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Ballets, Operas, Symphonies, Music for Film and Theatre.


Cantata for children's choir, symphony orchestra and soloists. 1987, dur. c 20 min.
Performed at the-Kiev-Music-Fest festival, Premiers Of The Season 1994, 1995 and 1996 by Chamber Orchestra Archi and Female Choir of the Dragomanov’s University. Recorded in Kiev by Ukrainian State Broadcasting Corporation in 1996.

The Sun Scorched Mallow for choir, soloists, reciter and symphony orchestra, 1992, dur. 25 min. Performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the National Broadcasting Corporation, conductor V. Serenko, at the Kiev-Music-Fest festival. Recorded in Kiev by Ukrainian State Broadcasting Corporation in 1992. The work won the Marian & Ivanna Kotz International Composers Competition in 1992.

Transformations, piece for symphony orchestra, 1997, duration c. 11min. Performed by University of Bristol Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Beaumont at the Victoria Rooms, Bristol, 1997.

Studies in Witchcraft for symphony orchestra, 1999, duration c. 14 min. Performed at the Kiev-Music-Fest in 2000 by the National Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor George Stelluto (Las Vegas). Recorded and broadcasted by Ukrainian State Broadcasting Corporation.

…Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done… for Symphony orchestra, 2007, 12 min. November 2007. Performed and recorded by the London BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Maida Vale studios.

The Last Battle, Ballet pursuant to text by C. S. Lewis. Commissioned by the London Children's Ballet, duration c. 90 min. Performed by the London Childen Ballet at the Peacock Theatre, West End London, in May 2000.

Kupala’s Night, ballet pursuant to text by N. V. Gogol, 2001, duration c.45 min. Performed in Slovenia at the Ljubliana National Opera and Ballet Theatre, September – November 2003. The work won the International Competition The Three World Ballets ISCM 2002 and was subsequently performed by the National Opera and Ballet Theatre company at the World Music Days Festival in Slovenia in 2003.

On  the Threshold Music for a documentary directed by Andrey Shilov, about the life of the Archibishop of the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain 1997. Broadcasted by NTV Russia, 1998, 1999, 2007 and 2010. The work was also featured in the Rain Dance Festival in London in October 1997 and the Watershed Cinema in Bristol in May 1998.

Pieces for Bristol Youth Orchestra, 15 min, 2004. Performed in Bristol in 2004 and 2005 by the Bristol Youth Orchestra.

Chamber Orchestra


Dribushechki, 5 pieces for  symphony orchestra, 1992, duration c. 12 min.
Performed and recorded in Kiev by the Ukrainian State Broadcasting Corporation in 1993.

Illusion a lyrical story for eighteen solo strings, commissioned by the English Chamber Orchestra, 1997, duration c. 12 min. Performed by the English Chamber Orchestra, in February 1998 at Victoria Rooms, Bristol and Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Conducted by Harry Christophers. Performed by The Beethoven Academy Orchestra at The Blue Hall of De Singel in Antwerp, and the University Hall in Leuven (Belgium), September 1998. Conducted by Harry Christophers.
Performed by Kiev Camerata in Moscow, March 1999. Conducted by Valery Matyuhin.
Performed at the Kiev Festival by the Kiev Camerata, April 1999. Conducted by Valery Matyuhin.
Recorded and broadcasted by BBS 3 Belgium 1998.

Everlasting, for chamber orchestra and ensemble of authentic voices, 1995, dur. 13 min. Performed, recorded and broadcasted in Kiev by the Ukrainian State Broadcasting Corporation in 1995. The work won the International Women Composers Competition, Kiev 1995.

Polyphonic Pastorals for 24 Flutes, dur 16 min, 2006. Commissioned by the French Flute Orchestra, performed by OFF, the French Flute Orchestra, conducted by Pierre-Alain Biget, Paris October 2007.

There Was A Shimmering Silence, for string orchestra, 11 min. 2000. Commissioned by spnm, Society for Promotion of New Music, performed by the Scottish National Ensemble in February 2007, Glasgow, Aberdeen.
Performed at the Kyiv Music Fest festival in October 2007 by the National Orchestra, conducted by Valerii Matjukhin.



