the USA.

A native of Ukraine, Mr. Gintov won First Prize at the Premiere Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, First Prize in the 2010 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, and First Prize in the 2013 The World Competition(Australia). Other major awards include:  The Bach Prize at the Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition in Italy, and the Prize for Best Performance of Russian Music at the Russian Music International Piano Competition in San Jose, California.

An avid chamber music performer, Mr. Gintov has worked with such distinguished musicians as violinists Nina Beilina and Alena Baeva, cellists Yehuda Hanani and Marina Tarasova, tenor Neil Rosenshein, pianist Mykola Suk, woodwind quintet Windscape and many others. He regularly performs together with his sister, violinist Iryna Gintova.

Mr. Gintov graduated with honors from the Moscow State Conservatory, where he was a student of Lev Naumov and Daniil Kopylov. He holds a Doctor of Musical Art degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he studied with Nina Svetlanova.

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Co-sponsored by the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the US.

Thank you to our Lead UIA 2020-2021 Season Sponsors: Self Reliance (NY) Federal Credit Union, The Chopivsky Family and Mr. Charles Podpirka.

Music of Serhiy Bortkevych


January 24
2:00 pm
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