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Zoltan Almashi

Zoltan Almashi was born in Lviv on January 22, 1975. He graduated from the Lviv Musical Academy as a cellist and composer, in 1998 and 1999, respectively, in the class of Professor Yurii Laniuk. He continued his studies as a composer at the Kyiv Conservatory under Professor Yevhen Stankovych.

Almashi is a soloist of the National Ensemble of soloists Kyiv Camerata, he was a member of the ensembles Ricochet, New Music in Ukraine, and Nostri temporis. He is a founder and creative director of the Levko Revutskyi String Quartet, as well as co-founder and director of the Gulfstream Chamber Music Festival in Kyiv.

Selected works

Way and Illusions (2020)

Performed by Zoltan Almashi

Album released by Golka Records


And the leaf will be carried by the waters of the river… for orchestra (2008/2020)

Performed by Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Roman Rewakowicz

11 September 2020, Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall


Chamber Cantata for violin and string orchestra (2015)

Performed by Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra, conductor: Jurek Dybal, violin: Mariana Skrypa

23 April 2022, Gallery of 19th-century Polish Art, Krakow


String quartet No. 4, Poltava (2018)

Performed by Levko Revutskyi String Quartet

27 November 2020, Recording House of Ukrainian Radio, Kyiv


String Quartet No. 2 (2008/2021)

Performed by Royal String Quartet

8 September 2021, Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio, Warsaw


Chamber Symphony No. 1 (2007)

Performed by National Ensemble of soloists Kyiv Camerata, conductor: Valerii Matiukhin


Symphony No. 2, An Island (2012)

Performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, conductor: Volodymyr Sirenko

21 October 2012, Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall



Zoltan Almashi is the recipient of the Levko Revutskyi (2003) and Borys Liatoshynskyi (2012) Prizes of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.

He is a laureate of the Sergei Prokofiev International Competition in Mariupol, in 1998 as a cellist, and in 2000 as a composer.

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