Mykola Dyadyura

Mykola Dyadyura is one of the most prominent conductors of Ukraine, who is capable of combining an outstanding talent with mature skills. He graduated from The Kyiv Conservatory (1987, conductor course by the People’s Artist of Ukraine, prof. R. Kofman). In the period between 1986 and 1988 he worked as the chief conductor of the symphony orchestra in the Omsk Philharmonic (Russia). Since 1988 he has been working as a conductor in the National Opera of Ukraine and in 2011 he became its music director. Mykola Dyadyura took part in staging of “The Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini, “Rigoletto” by G. Verdi, “La Boheme” and “Tosca” by G. Puccini, “Norma” by V. Bellini, “Lucia di Lammermoor” by G. Donizetti, “Yaroslav the Wise” by H. Mayboroda and conducts “Yevheniy Onegin” and “Mazepa” by P. Tchaikovsky, ”Pagliacci” by R. Leoncavallo and a number of other works. Since 2013 Mykola Dyadyura has been the chief conductor of the theatre.In the year 1990 one of the world’s most famous conductors Seiji Ozawa invited Mykola Dyadyura to take a study course in the Boston Orchestra (USA), where he was taught by L. Bernstein and A. Previn. From 1989 to 1996 he was the chief conductor of the Seoul and Gwangju Symphony Orchestras. His collaboration with the National Opera Company of South Korea resulted in staging of “Tosca” by G. Puccini, ”Pagliacci” by R. Leoncavallo and “Rustic Chivalry” by P. Mascagni.
In 1996 he returned to Ukraine and became the main conductor and artistic director of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, where he introduced a series of symphonic concerts “All symphonies by Beethoven” and “All symphonies and concerts by Brahms”. He was the first in Ukraine to play the symphony “Romeo et Juliette”, “Te deum”, “Requiem” by H. Berlioz and “Messe du Sacre de Napoleon” by G. Paisiello. Dyadyura was the staging conductor of a number of projects by the National Philarmonic of Ukraine, including mono-opera “Nizhnist’” (“Tenderness”) by V. Hubarenko, operas “Ruslan and Lyudmila” by M. Glinka, “Fidelio” by L. Beethoven, music drama performances “Zametil’” (“The Blizzard”) by A. Pushkin & G. Sviridov and “Peer Gynt” by H. Ibsen & E. Grieg and many others.
He also collaborated with philharmonic orchestras of Poland, Russia, Italy, South Korea and Japan as a guest conductor, toured in Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and Turkey, took part in international festivals, both in Ukrainian, such as “Kiyv Music Fest”, “Muzychni Premyery Sezonu” (“The Music Premiers of the Season”), “Volodymyr Kraynev zaproshuye…” (“Volodymyr Kraynyev invites…”), “Virtuosy” (“The Virtuosos”) (held in Lviv), and foreign, including “Le Melomany” (France), The Saint-Maxime Music Fest (France), “La Chaise-Dieu” (France), La Côte Saint-André H. Berlioz Festival (France), Marseille International Sacred Music Festival, Bleckede Fest (Germany), Wroclaw Fest (Poland), Ukrainian Culture Days in Switzerland (Bern).
Mykola Dyuadyura is a the laureate of the “Min-On” International Conductors Competiton, an owner of the Japan Conductors Association Special Prize (Tokyo 1987), a laureate of International Conductors Competition named after J. Ferencsik (Budapest 1988), a bearer of the Order of Merit of the 3rd Class (2003) and the Order of Arts and Letters (France) and a laureate of Shevchenko National Prize.

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