Frolyak, Bohdana International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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Born in 1968 in Vydyniv village in Western Ukraine, she graduated from the Mykola Lysenko State Music Academy in Lviv in 1991, where she studied composition under Volodymyr Flys and Myroslav Skoryk. In 1998 she completed her postgraduate studies under Myroslav Skoryk at Lviv’s Academy of Music. Currently she teaches composition at Mykola Lysenko National Music Academy in Lviv. 

Her accolades include the National Levko Revutsky Award for the Orbis Terrarum symphony (2000), National Borys Liatoshynsky Award for the Clarinet Concerto (2006), Mykola Lysenko National Award for her Symphony no. 2 (2010), and National Stanislav Lyudkevich Award for Diptych after Shevchenko and chamber works (2011). In 2017, she was awarded the National Shevchenko Prize for her works on Schevchenko’s poetry: Humble SoulFlowerDream. She has received scholarships from the Friends of Warsaw Autumn Foundation, Ernst von Siemens Foundation (2001), and Minister of Culture of Poland (Gaude Polonia 2004). 

Her music has been performed on various festivals of contemporary music in Ukraine and internationally, including Contrasts (Lviv), Two Days and Two Nights of New Music (Odessa), Kyiv Music Fest, Premieres of the Season (Kyiv), Days of Sacred Music (Uzhhorod), Warsaw Autumn, Festival of Cracow Composers, Witold Lutosławski Forum of Contemporary Art in Lublin (Poland), Menhir Festival (Switzerland), Festival of New Music in Berlin and Cologne, Days of Ukrainian Music in Azerbaijan, as well as at concerts in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and France. 

Selected works: Symphony no. 1 Orbis terrarium (1998), Venus in Furs for violin and piano (2004), Clarinet Concerto (2004–5), Agnus Dei for choir and strings (2006), Symphony no. 2 (2009), Diptych for mixed choir to poems by Taras Shevchenko (2009), Songs of Stars for symphony orchestra (2010), Lux aeterna for string quartet and string orchestra (2011), Piano Concerto (2012), Praise the Lord, oh my Soul (Psalm 103) for mixed choir and orchestra (2013), Flower, cantata for voice, piano and mixed choir to words by Taras Shevchenko (2013), Music of Dreams for piano trio and strings (2015), Flurs da glatsch for mezzo-soprano and symphony orchestra to poems by Arnold Spesch (2016), Ave Maria for three alto tenors, two glass harmonicas and string orchestra (2017), Gloria in excelsis Deo for violin, voice and symphony orchestra (2018), A Dedication for piano and strings (2020), Adagio in memoriam Myroslav Skoryk for symphony orchestra (2021), Concerto for oboe and orchestra (2021), Cello Concerto (2020–22), How War Changed Rondo / Війна, щозмінила Рондо, musical show after a book by Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv (2022).