Bouquet Kyiv Stage Festival
2018–2022, Kyiv, National Sanctuary “Sophia of Kyiv” / Oxford, United Kingdom
Partners: “Sophia of Kyiv” National Sanctuary, Department of Culture of the Kyiv City State Administration
Bouquet Kyiv Stage is an art festival organized by the Cultural Centre Dom Master Klass. The festival is annual, international, non-profit, and social. The festival unites music, theater, literature, cinema, and visual art. Bouquet Kyiv Stage traditionally takes place in the National Sanctuary “Sophia of Kyiv”—the sacred heart of the Ukrainian capital. At the beginning of August 2022, Bouquet Kyiv Stage was held in Kyiv in the state of war.
Music anthology Kyiv Avant-Garde of the 1960s: Borys Liatoshynskyi’s School
2018, Kyiv, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine
The anthology Kyiv Avant-Garde of the 1960s: Borys Liatoshynskyi’s School is a project initiated by pianist Yevhen Gromov. It took him more than 20 years to implement: he collected, copied, transcribed, performed, and then recorded the works of the Kyiv Sixtiers: Leonid Hrabovskyi, Vitalii Godziatskyi, Valentyn Sylvestrov, Yevhen Stankovych, Petro Solovkin, Sviatoslav Krutykov, and Volodymyr Zahortsev. The resulting music anthology is a set of 4 CDs containing recordings of the most important piano works by Kyiv composers—students of Borys Liatoshynskyi.
The Music of Poetry, a festival of Valentyn Sylvestrov’s music
2014–2018, Paris, Strasbourg, New York, Kyiv
Dom MK’s friendship with Valentyn Sylvestrov began in 2013. His desire to combine poetry and music, words and sounds was the creative search by which Valentyn Vasyliovych lived in the last few years. This prompted the creation of a large festival that expanded beyond Ukraine. It started in Kyiv in February 2014 at an art forum dedicated to the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred—protesters killed by the police during the Euromaidan revolution. The festival was then presented in Paris and Strasbourg in March 2015, Chernivtsi in September 2015, New York in October 2015, and at the opening of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage in August 2018. Almost all of Sylvestrov’s compositions presented at the festival were world premieres.
Performers of Valentyn Sylvestrov’s works included vocalist Inna Galatenko and pianist Oleh Bezborodko, Kyiv Chamber Choir (conductor Mykola Gobdych), National Chamber Ensemble of Soloists Kyiv Camerata (conductor Valerii Matiukhin), Creative Studio ArteHatta of Myroslava Kotorovych, violinist Bohdana Pivnenko, and many others.