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Svitlana Shabaltina/


Svitlana Shabaltina was born in Kyiv. Graduated from Gnesins Musical Pedagogical Institute, Piano department (Moscow) and post-graduated at the same institute.

Prominent professor Boris Zemlianski influenced the future of her creative personality very much. In 1990-1992 had probation period at Krakow Musical Academy with well-known harpsichordist Elzbieta Stefanska. Svitlana gives concerts as a soloist and with different chamber ensembles, she has given concerts in Great Britain, USA, Holland, Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Turkey.

She has also taken part at numerous festivals of modern and early music in Ukraine and abroad. Among them: International festival and congress «Musica Antiqua Europae Orientalis», «Dni Bachowski» (Poland), «Cembalissimo» (Hungary), «Bach readings» and «Five evenings of harpsichord» (Russia), Festival clavicembalistico «WANDA LANDOWSKA» (Italy), different festivals of early music in Ukraine.

In 1995 Svitlana Shabaltina founded the first in Ukraine class of harpsichord at National Music Academy of Ukraine (Kyiv). She has been a professor of early music chair at the Academy since 2000. Students of her class have won diplomas and other awards of different international competitions.

Svitlana Shabaltina played first night performances of solo and chamber pieces of modern Ukrainian composers, recorded several CDs, such as 2 albums from the series «Ukrainian performers» (piano), «Ukrainian and Russian music of XVI-XVIII centuries» (harpsichord), «8-years W. A. Mozart music» (with eminent Ukrainian flutist O. Koudriashov).

She is a member of the jury at International harpsichord competition in Ruvo di Puglia (Italy) and chair of the jury at Harpsichord competition in Kyiv (Ukraine). She is the author of many articles published in special magazines of Early Music and of the book “Harpsichord through centuries” (2013). She also gives master-classes and lectures in Ukraine, Russia, Poland and Turkey.

Svitlana Shabaltina is the member of Société Européenne de Culture (Venice). Her name is mentioned in the dictionary «International Who’s Who in Music and Musicians’ Directory (In the Classical and Light Classical Fields)» Volume One 2000/2001 Seventeenth Edition.

Residence project:

Their project consists of 5 concerts, which programs are made around harpsichord music of different styles, types and centuries. They would like to present Ukrainian and European music played by Ukrainian musicians at European stage.