Master class by Professor Milana Chernyavska (piano)

September 27 – 29, 2020, from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

House of Scientists (Kyiv, Volodymyrska Street, 45-a), 2nd floor.

List of active participants:

Anton Bondarenko, 18 y.o., Dnipro
Kateryna Garanich, 25 y.o., Berlin
Mariia Klymenko, 18 y.o., Kyiv
Oleksandra Makarova, 16 y.o., Kyiv
Roman Marchenko, 25 y.o., Lviv
Mariia Matsiievska, 18 y.o., Kyiv
Illia Ovcharenko, 19 y.o., Tel-Aviv
Olena Ovcharenko-Peshkova, 24 y.o., Kyiv
Elizaveta Pochebut, 13 y.o., Kyiv
Dmytro Semykras, 19 y.o., Sumy
Bohdan Terletskyy, 15 y.o., Lviv
Roman Fedyurko, 15 y.o., Kyiv
Maksym Shadko, 27 y.o., Kharkiv
Albina Shumakova, 12 y.o., Odesa

Participation is free. Selection by videos. Video recorded after September 1, 2019

The number of musicians who will actively participate in the master class will be determined by the professor.

Passive participation is free. Free entrance. Registration for listeners is avaliable at this link:

On September 27, the first day of the master class, after the end of classes, the teacher will meet with students and teachers of Ukrainian music schools, colleges and academies. Free entrance.

On September 30, at 4 pm, Professor Milana Chernyavska, her students and selected participants of the master class will participate in the concert which will take place in the Recording House of the Ukrainian Radio. Free entrance.

Milana Cherniavska has been a piano professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria since 2009. Since 2010 she has also been a professor at the International Academy of Music in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Musicians of different generations are among her students: Levon Avagyan, Iryna Vaterl, Ondra Zavadil, Oleksiy Kanke, Adela Liculescu, Olena Misio, Polina Sasko, Jihye Cecilia Sin, Bohdan Terletsky, Anna Ulayeva, Roman Fedyurko, Dmytro Choni, Maria Yudenko.

She is a sought out teacher of numerous international master classes, as well as a member of the jury of many prestigious piano competitions – such as ARD (Munich), Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition (Bolzano), International Mozart Competition (Salzburg), Santa Cecília International Competition (Porto) or Bluethner Goldaward (Vienna). Her students constantly win major prizes at major international competitions – in particular, at Santander Paloma O`Shea, Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, Maria Canals International Music Competition, Vendome Prize at the Verbier Festival, International competition for Young Pianists in memory of Volodymyr Horowitz and competitions in Los Angeles, Ettlingen, San Marino, and Malta.

Milana Cherniavska’s name is in the programs of Lucerne Festival, Ruhr Piano Festival, Pablo Casals Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Schwetzingen Festival.

She performs in the world’s largest concert halls, such as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Carnegie Hall in New York and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.

Her artistic achievements have been honored with numerous national and international awards. In 2013, she was awarded the prestigious Alfred Brendel Prize at the Ruhr Piano Festival.

Milana Chernyavska’s discography consists of more than 20 CDs released by the world’s leading labels – such as Decca, Sony, and EMI. Her recordings have received international acclaim, such as Diapason d’Or, BBC Music Award, and Pizzicato Super Sonic Award. In 2014, she received the most important media award in Germany – Echo Prize in the category “Classics without borders”.

Apart from her solo career, Milana Chernyavska is a well-known chamber musician. She has performed with artists such as Julia Fischer, Lisa Batiashvili, David Garrett, Arabella Steinbacher, Sebastian Klinger, Vogler Quartet, Maximilian Hornung, Daniel Mueller-Schott, Suzanne Yoko Henkel, and others. She founded the Milander Quartett, which quickly became one of Europe’s leading ensembles. After the quartet’s debut at the Munich Philharmonic, the press described it as “the perfect harmony of four wonderful instrumental soloists who found each other”.

Milana Chernyavska began studying music at the age of 5 and she received her first piano lessons from her mother. She studied at the Kyiv Lysenko Specialized Music Boarding School in the class of Iryna Lipatova, who significantly influenced the development of the musician, as well as pianist Serhiy Skrynchenko a little later. In 1990 she graduated with honors from the National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music, and in 1992 she finished her internship, and her professor was Valery Sagaidachny.

In 1998, Milana Cherniavska received a degree in concert performance in the class of professors Margarita Gechenrieder and Gerhard Oppitz at the Munich Academy of Music. Musicians such as Alfred Brendel, Dmytro Bashkirov, and Anna Chumachenko had a significant influence on the pianist’s creative growth.

During her performances and while teaching in Ukraine, Milana Cherniavska received the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine and the degree of Candidate of Art History (PhD).

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VERE MUSIC ACADEMY is a permanent master class program from VERE MUSIC FUND. It helps open Ukrainian performers’ access to best educational practices that used to cost them a lot of time, effort and money. But now it is possible to get to master classes of world-famous teachers and musicians without leaving Ukraine. it is also absolutely free.

In addition, the VERE MUSIC ACADEMY program includes one-day master classes from well-known Ukrainian artists who have already received worldwide recognition. When they come to perform in Ukraine, they set aside one day in their schedule to work with Ukrainian students.

The project is implemented in cooperation with the UKR Artists agency.

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