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Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic

Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic is one of Ukraine’s leading concert halls. The organization started its activities in 1912. Our vision entails preserving Ukrainian music art here and abroad as well as introducing European cultural heritage to Ukraine, producing our concerts with a strong international presence. As we just started to recover from the pandemic and rebuild for the future, the full-scale Russian-Ukrainian war broke out. But since February 24, 2022, we have held more than sixty live-streamed events aimed at promoting our activity throughout the world, including international projects and several festivals, without mentioning our regular offline concerts a few times a week.

Lviv National Philharmonic is continually renewing itself, and even in wartime new members come to our crew. Our vision demands creativity, flexibility, and responsibility to keep up the standards of music sound and the image of the cultural institution which must inspire and nurture the human spirits in these difficult times, proving the ability of art to overcome aggression and evil.


On August 18, 2017, the Ukrainian Government approved the Decree of the President of Ukraine “On granting the Lviv Philharmonic the status of a national institution.”


Contrasts International Festival of Contemporary Music

One of the three contemporary classical music festivals in Ukraine, Contrasts is held in Lviv annually (this year saw its 28th edition), presenting the newest works by international and Ukrainian authors. 

Partners: Goethe-Institut Ukraine, OeAD representative office in Lviv, PWM Edition, the Society of Authors ZAIKS. 


COURSE. International Master Classes of New Music

The first annual international master classes for young composers in Ukraine, dedicated to stimulating creative activity within the community of Ukrainian musicians and helping young composers establish new creative contacts with their colleagues from other countries.

Founded in collaboration with Goethe-Institut in Ukraine in 2012, COURSE has become one of the leading composer master classes of new music in Eastern Europe. Until 2015, master classes were held annually in Kyiv in March. Since 2016, COURSE has been held in Lviv on the basis of the Lviv National Philharmonic, and since 2018 master classes have become an education component of the Contrast International Festival of Contemporary Music organized by the Lviv National Philharmonic. During the nine years of COURSE’s existence, 74 young composers from Germany, Poland, Latvia, Greece, Italy, Turkey, South Korea, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Ukraine participated in the master classes, as well as two emerging Ukrainian musicologists. 28 established composers from Germany, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine taught at COURSE. 

Partners: British Council, Polish Institute in Kyiv, Das Österreichische Kulturforum Kiew, OeAD-Kooperationsbüro Lviv, Goethe-Institut Ukraine.


Ukraine-2022. Muses Are Not Silent

Series of online concerts held since March 2022 in support of Ukrainian musicians during the Russian armed aggression. Digital concerts have become a platform for uniting the Ukrainian music community, as many participating musicians had become internally displaced people and found shelter in Lviv. We provide a free opportunity for the whole world to watch concerts on the official YouTube channel of the Lviv National Philharmonic. At the same time, we suggest our international listeners make charitable donations to Ukrainian musicians who have stayed in Ukraine. 


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