Mykola Kolessa

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Mykola Kolessa
Микола Колесса
Колесса Микола Могила.jpg
Background information
Birth name Mykola Kolessa
Born December 6, 1903
Origin Lviv, Ukraine
Died June 8, 2006(2006-06-08) (aged 102)
Occupation(s) composer, conductor, professor
Instruments piano
Notable instruments

Mykola Kolessa (6 December 1903 – 8 June 2006) was a prominent Ukrainian composer and conductor, born in the village of Sambir near Lviv and died in Lviv.

His father Filaret was a prominent Ukrainian ethnomusicologist and composer and his cousin was the celebrated pianist Lubka Kolessa. He studied in Prague under Vítězslav Novák and Otakar Ostrčil, and taught at Lviv Conservatory.

His works include two symphonies (1949 and 1966), symphonic variations (1931), a 'Ukrainian Suite' (1928), all for orchestra, and 'In the Mountains' for string orchestra (1972), and a number of chamber and incidental works as well as some song cycles. His composition style was tonal and conservative and has been linkened to that of Alexander Glazunov.

As a conductor he worked with world famous ensembles like the NRCU Symphony Orchestra.[1]

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