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07:12. First Alarm

Composer: Taras Zdaniuk

Instrument: Violin

Level: Advanced

Published: 2024

Price: €20.00

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  • Description +
    • The lives of tens of millions of Ukrainians can be divided to before February 24, 2022 and after. Just on this day an air raid siren sounded in the capital of Ukraine for the first time since the Second World War. In the early morning, at 7:12 am.

      This work was written during the first anniversary of the Russian-Ukrainian war and is dedicated to Ukrainians who died in the first hours of the full-scale invasion of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine. Dedicated to Ukrainian soldiers who gave their lives defending their country in the most difficult hours. And civilians who were caught unaware by the war.

      This work contains the entire range of emotions that in my opinion Ukrainians experienced in the first hours of the war. From grief to hope for the best future, from despair to being ready for resist. However, the work doesn’t end on a positive note, because to this day many Ukrainian soldiers and civilians are dying, and air raid sirens continue to sound on the streets of Ukrainian cities.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Violin

  • About the composer +
    • Born on February 28, 1999, in Kyiv, Taras Zdaniuk embarked on his musical journey at the Kyiv Secondary Specialized Music School under the guidance of Olga Korinets. Graduating in 2020 from the Lviv National Music Academy under Professor Volodymyr Zaransky, he furthered his studies at the Carl Maria von Weber University of Music in Dresden with Professor Igor Malinovsky.

      Taras's musical prowess has earned him accolades at both national and international competitions, showcasing his talent as a soloist and a member of chamber ensembles. Since 2020, he has served as the concertmaster of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, impressively gracing renowned stages like Konzerthaus Berlin, KKL Lucerne, and Théâtre du Châtelet Paris. His collaboration with the Federal Youth Orchestra as the first concertmaster took him to esteemed venues such as the Berlin Philharmonic and Cologne Philharmonic.

      Beginning the season of 2023-24, Taras Zdaniuk joined the esteemed SächsischeStaatskapelle Dresden as an academist, marking a significant milestone in his musical career.

      Beyond his instrumental proficiency, Taras is also actively engaged in composition. With a portfolio boasting more than 13 compositions, some recognized for their innovative flair, he adds a creative dimension to his multifaceted musical pursuits.

  • Credits +
    • With support from Koda’s Cultural Funds
      Front Cover and Graphics: Nicola Lee
      Photographer: Sarah Jonek
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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