Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv has quickly earned a reputation for performing with “distinctive charm and subtle profundity” (Daily Freeman, New York) and a “crystal clear and noble sound” (Culture and Life, Ukraine). Known for her work as a soloist and chamber musician, she regularly appears on solo concert series in North America, Europe, and Asia, and has been featured at prestigious chamber music festivals including Tanglewood, Ottawa Chamberfest, and Newport Music Festival. Her performances are often broadcast on National Public Radio, Voice of America Radio, WRTI, KUNR, Ukrainian National Radio and Television, and Chinese Hunan Television.
The 2016-2017 season will include solo appearances with Pioneer Valley Symphony, University of Connecticut and Brown University Orchestras, Symphony City Orchestra of Virginia Beach, Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, and University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble, as well as solo recitals and chamber concerts at Nevada Chamber Music Festival, San Jose Chamber Music Society, Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Concert Hall, Field Curtis Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, Esber Hall at Pennsylvania State University and Old First Concerts in San Francisco. Recent past concert seasons featured Ms. Ivakhiv with the Istanbul State Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Lviv Philharmonic, Kyiv Camerata and performing at Merkin Concert Hall, the Italian Academy, Carnegie Hall, CBC Glenn Gould Studio, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Pickman Hall in Cambridge, Piano Forte Foundation in Chicago, the Virtuosi Festival, Syrinx Concert Series in Toronto, St. Sophia Cathedral and Tchaikovsky Hall in Kyiv.
Ms. Ivakhiv’s debut solo album, Ukraine: Journey to Freedom – A Century of Classical Music for Violin and Piano, recorded with Ukrainian pianist Angelina Gadeliya, released on Labor Records (NAXOS) on February 12, 2016, and was featured in the Top 5 New Classical Releases on the iTunes billboard. Recent performances featuring music from the CD have been held and well received in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Denver. “The superlative and consummate artistry of Ivakhiv and Gadeliya is a wonder to behold, and these two women must be considered major artists of our time. ” (David DeBoor Canfield, Fanfare Magazine).
In North America, Ms. Ivakhiv has performed solo recitals at CBC Glenn Gould Studio, the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, the Kiawah Arts Series, and Embassy Series, in addition to solo