Olexij Vojtenko (also spelled Alex Voytenko) is a composer, musicologist, and professor at the music theory department of the National Music Academy of Ukraine, Kyiv.
Vojtenko is primarily an autodidact. From 1998–2002, he studied at the department of computing techniques of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. He continued his studies from 2002–2007 at the National Music Academy of Ukraine, the composition class of Professor Yuri Ishchenko, where he earned a Master’s degree. From 2007–2010, he was a Ph.D. student at the music theory department of the National Music Academy (supervisor—Professor Bogdan Syuta) and defended his thesis in 2012.
Vojtenko’s main scholarly interests are the ontology of music, history of music theory, theory of orchestration, theory of serial composition, history of the “Kyiv avant-garde” group, Volodymyr Zahortsev’s (1944–2010) oeuvre, Nikolai Myaskovsky’s (1881–1950) work.
In 2021, he published a book In Memoriam. Композитор Володимир Загорцев. Статті, листи, спогади. Матеріали до біографії [“In Memoriam. Composer Volodymyr Zahortsev. Articles, letters, memories. Materials for biography”].
Olexij Vojtenko’s major composition is his Book for 4 strings The Music of Erich Zann (2004–2018) after Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s short story.
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