The Precarpathian National University named after V. Stefanyk
Institute of Arts
The department of musicology and accordion arts
The duet of accordionists "Concertino”
10 years of the creative work
Myron Cherepanyn - Doctor of Fine Arts, Professor, Honored Artist of Ukraine, Chairman of the Musicology department and accordion arts of the Institute of Arts of The Precarpathian National University named after V. Stefanyk . Prize-winner of international competitions and festivals of pop and jazz music, a member of Major League of the masters of world accordion
Maryna Bulda - Candidate of Fine Arts, Associate Professor of the of the Musicology department and accordion arts of the Institute of Arts of The Precarpathian National University named after V. Stefanyk. Prize-winner of international competitions and festivals of pop and jazz music, a member of Major League of the masters of world accordion.
Creative biography of the duet
The duet of accordionists "Concertino” was created in 2000 as a professional team of The Institute of Arts of The Precarpathian National University named after V. Stefanyk . It has become one of the few such teams in Ukraine due to its performance style which is particular for its creative singularity, exquisite pop and jazz manners of performance and the originality of their arrangement. The theme of ensemble’s concert program includes different trends of accordion music, as such as popular classic music, folk melodies, the variety dance music, retro style music, jazz pieces, concert tango by Astor Piazzolla etc.The sphere of the duet’s interests includes the concert and performance activity, the scientific research and educational work.
Their solo performances took place in Ukraine, in Russia, in Hungary, in Poland and in Lithuania. The ensemble took part in openings and gala-concerts of the 2nd and 3rd International festival "Accordion is Russia’s soul” (Moskow, 2004, 2005), in the television broadcast by Jan Tabachnik "This is an honour to invite you”(Kyiv,2005), XV International seminar-festival of accordionists (Palanga, 2009); IX International festival of accordion music (Koshalin, 2009), I and V International competition-festival of accordion and bayan performance arts "AccoHoliday” (Kyiv, 2006, 2010).The musicians are rewarded with charters, decorations and diplomas of Prize-winners, they are owners of the cup of "Gold Nika” and the nominal medal of the members of Major League of the masters of world accordion. The achievements in their educational work are represented by the work "Arrangments and adaptations of the concert compositions for two accordions”: 1st addition (2002), 2nd addition (2004), 3rd and 4th additions (2010).
The contents of this work includes popular classic music, folk and variety melodies, and also jazz pieces of modern composers. The training appliances make an essential contribution into the ensemble repertory of students of universities of arts and culture, they are used in the concert activities of the professional musicians as well.
The scientific research of the participants of the duet refers the theme of variety and jazz music in accordion art of Ukraine and abroad today and in prospect of its development through the alembic of European integration of the culture . The monograph which is called "The variety Olympus of accordion”(2008) has become the result of their scientific research. The International Jan Tabachnik’s Creative Centre is the initiator of the project of scientific-encyclopedic edition. The work is devoted to the complex study and recreation of the complete system of music trends of accordion performance art of the second half of XX – beginning of XXI century, which is determined by the dynamics of the development of the world music culture. This problem is also regarded in Ukrainian and international professional music additions ( "Jazz”, "Narodnyk”, "Intermusic” ).
The duet Concertino cooperates with outstanding musicians , with Higher educational institutions of Ukraine, international associations of accordionists and bayan players: The National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P. I. Chaikovsky, The International Jan Tabachnik’s Creative Centre, The Major League of the masters of world accordion (Kyiv), The Lithuanian Academy of music and theatre (Vilnyus), The museum of Russian accordion of Alfred Mirek (Moskow), The Institute of accordion (Finland), the music departments of Pomorsk Academy (Slupsk).
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