Music for Chamber Ensembles


Children's Pictures, six pieces for voice and piano, 1980, duration c. 12 min. Performed in Kiev in 1982.

Three Choirs, for mixed choir a capella, 1981, duration 15 min. Performed in Kiev 1982 and 1985.

Clarinet Quintet, for string quartet and clarinet, 1986, duration 12 min. Performed in Kiev at the Premiers of the Season Festival, 1986. Hopak Piece de concert for two pianos composed in 1993, commissioned by Piano Duet Luba and Ireney Zuk. Performed in Odessa, New York and Toronto in 1994, 1995 and 1996.

Invocation of Rain for four percussionists and authentic voice, 1996, duration c 16 min. Performed in the Victoria Rooms in Bristol, 1997. Recorded by the Ukrainian State Broadcasting Corporation in 1996.
Performed by T. Sopilka and percussion ensemble Art Novo, Kiev Festival 1998.
Performed by percussion ensemble: GAME, at the International New Music Week Festival in Bucharest in Romania, 2004.
Performed at World Music Days International festival, Zagreb, Croatia 2005, by Halyna Ovcharenko and percussion ensemble.
Performed by Carmina Slovenika and percussion ensemble, Slovenia 2006.

String Quartet, 1996, duration c 13 min. Performed by Nossek String Quartet at the Victoria Rooms, Bristol 1997.
Performed by String Quartet Volant in Bristol 2005.

Le Nonsense, piece for harp and authentic voice. Lyrics from poetry by Edward Lear, 1998, duration c.5 min.

Quartet of Ebony, clarinet quartet commissioned by Ebony Quartet from Belgium, 2002, duration c.20 min. 2004

Melting Light for Cello and piano, 11 min, 2005.

What The Shaman Saw for five percussionists, 10 min., Bucharest, Romania, May 2005, performed by Ansamblul de percutie -"Game", Conductor: Alexandru Matei

Set of compositions for clarinet choir March of Dwarfs, Lezginka Tango, Cheeky Vicky, Russian Dance, Romani-Romani

Towards the Light for Clarinet choir, 2007. It is in the repertoire of several clarinet orchestras and was performed in Holland, Norway, Belgium, England, Germany, etc.



Music for Choirs


Three Choirs, for mixed choir a capella, 1981, duration 15 min. Performed in Kiev 1982 and 1985.

Vesnovyi, three pieces for choir, 1989, duration c.10 min. The work received National Award for the best choral composition in 1992.

Moods, three compositions for choir, based on poems of W. B. Yeats, 1997, duration c.15 min.

Bring Forth the Horse, for male choir a capella, pursuant to Lord Bybon’s Mazepa. Commissioned by The Bulava Chorus, 2004.



Music for Soloists


Sonata for piano, duration c. 18 min, 1985. Performed in Kiev 1986.

Hopak, Piece de concert for two pianos composed in 1993, commissioned by the Piano Duet Luba and Ireney Zuk. Performed in Odessa, New York and Toronto in 1994, 1995 and 1996.

Toccata for trumpet. 1993, duration c. 8 min. Performed in Kiev in 1994.

Wizard World in Pieces of Ice, piece de concert for two pianos composed on 1994, commission by Luba and Ireney Zuk.

Two Pieces for Inspired Clarinettist, for solo clarinet, 1995, duration c.7 min. Performed and recorded in Kiev by Ukrainian State Broadcasting Corporation in 1995; London, Regent’s Hall November 2002, San Francisco, November 2002.

Nonsense, piece for harp and authentic voice. Lyrics from poetry by Edward Lear, 1998, duration c. 5 min.

Melting Light for Cello and piano, 11 min., 2005.



Books published


Best Russian Classics for piano duet in 3 Volumes arranged by Dr. Halyna Ovcharenko. These books were commissioned and published by Spartan Press. 2008-2010.
Three volumes contain a great amount of your favourite music by Glinka, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky. Included are also the famous Russian Kalinka, traditional folk songs and several pieces by Halyna Ovcharenko.
This selection will suit beginners as well as advanced pianists.

Book volume 1
Book volume 2
Book volume 3

Russian Composers, Piano Duets arranged by Dr. Halyna Ovcharenko, Commissioned and published by Oxford University Press. 2008 - 2010
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