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Ukraine: Yuriy Mynenko

Counter-tenor - born 1979

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and Song Prize competitor

Yuriy Mynenko studied piano and choral conducting before concentrating on singing. In 2004 he graduated from the vocal department of the AV Nezhdanova Odessa State Musical Academy, Ukraine. He continued his vocal studies there as a postgraduate, in the class of associate professor YE Teterya.

In 2001 he won the Voice of Ukraine national competition in Kiev and the International Slavic Festival in Paris. He won a special award for best counter-tenor at the Francisco Viñas International Singing Contest in Barcelona in 2003.

In 2004 he won the Grand Prix at the AB Solovyanenko International Competition, Donetsk, Ukraine; the Rimsky-Korsakov International Competition for Young Opera Singers in St Petersburg; and was a finalist and award winner at the Gmyrya International Competition in Kiev.

He was a finalist and award winner at the Dresden International Opera Competition in 2007. Yuriy has given solo concerts in countries including England, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Germany, Spain, France and Israel. In June and November this year, tours are planned in Israel and America with a solo baroque masterpieces programme.

In his spare time, Yuriy enjoys sports, cooking, reading and computer programming.

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2009: Final repertoire

  • Ombra fedele anch'io (Idaspe) - Broschi
  • Crude furie degl'orridi abissi (Serse) - Handel
  • Oh patria! ... Di tanti palpiti (Tancredi) - Rossini

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize 2009: Final repertoire

  • Intorno all'idol mio (Orontea) - Cesti
  • Mio ben ricordati - Glinka
  • Medlitel'no vlekutsja dni moji (Op 51 No 1) - Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Singing heals the aching spirit (Silent Songs) - Silvestrov
  • Farewell world, farewell earth (Silent Songs) - Silvestrov
  • Mow do mnie jezcze - Mieczysław Karłowicz
  • Non ti scordar di me - De Curtis

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2009: concert three repertoire

  • J'ai perdu mon Eurydice (Orphée et Eurydice) - Gluck
  • Va tacito e nascosto (Giulio Cesare) - Handel
  • Parto, parto (La clemenza di Tito) - Mozart

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize 2009: recital two repertoire

  • Music for a while - Purcell
  • No, no, non si speri! - Carissimi
  • Vaga luna, che inargenti - Bellini
  • La lontananza - Donizetti
  • Singing heals the aching spirit (Silent Songs) - Silvestrov
  • Farewell world, farewell earth (Silent Songs) - Silvestrov