Our Children are the Future of Ukraine

«A talented person is
talented in everything»
(Leon Feuchtwanger)

This epigraph of the German writer could fully describe many students of the KSML named after M.V. Lysenko, but today we will talk about the 10th grade student – Oleksandra Prylypko. We usually publish articles about the victories of our students at international music competitions, and today, contrary to tradition, we will introduce you to Oleksandra’s artistic works. They are demonstrated in this publication. Despite the fact that Sasha studies in the class of percussion instruments and is a participant in many music festivals, competitions and concerts, both in Ukraine and abroad, in parallel with her musical education, she also mastered artistic skills from the age of five. According to the student, she likes painting landscapes and architecture in watercolor the most. But as one can see from the presented works, Oleksandra is no less skilled in the portrait genre. We do not know for sure what path this talented student will choose for herself in the future, but it is absolutely clear that she will glorify and popularize Ukrainian art, culture and traditions, thereby paving the way for the prosperity of an independent 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!


The other day in the walls of the Kyiv State Music Lyceum named after M.V. Lysenko held a festive concert dedicated to Teacher’s Day. Students of Alla Rodina and Maria Koval, teachers of the conducting and choral department, took part in the concert. Among the performers were: Anhelina Danshina, Bohodar Struts, Hordii Moskalenko, Olha Koval, Anna Makchuk, Ivan Koval, Ivan Boiko and Raisa Rodina. Young artists performed the works of modern Ukrainian composer Inna Frantsyskevych, mesmerizing the audience with their magical voices.


We sincerely congratulate you on our professional holiday – INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DAY !!!

It is impossible to overestimate the significant contribution that we musicians make to the popularization of the national musical art of Ukraine throughout the world in this difficult time!

The strength of the spirit of the musical community of Ukrainians and fruitful, inspired work glorify our native Ukraine, multiply its successes and achievements.

Studying, preserving and popularizing the musical heritage of Ukraine is a leading goal that our teachers and students actively implement. In these extremely difficult times of the military aggression of the invader, students of KSML named after M.V. Lysenko perform on world music stages bringing our joint victory closer!

Happy Knowledge Day!

Today is September 1 – the Day of Knowledge. This is the most unusual September 1 in the 31 years of independent Ukraine. For the music lyceum named after M.V. Lysenko, this will be a difficult school year, because our little, and not so little, musicians need live communication with their mentors. And the realization of this need is our main priority. On this special day, we would like to congratulate the entire teaching staff, students and their parents on the beginning of the new academic year! We believe that the high national spirit of unity, patriotism and devotion to Ukraine will lead us to a joint victory, and will open up new opportunities for our children to realize their talents and abilities in the artistic field of a free, safe Ukraine.

As a musical greeting, we offer to listen to the “Prayer for Ukraine” performed by the Choir of Boys and Young Men of the KSML named after M.V. Lysenko, artistic director and conductor – Maria Koval. This virtual project was created during the war and once again proves the high professionalism of the teaching staff of the Lyceum and their ability to conduct highly effective lessons even in extremely difficult conditions. 

Glory to Ukraine!


In this difficult time for the country, students and teachers of our lyceum continue to work tirelessly on the cultural front to accelerate our common victory!

For your attention, created during the war, a virtual project of the vocal ensemble of students of the Kyiv State Music Lyceum named after M.V. Lysenko, class of teacher Mariia Koval.

For you sounds particularly relevant work “My Ukraine! ».

Music – I. Frantseskevych, lyrics – S. Dmitriieva, arrangement – P. Krasnoshchok

The cast of the vocal ensemble:

Danshyna Angelina 2 form

Molyboha Makarii 2 form

Katsaval Tymofii 2 form

Koshel Pavlo 3 form

Moskalenko Hordii 4 form

Alieksieiev Yehor 5 form

Melnyk Tymofii 7 form

Katsaval Tymofii 7 form

Conductor – Mariia Koval

Orchestral accompaniment – Pavlo Krasnoshchok

Audio compilation and video editing – Yaroslav Karpiv


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!