Mendelssohn Concertos are made possible in part through the generous support of the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts Dean’s Grant, Dean Anne D’Alleva, University of Connecticut Office for Global Affairs, Yuhang Rong, Associate Vice President, University of Connecticut Office of Vice Provost for Research, Radenka Maric, Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship and Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in the U.S. (UVAN), Albert Kipa, President.
Mykhailo Rad- art work
Lew Rakowsky-album cover design
Special Thanks to:
Members of the Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina
Ukrainian Institute of America
Yuri Kushnir from Kushnir, Yakymyak and Partners Law Firm
The Silverstein Family
John and Jean Lenard
Renia and Marko Manko
John and Jean Lenard
Markian Silecky, Esq
Haydn and Hummel Concertos
“Haydn and Hummel Concertos” recorded with pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi and the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar, conductor, features Haydn Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Strings in F major, Hob. XVIII:6 and Hummel Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Orchestra in G major, Op. 17. This Album demonstrates the rich possibilities afforded by the double concerto. (Centaur, rel. April 17, 2020)
Mendelssohn Concertos was released on November 1, 2019 by Brilliant Classics.
The violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv performs two rarely-heard gems by Felix Mendelssohn: the Concerto in D minor for Violin and Strings (1822), and the Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra (1823). Joining Solomiya for the double concerto is the award-winning pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi, and both works feature the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar conducting. (Brilliant Classics, rel. November 1, 2019)
Ukraine – Journey to Freedom A Century of Classical Music for Violin and Piano
Romanticism, Expressionism, the New Folklorism and Postmodernism in Ukranian violin and piano music performed by Solomiya Ivakhiv in her debut recording on Labor Records, distributed by NAXOS of America.
Poems and Rhapsodies
To be released late 2020
“Poems and Rhapsodies” includes American Rhapsody by Grammy-award winning composer Kenneth Fuchs, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Poème symphonique by Ernest Chausson, La Muse et le poète by Camille Saint-Saëns, Carpathian Rhapsody by Myroslav Skoryk, and Poeme by Anatol Kos-Anatolsky. Dr. Ivakhiv is joined by award winning cellist Sophie Shao and the National Symphony of Ukraine, conducted by Volodymyr Sirenko. (Centaur, rel. late 2020)