Zubitsky Vladimir Kuchma (1953 - today)
Vladimir Zubitsky was born on March 2nd, 1953 in the village Goloskovo Krivoozerskogo district of Mykolayiv Region, Ukraine. At the age of six he started to play the accordeon.
In 1971 he graduated from the Gnessin Music College in Moscow, class accordion of VN Motov. From Moscow he moved to Kiev, where he continued his studies at the Kiev State Conservatory. In 1976 he graduated from the faculty of orchestration, class accordion of professor Besfamilnov, in 1977 he graduated from the faculty of composers and in 1979 from the faculty of conductors, class of professor Gnedach.
Zubitsky's international career started in 1975, as he won the International Accordion Competition "Coupe Mondiale" in Helsinki, Finland. From that moment on he started performng in music halls all over the world, as a Concert Artist of the Ukrainian Concert Organization.
Zubitsky is not only a performer of world class, he is also well known as a composer, especially for his works for accordion. His compositions are frequently heard at accordion and bayan concerts as well as on competitions all over the world.
Zubitsky is also a prolific composer of orchestral, chamber, choral and theatrical works, with no less than seven symphonies and three operas. In 1985 he won the Premium Prize from UNESCO for his requiem "Sette Lacrime". In his works Zubitsky shows he is perfectly aware of past idioms, the rich tradition of the Ukrainian folk music and even jazz.
Currently Zubitsky lives and teaches in Italy. He gives many workshops, seminars and lectures. To the most important accordion competitions he is often asked as a jury member. He is also the president of the Ukrainian Accordion Association.
Zubitsky regularly performs as a soloist, as well as with his two family ensembles: The Duo Zubitsky and The Quartetto Zubitsky
Sources www. Idyllium.it,
- Karpatskaya Suite, for solo accordeon
- Children's Suite no 1
- Express Tango, for accordion, piano, violin cello and chamber orchestra
- Farewell Elegy, for accordion, flute, violin, cello, piano
- Fatum Sonata, for three accordions
- Jazz-Scherzo, fantasy for accordion on themes by Fancelli, Vlasov and Galliano
- Music at the end of the millenium, for cello, flute, piano and accordion
- Rossiniana, for accordion and orchestra of Russian folk instruments
- Omagio ad A. Piazolla, concerto for piano, accordion and folk orchestra