Zugabe!!!! International 8: Vitaliy Kyanitsia (Ukraine)

Zugabe!!!! International 8: Vitaliy Kyanitsia (Ukraine)

Where: Haus der Sinne
Ystader Str. 10
07 July 2022 - 20:00
Vitaliy Kyanitsia Trio

Donnerstag, 7.7.2022, 20 Uhr, Haus der Sinne
Jazz am Helmholtzplatz zu Gast im Haus der Sinne
Ystader Str. 10
10437 Berlin


Vitaliy Kyanitsia – Ukraine
Vitaliy Kyianytsia – piano
Johannes Fink – cello
Matthias Ruppnig – drums

Vitaliy Foto

1) Why did you come to Berlin and where did you live before?

Before I came to Berlin I lived in several different cities: Kyiv, Warszaw, Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart. I came to Berlin because of its wide and diverse jazz community. The diversity of Berlin Jazz music scene has attracted me at most.

2) Why do you play jazz? What does it mean to you?

I play jazz because I can express myself in the best way playing this music. As a former classical player jazz gave me some fresh breath of air for my musical career. The freedom of improvisation is very natural for me and I feel myself very comfortable while improvising.

3. Can you tell a bit about the jazz scene in your country of origin? Jazzhotspots, colleges, clubs, musicians?

My Homeland Ukraine has a rich jazz community, especially of my generation. I could name a lot of prominent ukrainian jazz players among them: Dennis Adu, Igor Osypov, Ganna Gryniva, Dmitriy Alexandrov, Igor Zakus and others. Ukraine has a few major jazz festivals such as: Leopolis Jazz Fest, Jazz Kolo, Dnipro Jazz Fest.

VITALIY KYIANYTSIA (b. in 1991)is a graduate of the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine as a pianist and composer. Vitaliy has received awards from the juries of several international competitions, such as the Orleans Piano Competition 2016 (Andre Boucourechliev Prize), the Masterpiece Management Composition Competition 2016 (Cologne, Germany), the Transatlantyk Instant Composition Contest Award 2016 (Lodz, Poland), the ACC Composition Competition (Gwangju, South Korea), the Lviv Composition Competition-2016 (Ukraine) and the Anton Rubinstein Competition for performer-composers (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2009). He participates regularly in major contemporary music events, such as the Lucerne Festival Alumni Ensemble and Academy (2016, 2017), Mixtur Festival 2017 (Barcelona), Impuls-Festival 2015 (Graz) and Klangspuren Schwaz 2014.
(Text: Vitaliy Kyanitsia)