Alla Zagaykevych :composer; performance artist; musicologist


Alla Zahaikevych or Zagaykevych (December 17, 1966) is a Ukrainian composer of contemporary classical music, performance artist, organiser of electroacoustic music projects, musicologist.

She graduated from Kiev State P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatory (now National Music Academy of Ukraine), the class of composition and orchestration of Professor Yu. Ischenko (1990). In 1993-1994 she made her postgraduate studies in music theory with Professor I. P’jaskovsky and in composition with Professor Yu. Ischenko. In 1995-1996 she attended annual course for composition and musical informatics at the IRCAM (Paris, France. In 1986-1999 she was a member of the folklore Ensemble “Drevo” of the National Music Academy of Ukraine, Director Ye. Yefremov, where she investigated Ukrainian authentic singing and participated in numerous folkloric expeditions, conferences, festivals.

Since 1998 she is a lecturer at the Music Information Technologies’ Department of the National Music Academy of Ukraine (Kiev), where she founded the Electronic Music Studio (supported by International Renaissance Foundation).

List of Zagaykevych’s works include symphonic, instrumental and vocal chamber music, electro-acoustic compositions, multi-media installations and performances, chamber opera, music for films.

A recording of her electro-acoustical works is available, Nord/Ouest.

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