Poems and Rhapsodies credits

Poems and Rhapsodies

Thank You

Poems and Rhapsodies was 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 President for Research, Radenka Maric, American Embassy in Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute of America in NYC.


Design Credits:

Mykhailo Rad – art work
Lew Rakowsky – album cover design


Special Thanks to:

Ukrainian Institute of America

Kathy Nalywajko

Valentina Nalywajko

Borys Mychalczak

Charles Podpirka

Irena Holiat

Myron and Chrystyna Melnyk

Volodymyr Sirenko

Oleksandr and Halyna Hornostay

Andriy Mokrytsky

Members of the National Symphony of Ukraine Symphony

Markian Hudziy

Anne D’Alleva

Yuhang Rong

Radenka Maric

Alain Frogley

Eric Rice

John and Jean Lenard

Mykhailo Rad

Lew Rakowsky

Yuri Kushnir from Kushnir, Yakymyak and Partners Law Firm

Anna Surmac

Yaryna Ferencevych

Yarema, Anna, Yustyna, Myroslav Ivakhiv

Orest and Lesya Ivakhiv

Bohdan Kryvopust

Yaroslav Monastyrsky

Leann Sanders

The Silverstein Family

Tom Stone

Chad Turnbull

Roman Biblyuk

Adrian and Nadia Kos

Volodymyr Syvohip

Dan Newcomer

Priscilla Back

Natalia Koliada

Available Now

Haydn and Hummel Concertos

 Available on iTunes

 Available on Amazon

 Listen on Spotify

“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)

For more information:

Learn More

Mendelssohn Concertos

 Available on iTunes

 Available on Amazon

 Listen on Spotify

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)

For more information:

Learn More

Ukraine – Journey to Freedom A Century of Classical Music for Violin and Piano

 Available on iTunes

 Available on Amazon

 View on Youtube

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.

For more information:

Learn More

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)

For more information:

Learn More