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Yuri Kot
The Prizewinner of National and International Competitions

Honoured Artist of Ukraine

Associate Professor of Piano Department
Ukrainian National Academy of Music



YURI KOT





22.01.1966 - was born in Krasnoarmeysk Donetsk region (Ukraine).
From 1986 to 1993 - got musical education in Kiev National Academy of Music as a pianist and as a post-graduate student at the piano department of the above Academy (under the creative guidance of professor Valery Kozlov).
1988 - Prizewinner of the National Lyssenko Piano Competition (Kiev).
1990 - Diploma-holder of the All-Union Rachmaninov Piano Competition (Moscow).
1992 - Prizewinner of the First International S.Prokofiev Piano Competition (St.-Petersburg).
1993 - Prizewinner of the First International Competition for chamber music performance “Golden Autumn” in category Piano Duo with Irina Alexeychouk (Khmelnitsky).
1996 - Prizewinner of the 45th International ARD Competition in category Piano Duo with Irina Alexeychouk (Munich).
1997 - Prizewinner of the 6th International Murray Dranoff Piano Duo Competition with Irina Alexeychouk (Miami).

Performs a lot as a soloist and as a piano duo with Irina Alexeychouk in Ukraine (Kiev, Khar’kov, Donetsk, Zaporozhie, Lugansk, Dnepropetrovsk, L’vov, Khmelnitski, Chernigov, Cherkassy, Rivne, Sumy, Belaya Tserkov’, Zhitomir, Vinnitsa, Kamenets-Podolski and others); Russia (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kuybishev, Vologda); Kazakhstan (Karaganda); Belorussia (Minsk,Vitebsk); Lithuania (Kaunas); Poland (Krakov); Yugoslavia (Belgrade, Kragujevac, Kotor, Shabac, ); Slovakia (Bans’ka Bystrytsa, Koshitse); Germany (Leipzig, Dresden, Halle, Munich, Darmstadt, Bergkamen); U.S.A. (New York, Miami), Japan (Tokio), Italy (Carrara), France (Paris, La Madeleine, Harne) - with concert programmes including works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Franck, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, Tchaikovski, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and many others.

Often performs with symphonic orchestras of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, U.S.A. and Japan. Among them:

Academic Symphonic Orchestra of St.-Petersburg Philharmony (conductor – N.Alexeev);
National Symphonic Orchestra of Ukraine (conductors – F.Glouschenko, Asushi Maeda, V.Sirenko);
Symphonic Orchestra of Ukrainian Radio and TV (conductor – V.Zhad’ko);
State Symphonic Orchestras of Kiev, Lugansk, Zaporozhie, Khmelnitski, Rivne, L’vov, Donetsk Philharmonies (conductors – N.Diadiura, V.Blinov, R.Nigmatullin, V.Redia, A.Dolinski, V.Ratsiuk, P.Tovstukha, N.Ponomarchouk, R.Filipchouk);
National Chamber Orchestra “Kiev’ Camerata” (conductors – V.Matiukhin, V.Runchak);
“New City Orchestra”, Tokio, conductor – Akira Naito.

As a piano duo with Irina Alexeychouk performed with:
Symphonic Orchestra of Bavarian Radio, Munich (conductors - Wolfgang Balzer, Lothar Zagrosek);
Chamber Orchestra “MERCK”, Darmstadt (conductor - Christian Rudolf Riedel); Chamber Ensemble “Kiev’ Soloists” (conductor – Bogodar Kotorovich); Kiev Chamber Orchestra “ARCHI” (conductor – I.Andriyevski); New World Symphony Orchestra, Miami (conductor Neal Stulberg), and others.
Member of Ukrainian Rachmaninov Society and Ukrainian Association of Prizewinners of International Piano Competitions.

