Yevhen Stankovych

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Yevhen Fedorovych Stankovych (Ukrainian: Євге́н Фе́дорович Станко́вич; born September 19, 1942) is a contemporary Ukrainian composer of stage, orchestral, chamber, and choral works. His works have been performed around the globe.


Stankovych was born in Szolyva (today Svaliava), Karpatalja, Kingdom of Hungary.

In 1962-63, he studied composition with Adam Soltys at the L'viv Mykola Lysenko Conservatoire. From 1965 to 1970 Yehven studied composition with Boris Lyatoshynsky and Myroslav Skoryk at the Kyiv Conservatory. He has worked as a music editor, the chairman of the Ukrainian Composers' Union, and has been working as a professor of composition in the Kyiv Conservatory, now the National Music Academy of Ukraine, since 1998.

In 2017, he headed the Organizing Committee of the All-Ukrainian Open Music Olympiad "The Voice of The Country".


His works include 12 symphonies, 5 ballets, 1 opera, instrumental concertos, chamber and film music.


Stankovych has received many awards and honours for his compositions, including:

  • Hero of Ukraine
  • Order of Friendship of Peoples (USSR)
  • Medal "For Labour Valour" (USSR)

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