Mykola Hobdych

Mykola Hobdych

All-Ukrainian Choral Society named after M. Leontovych

Mykola Hobdych – Founder and Conductor of the Kyiv Chamber Choir – was born in 1961, in the Carpathian town of Bytkiv.

He attended the Drohobych Music Institute, where he specialized in accordion and conducting. He then moved to Kyiv to continue his studies in conducting at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. While enrolled there, he became Choirmaster of the Revutsky National Men’s Choir in 1983. He was Conductor of Capella Dumka from 1984 to 1990.

In 1990, Mykola Hobdych founded the Kyiv Chamber Choir and remains Conductor. From 1996 until 2010, he also served as Director of the Golden-Domed Kyiv Music Festival.

He is an expert in Ukrainian music from the 16th to 21th centuries and has worked tirelessly to preserve and promote it.

He initiated a program to research and transcribe Ukrainian scores that had been banned, lost or were no longer in print. He also established a music library where extensive Ukrainian choral works, which had never before been recorded, are now available.

Mykola Hobdych is a laureate of five competitions and a frequent juror at competitions in many countries. As Conductor, he has recorded 50 CDs ad performed over 1600 live concerts with the Kyiv Chamber Choir.  

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