Soloist, Concertmaster TOBS, violin teacher
Vladyslava Luchenko was born in Kyiv in 1988. At the age of five, she began her music education, starting with the piano and later switching to the violin. From the age of six, she studied at the Kyiv Specialized Music Boarding School named after M.V. Lysenko in the classes of O. Buludiyan and later Y. Rivnyak. During her school years, she achieved significant success, including winning the International Youth Violin Competition named after Ya. Kosiyan in the Czech Republic in 1997, the Fourth Prize at the Kloster-Schöntal International Competition in Germany in 1998, the Second Prize at the Bogodar Kotorovych Competition in Kharkiv in 1999, and laureate titles at chamber music competitions in Novomoskovsk (Russia) and Vorzel (Ukraine).
At the same time, Vladyslava Luchenko gave her first solo concert at the Column Hall of M. Lysenko Kyiv National Philharmonic, performed as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the Radio-Symphony Orchestra, collaborated with renowned conductors V. Sirenko, A. Vlasenko, V. Zdorenko, and embarked on an active international touring career in Switzerland, Poland, and Spain. During that time, Vladyslava also collaborated with the V. Spivakov Foundation.
From 2006 to 2012, she studied at the Zurich University of the Arts under the guidance of the renowned professor Zakhar Bron. During her studies, Vladyslava received scholarships from various artistic foundations and participated in international competitions, including the A. Postacchini International Competition in Fermo, Italy, where she received the Third (2009) and Second (2010) Prizes, and the Rahn Music Fund Competition for String Instrument Performers in Zurich, Switzerland, where she won the First Prize in 2010. In the same year, she became the actual winner of the prestigious Tibor Varga Competition in Switzerland, receiving the Second Prize (the first prize was not awarded), the Audience Sympathy Prize, and the Prize for the best performance of a compulsory work by B. Bartók.
During her studies in Zurich, Vladyslava Luchenko actively performed as part of various chamber ensembles and appeared as a soloist with symphony orchestras. After receiving her Soloist Diploma in 2012, she continued her studies at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin in the class of Prof. Stefan Picard.
In 2013, in Lugano, Switzerland, Vladyslava won the Rotary Club Prize.
From 2014 to 2018, Vladyslava studied in the Artist Diploma Program for Soloists at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, where she was mentored by the outstanding contemporary musician, violinist, and conductor Augustin Dumay. During her time in Belgium, Vladyslava had the opportunity to collaborate with notable musicians such as G. J. Kantorow, Frank Braley, Miguel Da Silva, and others. She extensively performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Italian Virtuosi Orchestra, Royal Walloon Chamber Orchestra, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, with whom she recorded her debut album. Vladyslava also made several recordings for Outher Records, including works by E. Lalo (2015), an album "anthology of E. Ysaÿe", and the CD "Mozart's Double Concertos Live."
The album "Prògetto Italiano" for Claves Records, performed in a duet with the brilliant pianist of Ukrainian origin, Chrystia Hudziy, has become Vladyslava’s signature and showcased the finest facets of her performance mastery. Since 2018, Vladyslava has been the concertmaster of the Biel/Solothurn Orchestra in Switzerland.
Her creative portfolio currently includes numerous performances with orchestras, participation in international chamber music festivals, tours in China, India, Puerto Rico, Poland, Estonia, and other European countries. With the onset of the full-scale war by Russia against Ukraine, Vladyslava, as a musician, expresses her civic stance through numerous charity concerts, the performance of works by Ukrainian composers, and collaboration with Ukrainian musicians and ensembles. The culmination of such collaboration in 2023 was a two-month tour by Vladyslava as a soloist with the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Theodore Kuchar, in the United States of America.
Vladyslava plays a Francesco Gobetti violin from 1710.