Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra

The Lviv Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra has existed for more than two centuries and is associated with such famous names as Josef Elsner, Johann Mederich Gallus, Franz Xaver Mozart, Karol Lipinski, Joseph Bashni, Karol Mikula, Mieczyslaw and Adam Soltys, Ludwik Czelianski, Henryk Yarecki, and Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski. In the early twentieth century, the orchestra was led by such guest conductors as Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Ruggero Leoncavallo.

In 1933, the orchestra became incorporated as the Philharmonic Orchestra. It has been conducted by Adam Soltys, Jacob Mund, Jerzy Kolaczkovski, and Stefan Sliedzinski as well as Kazimierz Wilkomirski, Tadeusz Mazurkiewicz, Hermann Scherchen, Ignaz Neumark, Jascha Horenstein, and Grzegorz Fitelberg. In December 1939, the new Soviet government "established" Symphony Orchestra was led by Isaac Pain and Mykola Kolessa.

During the years of Soviet governance, the Lviv Phiharmonic Orchestra Music Directors were D. Pelehatyy, Y.  Lutsiv, R. Fylypchuk, J. Kolessa, I. Yuzyuk, A. Torybaev, and I. Stupel.  The orchestra collaborated with such guest conductors and artists as G. Rozhdestvensky, R. Glier, N. Anosov, B. D Astoli, A. Baltis, A. Gauk, L. Ginsburg, B. Dvarionas, V. Dudarova, G. Earl, S. Kamartin, J. Kakhidze, M. Katz, K. Kondrashin, K. Moral, Ye. Mravinsky, G. Octors, M. Pokrovsky, M. Popescu, R. Revakovych, K. Simeonov, V. Syrenko, M. Diadiura, N. Gutman, K. Karabitz, S. Sondeckis, S. Turchak, M. Jansons, D. Oistrach, S. Richter, G. Jaskulski, R. Kofman, F. Mansurov, P. Hulke, T. Sanderling, and many others.

The orchestra regularly participates in international festivals, including the International Musical Festival «Virtuosi», the International Contemporary Music Festival "Contrasts", Beethoven evenings, Polish and Ukrainian Paderewski Festival, and others. The Lviv Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra is one of the largest orchestras in Ukraine, and is well known far beyond its borders. Today, the orchestra successfully tours such European countries as Poland, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands.

Іn 2006, the Lviv Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra was awarded the «Academic» honorary title. In summer of 2016, after exhaustive search, Taras Krysa was appointed as the Music and Artistic Director of the Lviv Philharmonic.

The Lviv Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra is an experienced ensemble that preserves the best professional traditions of European music performance, demonstrating a high level of aesthetic taste and professionalism.

The Lviv Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra is an experienced ensemble that preserves the best professional traditions of European music performance, demonstrating a high level of aesthetic taste and professionalism.

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