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Intensive weeks

Academic year 2021/2022

Piano
01. Oct - 05. Oct 2021

Academic year 2019/2020

Piano
26. Sep - 30. Sep 2019

Scholar

Illia Ovcharenko

Illia Ovcharenko, was born in the Ukraine to a family of teachers, Illia began playing the piano at the age of eight in the class of Elena Sachenko. When he was twelve he was invited to study at the most famous music school in Ukraine, the Kiev Special Secondary Music School, in the class of Nataliia Gridneva and Andrii Lunov, where he graduated in 2018. He is now pursuing Bachelors degree at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv under the tutelage of Arie Vardi. 

He took masterclasses with Daniil Trifonov, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Milana Cherniavskaiia, Andrea Bonnata, Rena Shereshevskaia, Murray Perahia, Fabio Bidini, Pavel Nersessian, Boris Bloch and Aviram Reichert, among others. He is also a holder of the scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein where he participates in the Intensive Music Weeks and activities offered by the Academy. 

At the age of nine, Illia won his first competition. Since 2010 he became the winner of more than 20 piano competitions in Ukraine, the United States, Russia, Italy, France, Poland, Israel, Czech Republic, etc. Among others, he won the 2nd prize at the “Aspen Concerto Piano Competition” at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, in 2019 he was the absolute winner of the 1st prize of the “12th International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz” (WFIMC) with the EMCY prize and he won the diploma at the “Paderewski International Piano Competition” in Poland. In 2018 Illia won the 1st and the special prize at the “Kyiv International Piano Competition“ (KYIPC). In 2017 he was laureate and the winner of the special prize at the “11th International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Arthur Rubinstein”, the winner of the “Junior Academy Eppan” in Italy and the absolute winner of the “International Piano Competition Resonances” in Paris. He was also laureate and the winner of the special prize of the “International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz” in 2016.

Illia gave his first solo recital at the age of ten in the Philharmonic Centre of Ukraine. With eleven years he received the first experience of playing with orchestra. In the meantime he performed at the Harris Hall, the Harry Teague Pavillion, the Hurst Hall as well as played numerous recitals at the cities of Basalt and Carbondale. He played with the leading orchestras of the world, collaborating with prestigious conductors such as Arie Vardi, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Ian Hobson, Mykola Diadyura, Kai Bumann, Mykola Sukach, Benoit Girault, Volodymyr Sirenko, Volodymyr Shejko, Nicolo Giuliani, and Vitaly Protasov. He played at the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Festival in Tel Aviv, the Piano Campus Festival, the D’Auvers Sur Oise Music Festival as a soloist with a chamber ensemble of the Versailles Conservatoire and at the Bern Interlaken Classics in Switzerland. In December 2019, Illia played his debut recital at the Salle Cortot in Paris, sponsored by the Animato Music Foundation. 

Illia has many recordings on Ukrainian radio and TV and featured his first CD with the National Radio of Ukraine in December 2019.

He gets the scholarship of the Presidential Fund of Leonid Kuchma “Ukraine” and is a member of the Ukrainian “Vere Music Fund”. In 2019, Illia was given a full session scholarship at the Aspen Music Festival.

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Intensive weeks

Academic year 2021/2022

Piano
01. Oct - 05. Oct 2021

Academic year 2019/2020

Piano
26. Sep - 30. Sep 2019