Took part in the International Music Festivals. Among them: “Musiksommer-97” (Dresden, Germany), “Two Pianos Plus” (Miami, U.S.A.), “Modern Music Festival” (Ban’ska Bystrytsa, Slovakia), “Kiev Music Fest”, “Music Premieres of the Season” (Kiev, Ukraine), “Regina and Vladimir Horowitz - in memoriam” (Kiev, Ukraine), “Farbotony” (Kanev, Ukraine), Festival of contemporary Krakow composers (Krakow, Poland), Richter-Fest (Odessa, Ukraine), Piano music Festival “Una tastiera per due mondi” (Carrara, Italy).

Since 1994 - Professor at the piano department of Kiev National Academy of music.

1995 - awarded by title “The Honoured Artist of Ukraine”.
24.02.2000 - as a member of piano duo with Irina Alexeychouk was awarded by L.Revutski National Prize of Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, National Composers’ Union of Ukraine and National All-Ukrainian Music Union for concert activities and performing of modern music.
Since 1995 - twice a year holds master-classes in Kragujevac (Yugoslavia).
August 1997 - holded master-classes in Kotor (Yugoslavia).
2000-2002 - 5 times holded master-classes in Japan (Tokio, Kioto, Hiroshima, Matsuyama, Yamaguchi).
December 1999 - took part in the 1-st Pukhalski for young pianists competition as a member of jury (Kiev, Ukraine).
March 2000 - took part in the 1-st International S.Prokofiev young pianists competition as a member of jury (Saint-Petersburg, Russia).
September 2000 - took part in the 1-st International competition for young pianists, violinists and cellists as a member of jury (Tbilisi, Georgia).
January 2001 March 2003 March 2004 - - - took part in the 1-st International competition for young pianists GRADUS AD PARNASSUM as member of jury (Kragujevac, Serbia).
Took part in the 2-nd International competition for young pianists GRADUS AD PARNASSUM as a chairman of jury (Kragujevac, Serbia).
Took part in the 2-nd International competition for pianists MEMORIAL ISIDOR BAJIC as a member of jury (Novi Sad, Serbia).
April 2005 - took part in the 3-rd Intenational competition for young pianists GRADUS AD PARNASSUM as a member of jury (Kragujevac, Serbia).


Press materials about Yuri Kot:

• Наталія Аріскіна, Катерина Берденникова “Іпостасі Юрія Кота”
//Музика, м.Київ, березень-квітень 1997
• Деjан Крстич “Музика као судбина” //Независна Светлост, Крагуjевац, 11.02.99
• Олександр Снегірьов “Юрій Кот” //“Піаністи України”, К., 1997
• Сергей Пирогов “Совершенству нет предела” //Независимость, г.Киев, 3.04.98
• Микола Маліченко “А ми такі паровані” //Вечірній Київ, 7.02.98
• Н.Шевченко “Новые звёзды” //г.Сумы, №15, апрель 1995
• Микола Кульбовський “Спочатку був ритм і... бабуся” //Проскурів, м.Хмельницький, 27.12.96
• Вл.інф. “Подільський фортепіанний дует” //Проскурів, м.Хмельницький,11.02.98
• Вікторія Гайдамашко “Україна - рідна, та бідна: немає за що музику замовляти”
//Кам’янець-Подільський вісник, 27.12.97
• Gerhard Böhm “Hochkarätiges Spiel an zwei Klavieren”//Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, 05.08.97
• Heinz Zietsch “Der Marabu und seine Uhus” //Darmstädter Echo, 13.01.97
• А.Шаранац “Клавирски диjалози” //Независна Светлост, Крагуjевац, 8.01.98
• А.Синадинов “Саньа, Валериj, Jуриj, Ирена”//Независна Светлост, Крагуjевац, 18.01.01
• А.Синадинов “Успешан наступ Jуриjа Кота” //Независна Светлост, Крагуjевац, 20.01.00
• О.Илич “Усавршаванье надарених” //Независна Светлост, Крагуjевац, 21.08.97
• Н.Тарасова “Людина з Божою