Oksana Rapita and Myroalav Drahan’s piano Duo will perform in the Mirror Hall’s Musical Salon. The concert program is called “The piano trick”. It will open the prominent European composers‘ of XVIII-XX centuries art to the listeners. You will hear Vienna’s classic, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata. Also, the first romantic Franz Schubert’s famous “Fantasy” and the cycle of children’s plays by Moris Ravel. You are welcomed to take a pleasure of the highly interesting program for four hands, performed by two outstanding Ukrainian musicians.
Myroslav Dragan – piano
Oksana Rapita – piano
W. A. Mozart Sonata C dur for 4 hands (1765) K521 in 5 movements
F. Schubert Fantasie F minor (1828) D.940
A famous Ukrainian pianist, a Merited Artist of Ukraine. Born in Ternopil. She is a laureate of Republican competition of pianists named after M. Lysenko (1984), the International competition of chamber ensembles “Golden autumn” (1993, Khmelnytskyi), a prize-winner of the International competition of pianists named after P. O’Shea (1990, Spain). A laureate of the VІ International festival of art masters named after S. Richter (2005, Zhytomyr), the VІІ International festival named after P. Tchaikovsky and N. von Meck (2009, Vinnytsia).
Rapita intensively tours around Ukraine and abroad (Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. She holds a great repertoire from baroque to modernity. Performed more than 20 premieres of Ukrainian and world music, took part in CD recording with Ukrainian composers’ music (S. Lyudkevych, I. Sonevytskyi, M. Skoryk, Y. Lanyuk, V. Kaminskyi, O. Oliynyk, O. Kozarenko). O. Rapita cooperates with different symphony orchestras in Ukraine, Poland, Switzerland, Russia.
In a duo with her husband, M. Dragan, is awarded a regional premium named after S. Lyudkevych for concert programs (2009).
Myroslav Dragan is famous Lviv piano soloist, concertmaster and teacher.
He often goеs on concert tours in Ukraine and abroad (Poland, Germany, Switzerland) and is a regular participant of various music festivals, such as Kyiv Music Fest, Premieres of the Season (Kyiv), Contrasts, Virtuosi (Lviv) them. Stravinsky Festival (Lutsk), The Colors of Music (Vinnytsya), Two Days and Two Nights (Odessa), concert of “New Music in Ukraine” under the direction of Runchak. Myroslav Dragan has performed a range of modern Ukrainian (works by Sonevytsky, Simovych, Stankovych, Lyashenko, Laniyk, Kozarenko, Havrylets etc.) as well as foreign premiers (Takemitsu, Rimm, Vallin, Knapik, Crumb, Ligeti etc).
Myroslav Dragan collaborated with Abrahamian (cello, Armenia), Prunaru (violin, Romania, Switzerland), Viytovych (viola, UK), Falyosa (violin, Norway), Dzhuryn (cello, USA ), soloists «Covent Garden» and singer Shkurhan. He made a number of CD recordings, including “Lysenko Music for Shevchenko’s “Kobzar”, “Lviv Mozart” and took part in performing and recording of Arthur Honegger’s oratorio “Jeanne d’Arc on fire” in Paris, 2005 Nowadays he works in Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy.