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Yuliia Nikolaievska

Yuliia Nikolaievska is a curator of new music projects that were carried out in cooperation with the Kharkiv Philharmonic: “#Impreza-2017,” “#Impreza-2018,” “Piano 119,” “Piano 119+. Guide to music of the 20th–21st centuries,” and “Names.” She curated the project “Amadeus Talk” as part of the international music festival KharkivMusicFest (2019), and the project “Musical QR codes of Kharkiv” (a parallel program of the KharkivMusicFest 2021).

Since February 24, 2022, she has been in Kharkiv continuing with her music activities and has organized concerts in hospitals and the subway. She also launched the “Music of Resistance and Hope” project which presents the work of Ukrainian composers.


Piano 119, Piano 119+. Guide to the music of the 20th–21st centuries 

2018–2020, Kharkiv Philharmonic Society

A cycle of lectures and concerts. The idea of the first cycle was to present music of the 20th century for piano by periods from 1900 to the present; the second cycle of lectures was theme-based, which is reflected in the names: “The Way to the Stars,” “Nights and Reflections,” “Look for a Woman.” 


Musical QR codes of Kharkiv

March–April 2021, Kharkiv 

Parallel program of the international music festival KharkivMusicFest 2021 highlighting the figures of the musical history of Kharkiv in the city’s topoi. 


Concert No. 1: “Fedir Yakymenko and the strange music of the 20th century” (9 April 2021, Korolenko State Scientific Library) 

Concert No. 2: “Sergei Bortkiewicz and the Last Romantics of the 20th Century” (12 April 2021, House of Scientists) 

Concert No. 3: “Black Square of Mykola Roslavets” (15 April 2021, Kharkiv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, chamber stage) 


Musical Communication in Questions and Answers

International scientific and practical conference

15–18 January 2021, Kharkiv

Partner: Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine

The conference gathered more than 60 participants from Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, Poland, Hungary, and China with the aim to discuss the state of music criticism in Ukraine, the role of the media in the promotion of a cultural product, communication aspects of performing and composing activities, and others.

Kharkiv Days of New Music

20–26 February 2014, Kharkiv National Kotlyarevsky University of Arts

Festival presenting new works by composers, both Ukrainian and international, with a focus on emerging artists.


New Spaces of Sound 

15 February 2015; 20 February 2016; 25–27 February 2017, Kharkiv National Kotlyarevsky University of Arts

Series of concerts, lectures, and workshops that continued the idea of presenting new music on an ongoing basis. The events included master classes on electroacoustic music by Alla Zagaykevych and on performing John Cage’s works by O. Ryndenko, D. Pivnenko, and S. Gumenyuk.


#Impreza: not only music festival

February 2017, February–March 2018, Kharkiv Philharmonic

Festival presenting new music on the philharmonic stage, including Pierrot lunaire by Arnold Schoenberg, L'Histoire du soldat by Igor Stravinsky (new version featuring Ukrainian poet Serhiy Zhadan), electroacoustics by Alla Zagaykevych, and others.

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

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