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Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv's New Album, “Ukrainian Masters"

Released on Naxos, the album features Ukrainian violin sonatas spanning the 20th century


Ukrainian-American Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv has released her newest album, Ukrainian Masters. Released on Naxos, the album features violin sonatas in collaboration with Steinway Artist and pianist Steven Beck, spanning repertoire of the 20th century.

The album includes a world-premiere recording of Ukrainian composer Viktor Kosenko's Violin Sonata Op. 18 in A minor (1927). In addition to Kosenko's Violin Sonata, Myroslav Skoryk's Violin Sonata No. 2 (1991) and Sergei Bortkiewicz's Violin Sonata Op. 26 in G minor (1922) are included as well, presenting a collection of sonatas that transcend the cultural upheavals.

To purchase and listen to the album, click here.

"I knew Kosenko's piano music growing up, but it was not popular to play Ukrainian music, as the Soviet government only promoted Russian composers," shared Solomiya. "Therefore his music was not professionally recorded. I discovered the sonata after I moved to the U.S. when I was studying at Curtis and planning my recitals."


Listen to selections from the album below


Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv's mission is to share the music of her home country, with past albums featuring works from Ukrainian composers such as her 2022 Poems and Rhapsodies with the National Symphony of Ukraine and her 2016 Ukraine — Journey to Freedom. In 2021, she was named Honored (Merited) Artist of Ukraine, her native country’s highest cultural honor.

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