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ІNSO-Lviv (International Symphony Orchestra) was founded in 1998.
The orchestra “Golden Fund” is comprised of collaboration with the world-renowned musicians and conductors. The orchestra concert programs have featured such outstanding soloists as Francois Leleux, Lisa Batiashvili, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Alexander Zemtsov, Sergey Nakariakov, Otto Sauter, Valeriy Sokolov, Vadim Neselovskyi, Simon Trpčeski, Ilya Grubert, Alan Bern, Lorin Sklamberg, Andriy Bielov, Leopold Kozlowski, Claude Delangle, Alessandro Safina, Maria Prinz, Philippe Pierlot and many others. The orchestra has successfully collaborated with outstanding guest conductors, including Georg Kugi, Sir Dirk Brossé, Krzysztof Penderecki, Raymond Janssen, Simon Camartin, Oksana Lyniv, Fahraddin Kerimov, Steven Decraene, Anna Skryleva, Nicolás Pasquet, Dalia Stasevska, Christian Schumann and others.
Annually “INSO-Lviv” sets on concert tours in Europe. Its tour geography has also expended as far as Colombia and China. It regularly takes part in numerous international festivals both home and abroad.
Orchestra CDs have Radio Swiss Classic awards. In June 2017, Paramax Films, a French production company, recorded a film with INSO-Lviv performance at the International Alfa Jazz Fest featuring the world-renowned Avishai Cohen Trio. The film is scheduled to be broadcast by Mezzo Classic-Jazz TV in January 2018. In 2017 the orchestra established fruitful collaboration with the British recording company Toccata Classic.
INSO-Lviv is a bearer and promoter of the idea of peace, in its projects the orchestra fulfils the key mission of cultural diplomacy due to the uniting power of music. In March 2014, INSO-Lviv initiated and carried out the all-Ukrainian cultural project «Shared Sky» when seven leading orchestras of Ukraine simultaneously performed Beethoven’s «Ode to Joy» at the major airports of Ukraine (Kyiv, Odesa, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv) emphasizing the unity of Ukraine and marking the Ukraine-EU Political Association Agreement signature. In 2015, INSO-Lviv organized a wide-scale international music event «BACH Marathon – Ready. Steady. BACH!» participated by more than 600 musicians from different countries having set the record for the longest live performance of Bach music in Ukraine. Annually the orchestra fulfils music projects under the motto “Classic for Peace”, one thereof took part in Kyiv on November 15, 2015, and was highly acclaimed, featuring Sir Dirk Brossé as a conductor, the world-renowned composer, principal conductor of the Star Wars in Concert World Tour. On a yearly basis the orchestra presents concerts from series “Symphonic Pearls of Vienna”, “Music of the Danube Region”, “INSO-Lviv Orchestral Academy” in collaboration with an Austrian conductor Georg Kugi.
Recognition of INSO-Lviv high professional level is proved by the fact it is invited to serve as orchestra-in-residence at international festivals and competitions. Namely, in August 2017 INSO-Lviv took part in the first “LvivMozArt” International Classical Music Festival, and in September of the same year – in the 24th Johannes Brahms International Competition in Poertschach (Austria).
INSO-Lviv is a bright palette of emotions which the musicians share generously with the audience while implementing its artistic and educational mission, as well as the one of cultural diplomacy.
The orchestra Artistic Director is the People's Artist of Ukraine, laureate of Taras Shevchenko National Prize, Academician of Ukrainian Academy of Arts, Professor, Candidate of Art History, The Hero of Ukraine – Myroslav Skoryk.
Since 2007 the orchestra’s Chair of the Board, creative advisor and initiator of many projects and programs has been Iolanta Pryshlyak.
“… an orchestra with young, motivated and curious musicians” – Lisa Batiashvili
“Their enthusiasm, commitment and professional attitude impressed me a lot” - Sir Dirk Brossé
“… INSO-Lviv is something special - it combines with very professional ethics an open youthful soul!” – Alexander Zemtsov