In november 2022, the second all-ukrainian dmytro zahretskyi choral conducting competition was held in odesa. The jury consisted of prominent teachers and musicians from all over ukraine. Among them: nina zabolotna, oleksandr tarasenko, valeriy regrut, serhii savenko, yevheniia bondar, yuliia puchko-kolesnyk, halyna shpak, hanna saveliieva, tetiana mesropova, valentyna hordei and oleksandr oliinyk. The renowned jury was headed by denys chausov, conductor of the maria biesiu national opera and ballet theater in chisinau. 

Pupils of the eleventh grade of the KSML named after M.V. Lysenko Dmytro Doroshenko and Olha Purchenoshvili represented the Lyceum worthily at this creative competition and became laureates of the 1st degree. They were prepared for the competition by the teacher of the choral conducting department – Olha Hryhorivna Pryvalova. The jury highly appreciated her pedagogical professionalism in high-quality training of students and noted her contribution to the popularization of national choral art.

We congratulate our winners and their teacher and wish them inspiration for new creative achievements!


It is not the first time that the Choir of boys and youths of the KSML named after M.V. Lysenko participates in musical projects at professional venues in Kyiv together with experienced singers and actors.

On November 24-27, 2022, the National Operetta of Ukraine hosted the premiere productions of the musical and visual performance “The Ball” with the participation of singers of the Boys and Youths Choir of the KSML named after M.V. Lysenko. Two students – Sviatoslav Klopynskyi and Ivan Koval (teachers – Alla Rodina, Maria Koval, Natalia Behma) took part in this project.

“The Ball” is a Ukrainian-Italian production, the preparation for which lasted nine long months of war, and despite all the difficulties, the audience was able to enjoy this premiere of the National Operetta of Ukraine.

For a long time, the fate of this performance was uncertain, because its premiere was scheduled for February 25, 2022 and, for obvious reasons, did not take place. Unfortunately, the full-scale invasion of the territory of Ukraine caused painful losses to the team, because the ballet dancer Vadym Khlupiantsev, involved in this performance, died defending Ukraine. The theater team dedicated the first premiere performance to its hero – Vadym, proving to everyone the unity and indomitability of the Ukrainian spirit.

This colorful, emotionally rich and energetic performance was also attended by the Ambassador of Italy to Ukraine, Pier Francesco Zazo, because this project was implemented with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in Kyiv and the Italian Embassy in Ukraine.

This colorful, emotionally rich and energetic performance was also attended by the Ambassador of Italy to Ukraine, Pier Francesco Zazo, because this project was implemented with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in Kyiv and the Italian Embassy in Ukraine.

The first victory of a Ukrainian musician at the Louis Spore International Violin Competition.

From October 26 to November 4, 2022, the 10th Louis Spohr International Competition for Young Violinists was held in Germany. This jubilee competition became a landmark for Ukraine, because for the first time in the history of the competition, a young Ukrainian female – Margarita Pochebut, who studies at the KSML named after M.V. Lysenko. The Louis Spohr Competition was founded at the Franz Liszt Weimar University of Music in 1995 and is one of the most prestigious competitions for talented violinists under the age of 21. The international jury selects the best violinists in three qualifying rounds and three age categories. The total prize fund of the competition is 16,000 euros. In addition, the regulations of the competition provide for special prizes and awards, as well as solo concerts of the participants and performances accompanied by an orchestra. This year, 113 participants from Europe, America, Asia and even Australia took part in the competition. Margarita Pochebut was among them. She won Second Prize in the first age category! We sincerely congratulate the contestant and wish her further creative achievements. Thanks to such talented students, the glory of Ukraine is multiplied throughout the world!

X International Competition “Kyiv Colouring”

In early June 2022, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the National All-Ukrainian Music Union, a charity competition in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was held, which was attended by the Boys ‘ Choir of Lysenko KSML. The jury of the X International Kyiv Colouring Competition included representatives of Ukraine, Germany, Belarus, Belgium, Turkey and Great Britain. 450 participants in eleven nominations were selected for the second round: “Piano”, “Concertmaster”, “Chamber Ensemble”, “Vocal”, “Choral Conducting”, “Wind and Percussion Instruments”, “Orchestra”, “Folk Instruments”, ” String and bowed instruments” and “Musical-theoretical composition: a young musicologist “.

Choir of boys of Kyiv State Music Lyceum named after M.V. Lysenko became the winner of the First Degree in the nomination “Vocal” (Academic Singing). Congratulations to our guys, as well as Maria Koval – artistic director and choir conductor and accompanist – Svitlana Matviienko. We wish you inspiration for further creative achievements!

Second Oleksii Horokhov International Competition-Festival

The other day the Second Oleksii Horokhov International Competition-
Festival ended in Kyiv. Students of the M.Lysenko Kyiv State Music Lyceum
participated in the event and won many awards and special prizes.
Kornii Sheldunov (teacher B. Pivnenko) won the Grand Prix. He also
received a gift from jury member Pedro Carneiro – a violin by master from
Portugal Miguel Mateus.
1st prize – Diana Koval (teacher B. Pivnenko)
2nd prize – Mykyta Sukhoviienko (teacher B. Pivnenko)
2nd prize – Iryna Borysova (teacher O. Korinets)
2nd prize – Sofiia Kysliak (teacher T. Snizhna)
Diploma – Anna Kisliak (teacher T. Snizhna)
Special prizes were awarded to: Anna Kisliak and Mykyta Sukhoviienko –
certificates for inserting hair into a bow from master Oleksii Korba, Sofiia Kysiyak
and Iryna Borysova – music editions and prizes of musical sympathy from the
Borys Liatoshynskyi Ensemble of Classical Music.
Congratulations to students and teachers with bright victories and we wish
further creative achievements!