Kiev Conservatory
The Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music (or Kiev Conservatory) is a Ukrainian state institution of higher music education. Its courses include postgraduate education
Postgraduate education
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The Kiev Conservatory was founded in 1913 at the Kiev
Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The population as of the 2001 census was 2,611,300. However, higher numbers have been cited in the press....

 campus of the Music College of the Russian Musical Society
Russian Musical Society
The Russian Musical Society was an organisation founded in 1859 by the Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna and her protégé, pianist and composer Anton Rubinstein, with the intent of raising the standard of music in the country and disseminating musical education.Rubinstein and the Grand Duchess's...

. The organization of the conservatory was spearheaded by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sergei Rachmaninoff
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, Alexander Glazunov
Alexander Glazunov
Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov was a Russian composer of the late Russian Romantic period, music teacher and conductor...

, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian: Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский ; often "Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky" in English. His names are also transliterated "Piotr" or "Petr"; "Ilitsch", "Il'ich" or "Illyich"; and "Tschaikowski", "Tschaikowsky", "Chajkovskij"...

. The first directors were V. Pukhalsky (1913) and Reinhold Glière
Reinhold Glière
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 (1914–1920). In 1925, the lower years were separated from the conservatory to form a musical college, while the older classes became the Mykola Lysenko
Mykola Lysenko
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 Music and Drama Institute. Viktor Kosenko
Viktor Kosenko
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 taught at both institutions.

In 1938, the conservatory received the Order of Lenin
Order of Lenin
The Order of Lenin , named after the leader of the Russian October Revolution, was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union...

 award. In 1940, the conservatory was named after P. Tchaikovsky. In 1995, the President of Ukraine elevated the conservatory's status, and renamed it the P. Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine.

The conservatory occupies a building built in the 1890s as the Hotel Continental. The building was destroyed during World War II
World War II
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, but was rebuilt in 1955, at which point a concert hall was added (architects L. Katok and Ya. Krasny). It is located on Horodetsky street 1/3.

Piano faculty

  • Liudmila Kasyanenko, piano
  • Arseniy Kotlyarevsky, organ
  • Olga Koviolova, piano
  • Igor Ryabov, piano
  • Galyna Bulybenko, organ

Orchestral Faculty

1. Strings

2. Wind
  • Volodymyr Antonov, flute

3. Folk instruments
  • Serhiy Bashtan
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    , bandura
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  • Bobyr Andriy
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    , bandura
  • Mykola Davydov, bayan
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  • Volodymyr Kabachok
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    , bandura


  • Oleksandr Bilash
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  • Lesia Dychko
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  • Leonid Hrabovsky, 1959
  • Ivan Karabyts
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    , 1971
  • Borys Lyatoshynsky,
  • Igor Poklad
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    , 1967
  • Sergei Protopopov
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    , 1921
  • Levko Revutsky
    Levko Revutsky
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  • Valentin Silvestrov
    Valentin Silvestrov
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  • Yevhen Stankovych
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  • Franklin Pire,1996


  • Georges Baklanoff
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    , opera
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    tic baritone
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  • Edgar Bastidas
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    , 1995
  • Dmytro Hnatyuk
    Dmytro Hnatyuk
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    , 1951
  • Evgeniya Miroshnichenko
    Evgeniya Miroshnichenko
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    , 1957
  • Vyacheslav Polozov, tenor (Metropolitan Opera, La Scala)
  • Solomon Khromchenko
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    , 1931
  • Oksana Dyka
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    , 2004


  • Alexander Brailowsky
    Alexander Brailowsky
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  • Vladimir Horowitz
    Vladimir Horowitz
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  • Anatole Kitain
    Anatole Kitain
    - Early life :Anatole Kitain was born in Saint Petersburg into a family of professional musicians. His brothers, Robert and Boris, were violinists, and his brother Alexander was a pianist. He showed early promise, performing his own nocturne for the astonished Glazunov at the age of six...

  • Valentina Lisitsa
    Valentina Lisitsa
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  • Herman Makarenko
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    , 1986
  • Leo Sirota
    Leo Sirota
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  • Alexander Uninsky
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  • Bobyr Andriy
    Bobyr Andriy
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  • Larissa Burak
    Larissa Burak
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  • Volodymyr Kushpet
    Volodymyr Kushpet
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  • Victor Mishalow
    Victor Mishalow
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  • Kost Novytsky
    Kost Novytsky
    Kostantyn Heorhiovych Novytsky, better known as Kost' Novytsky is one of the more influential bandurists in Kiev today. Originally, he studied under Andriy Omelchenko and later at the Kiev Conservatory under Serhiy Bashtan...

  • Andriy Omelchenko
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