Natalia Khoma, cello and Volodymyr Vynnytsky, piano
Location: The Lyceum at 201 South Washington St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Natalia Khoma, a native of Lviv, Ukraine, is an internationally renowned cellist. Since winning First Prize at the Lysenko Cello Competition in Ukraine, Khoma has won top prizes at the Budapest Pablo Casals International Competition, Markneukirchen Competition in Germany, as well as First Prize at the Belgrade International Cello Competition. She was also the first and only Ukrainian cellist to become a laureate of the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Ms. Khoma has performed as a soloist with such leading ensembles as the Berlin Radio Orchestra, Moscow Radio Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukrainian National State Symphony Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble of New York City Symphony Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, and has had solo recitals in Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow), Carnegie Hall (New York), Jordan Hall (Boston), Schauspielhaus (Berlin), and many other prestigious halls across the globe.
Natalia Khoma has been hailed around the world as “technically dazzling”, “intense, brilliant, and with perfect structure”. She also has been praised for “the precision of her executions, Slavic Zen, full warm cello tone….and, what a drive!”
Internationally renowned pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky, also a native of Lviv, is laureate of the Margueritte Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris. Vynnytsky has performed with leading orchestras and appeared in solo recitals in many prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, the Phillips Gallery in Washington D.C., the Great (Bolshoi) Hall at the Moscow Conservatory, and the Theatre Champs d’Elysees, among others. He has been a guest on TV and radio in Japan and New York, including NPR.
Described by critics as possessing “incredible technique and deep musical understanding”, “The pianist is simply superb!” (American Record Guide), Volodymyr’s recent performance in Charleston, South Carolina earned him a glowing review in The Post and Courier, titled, “Ukrainian pianist delivers excellence”, in which his playing is hailed as “a grand display of skill and precision that was breathtaking”.