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Ukrainian violinist Bohdan Luts is the winner of the First Prize of the Long-Thibaud International Violin Competition 2023

28 Nov, 2023
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Ukrainian violinist Bohdan Luts is the winner of the First Prize of the Long-Thibaud International Violin Competition 2023

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This is the second time in history (and the second time in the last five years) that a Ukrainian musician has won the first prize of one of the world's most prestigious competitions - in 2018, Ukrainian violinist Diana Tishchenko won the Long-Thibaud International Violin Competition, reported by the Муку Music Fund.

The violinist also received several special prizes: the Press Prize, the Audience Award, and an award from the musicians of the orchestra that accompanied the finalists.

In the final of the competition, Bohdan performed Sibelius' violin concerto. It was performed in the presence of two thousand spectators in the great hall of the University of Paris II, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Republican Guard under the direction of Maestro François Boulanger.

Jury: Sarah Nemtanu (France), Silvia Marcovici (Romania), Akiko Suwanai (Japan), Jean-Jacques Kantorow (France), Marc Laforet (France), Sergey Khachatryan (Armenia), Boris Kuschnir (Austria), Jean-Claude Casadesus (France).

 

 

Bogdan Luts, born in 2004 in Lviv, Ukraine, received his education at the Kyiv State Music Lyceum named after Mykola Lysenko (under the guidance of Olga Korinets) and the Lviv State Music Lyceum named after Solomiya Krushelnytska (under the guidance of Maria Futorska).

Currently, Bogdan is a student at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland, studying under the guidance of Professor Oleh Kaskiv.

He is a laureate of numerous international competitions, including First Prize at the Carl Nielsen International Competition (Denmark, 2022); Second Prize at the International Il Piccolo Violino Magico Competition (Italy, 2018); Third Prize at the Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy, 2020); First Prizes and four special awards at the III/V International Contests of young violinists "I’ll be a virtuoso" (Poland, 2015, 2017); Third Prize at the X International Contest of Violinists of A. Grumio (Belgium, 2017); Grand Prix and First Prize at the International "Lviv Virtuoso" Competition (Ukraine, 2017); Grand Prix and First Prize, as well as Second Prize at two competitions of the International Bohdan Warchal Competition "Talents for Europe" (Slovakia, 2014, 2016); Second Prize at the XLVII International Kocian Violin Competition (Czech Republic, 2015).

He participated in masterclasses conducted by renowned musicians and educators such as Sergei Ostrovsky (Switzerland), Renaud Capucon (France), Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider (Poland), Gabor Takacz-Nagy (Hungary), Liviu Prunaru (Denmark), Igor Ostrovsky, Pablo de Naverán (Spain), Ivan Vukcevic (Serbia), Baiba Skride (Latvia), Jean-Jacques Kantorow (France).

The musician has performed in Switzerland, Slovakia, and Ukraine, collaborating with orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestra of Copenhagen, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Košice Symphony Orchestra (Slovakia), Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, chamber orchestras "Lviv Virtuosos" and "Trembita," the symphony orchestra INSO-Lviv, and the National Ensemble of Soloists "Kyiv Camerata."

He was a participant in the concert commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UN. Since 2019, he has been receiving grant support from VERE MUSIC FUND.

Congratulations to both the musician and his professor Oleh Kaskiv

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