Ukranian born violinist, Vasyl Zatsikha, commenced his studies at Lviv Special Music School at the age of 5 through to 17 years of age as a student of Miroslav Sora. In 2008, he continued his studies under Prof. Igor Pylatyuk at the Lviv National Music Academy (LNMA). Currently undertaking PHD Studies, Vasyl will complete his PHD in 2016 at LNMA. He is a student of Oleg Kaskiv at the prestigious International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA) on a full scholarship since 2015.
Vasyl is regarded as one of Ukraine’s finest young musicians, having had multiple international successes at competitions. A laureate of over 20 international competitions, Vasyl has notably been a major prize winner in the Second Yankelevych International Violin Competition 2011 and the Fourth Lysenko International Violin Competition, 2012. He is an outright winner of many contests including: Striharzh competitions, 2000, 2004 and 2005; New Names of Ukraine competition, 2001; Kotsian competition, 2001, ”Silver Bells” competition, 2003 and 2004; Ukrainian contest of stringed instruments, 2003 and 2006. Back in Ukraine, he was awarded the President Scholarship for musical studies in 2008.
An active soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, Vasyl has been concertmaster of numerous ensembles including : IMMA Soloists, MBS Symphony Orchestra,“Perpetuum mobile” Chamber Orchestra, “Academia” Chamber orchestra amongst many oters. As a soloist, he has performed major works with “Trembyta” Chamber Orchestra, Lviv Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, INSO-Lviv Symphony Orchestra, “Lviv Virtuoses” Chamber Orchestra, IMMA Soloists in major concert halls across Europe and also worked alongside some of the greatest living musicians and conductors including: Peter Falk, Alexis Soriano, Yuri Bervetsky, Miroslav Skoryk, Igor Pylatyuk and Maxim Vengerov.
Recent activities have included professional solo artist recording with IMMA, tours of Europe, Macedonia and Istanbul. Future plans in the 2016 2017 season include multiple concerts in Europe, South America alongside collaborations with Lviv Philarmonic and Lviv Symphony Orchestra.
The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.
Next board meeting:
23 September 2021
Rahn Kulturfonds supports requests regarding a contribution to the performance fees if:
- it is a project with or by Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners.
- it is a project with Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holders.
Rahn Kulturfonds supports its prize winners and scholarship holders during four years after receiving the award.
For the board meeting on 23 September 2021, please hand in your complete application no later than 31 August 2021 by email or by filling out the following form.
Rahn Musikpreis 2018, 1. prize violin