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Ludmila Yurina

Ludmila Yurina graduated from Kyiv Music College as a pianist in 1981 and from Kyiv State Conservatory as a composer in 1990. She did post-graduate studies (composition) at the National Music Academy of Ukraine in 1998 and had a scholarship at CCRMA, Stanford University (USA) in 2011. She continued her education in workshops with Helmuth Lachenmann and Wolfgang Rihm in Germany.

Since 1995, Ludmila Yurina has worked as an Associate Professor at the department of the composition of the National Music Academy of Ukraine specializing in composition and orchestration. She was an invited composer and lecturer at colleges and universities in Germany and USA.

Yurina participated in numerous international festivals and concerts, and her works have been performed in Ukraine, Germany, France, the USA, Canada, Italy, Finland, and other countries. Recordings of her music were produced by broadcasting companies in Germany, the USA, Ukraine, and Canada. Her works are published by publishing houses in Ukraine, Canada, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

The main directions of Yurina’s work as a composer are symphonic, electronic, choral, chamber-vocal, and chamber-instrumental music for various ensembles, opera, and music for films. 

Selected works

Lady Lazarus, mono opera based on the poetry by Sylvia Plath and James Joyce, and Richard Bach’s texts (2015) 

Performers: Anna Zaretskaya, voice; Vitalii Lyman, piano; Ludmila Yurina, electronic

Stage director/designer Julia Zhuravkova 

19 October 2019, Vinnytsia Contemporary Music Days 


Homage to Ukraine, concert

Performers: Karen Bentley Pollick, violin; Ludmila Yurina, piano

29 September 2022, Stanford University, USA


Crystal for symphony orchestra (2005) 

Performers: Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Viktoriia Zhadko

25 September 2005, National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Kyiv 


Pangaea for symphony orchestra (2009) 

Performers: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, conductor: Volodymyr Sirenko

3 April 2009, Music Premieres of the Season festival, National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Kyiv


existenza for dancers and electronic (2008) 

Performers: Dance Company of the Texas Christian University 

15 October 2011, recital, TCU, USA


Ran-nan for string orchestra (1993) 

Performers: Dresden Sinfonietta, conductor: Milko Kersten, 

2005, Dreikoenigskirche, Dresden, Germany


Trombon(o)per(a)Dirk for trombone (2012)

Performer: Dirk Amrein (Germany)

2012, recorded in Bristol Studio, UK by Phil Phelps, mixed by Mark Yeats



2016 Mykola Lysenko Prize of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine

2014 Viktor Kosenko Prize of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine

2008 Borys Liatoshynskyi Prize of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine

1999 Torneo Internationale di Musica, TIM competition, Italy

Funded by the Stabilisation Fund for Culture and Education of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut. goethe.de

Project team: Les Vynogradov, Albert Saprykin, Mariia Tytova, Polina Horodyska, Daria Vdovina, Dmytro Babenko, Olha Sauh