Bozhyk Oleksandr


Oleksandr Bozhyk was born into a family of a builder and an athlete (after the birth of his son, his mother gave up sports). He studied at the Lviv Specialized Music School named after Solomiya Krushelnytska: first he mastered the violin in the class of Volodymyr Shurgot, and later - in the class of Yuriy Golda. Since the age of ten, he has been participating in competitions and festivals both in Ukraine and abroad: The Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland... He performed on the stage of the Lviv National Philharmonic with the orchestra and solo performances.

In 1999, he entered the Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy (class of Professor Lidia Shutko). Since his first year, he has been performing with various ensembles - as a soloist, orchestrator, in quartets, trios, duets, and a chamber orchestra. In his first year, he became the deputy concertmaster of the Academy Chamber Orchestra under the direction of People's Artist of Ukraine, Professor Artur Mykytka. Oleksandr worked in many orchestras as a concertmaster and deputy concertmaster, including the Lviv Philharmonic, the Opera Studio Orchestra at the Lviv National Music Academy, the Leopolis Chamber Orchestra, and the Trembita Orchestra, in the international orchestras INSO-Lviv and DaCapo, in the orchestras of the Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv Opera House and the Maria Zankovetska National Academic Ukrainian Drama Theater, as well as in the orchestras of Magdeburg, Kyiv, Yalta...

Along with his studies, Oleksandr gave many concerts and toured Europe and Asia. In particular, he performed in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. After graduating in 2007, he continued his musical education in graduate school. At the same time, he began experimenting with the violin: inventing new ways of playing the instrument, creating extraordinary performances. In 2009-2010, he toured Europe together with the famous European showman Hans Lieberg (they gave more than 150 concerts in the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Germany, Switzerland and Austria).

By the Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 336/2016 of August 19, 2016, he was awarded the jubilee medal "25 Years of Independence of Ukraine".

Oleksandr Bozhyk's career took a turn for the better after participating in the STB show Ukraine's Got Talent-2. In 2010, the violinist became the silver medalist of this project. Among the performances that captivated the audience were playing two violins at the same time, a number during which the strings on the violin are cut in turn until one remains, while the melody continues. In order to show his talent to the whole of Ukraine, he broke his contract with Hans Lieberg and left his creative life in the Netherlands. While participating in the show "Ukraine's Got Talent!" Bozhyk managed not only to change the attitude of many people to classical music, which can sound extraordinary, modern and interesting, but also to prove that a violinist with a conservatory education can also be a successful showman."[2]

After Ukraine's Got Talent 2, the Ukrainian violin virtuoso also became a finalist in the popular Russian show Minute of Fame.

On December 8, 2012, at the Four Elements concert in his hometown of Lviv at the Maria Zankovetska National Theater, the violin virtuoso set a world record by playing four violins simultaneously using two bows. Oleksandr Bozhyk was included in the National Register of Records of Ukraine and is applying for a place in the Guinness World Records.

Oleksandr Bozhyk is the founder and artistic director of the Bravissimo String Orchestra. In 2012, he founded a new music project, the Bozhyk Band, where he plays classical music in rock arrangements with professional musicians (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards) and experiments with styles and compositions. June 7, 2012. Bozhyk and the Bozhyk Band open the official Euro 2012 fan zone in Lviv.

On March 3, 2015, he took part in the concert "Project Ivasyuk. Reboot". The project also featured performances by the Piccardian Tertia, Oksana Mukha, Oleksandr Bozhyk, Bria Blessing, the jazz band ShokolaD, and MANU. At the concert, Volodymyr Ivasyuk's works were performed in electronic and jazz arrangements. For the first time, unknown instrumental works by the composer were performed, as well as the little-known song "The Cranes Were Flying Away".



Composition TitleJenre
Air Its You(SATB)Instrumental music, A capella
Une Conte(SATB)Instrumental music, A capella

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