Solomiya Ivakhiv

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Ukrainian violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv has quickly earned a reputation
for performing with “distinctive charm and subtle profundity” (Daily
Freeman, New York) and “crystal clear and noble sound” (Culture and
Life, Ukraine). Known for performing as both chamber and solo
violinist, many of her concerts are broadcasted on National Public
Radio, Voice of America Radio, Ukrainian National Radio and
Television, and Chinese Hunan Television.

In the 2014-2015 concert season, Ms. Ivakhiv will make solo
appearances with the Lviv Philharmonic (Ukraine), UNLV Symphony
Orchestra (Las Vegas), and University of Connecticut Symphony
Orchestra. She will also perform at chamber music festivals at
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Piano Forte Foundation (Chicago),
Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society (Ontario), and Merkin Concert
Hall (New York). Furthermore, her first album will be recorded and
released within the 2015-2016 season featuring music of Ukrainian
composers of the last one hundred years. She continues in her fourth
season as artistic director at the New York concert series, MATI
(Music at the Institute).

Previously in the 2013-2014 concert season, Ms. Ivakhiv performed in
New York’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall for three different
concerts. An avid proponent of contemporary classical music, she
debuted Angels’ Touch (by Yevhen Stankovych published by Hal
Leonard/Lauren Keiser) in one of the Carnegie concerts.

Other recent engagements include a solo appearance with the Charleston
Symphony (South Carolina) and recitals at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio
(Toronto), Tchaikovsky Music Academy (Kyiv), Musique de Chambre à
Giverny (France), Prussia Cove (England), The Banff Centre and Ottawa
Chamber Fest (Canada), Modern Music Contrasts and KyivFest (Ukraine),
and numerous performances with Festival Chamber Music in Weill Recital
Hall at Carnegie Hall.

For over a decade, Ms. Ivakhiv’s musical passion extends to helping
students achieve artistic excellence. She currently is Assistant
Professor of Violin/Viola and Head of Strings at University of
Connecticut. In fall 2015, she begins a faculty position at Bard
College’s Longy School of Music. Dr.Ivakhiv has conducted master
classes, and collaborated with prestigious universities and summer
music programs including Yale University, Columbia University, West
Chester University, Temple University Music Preparatory, Curtis
Summerfest, Guangzhou and Hunan Conservatories in China.

Dr. Ivakhiv graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in
Philadelphia where she studied with Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank,
and the late Rafael Druian. During this time she was concertmaster of
both Curtis and Tanglewood Center Symphony Orchestras. She holds a
Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University where her
principal teachers were Philip Setzer and Pamela Frank.

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“…Ivakhiv’s performance had distinctive charm and subtle profundity…
She neither drives nor chases a score, she illuminates it.”
Daily Freeman, New York

“…so mature and flexible was the tone and interpretation.”
Sarasota Herald Tribune, Florida

“…creative vital energy, swift motion, virtuoso ease…”
Art-Postup, Ukraine

“…amazingly easy, natural, and lively, a crystal-clear and noble sound.”
Culture and Life, Ukraine

“…strings pulsed rapidly and lively with the spring colouring….There
were youth and life themes singing by [the] violin which made a strong
impression on the audience…”
Changsha Evening, China