Thursday, 22 December 2011

Volodymyr Ivasyuk

On December 20th monument to Volodymyr Ivasyuk was opened in Lviv on Taras Shevchenko avenue. It's only a second monument in Ukraine, dedicated to this famous Ukrainian composer, poet, singer. The first Ivasyuk's monument is situated in his native city Kitsman in Chernivtsi region, where Volodymyr Ivasyuk was born in teacher's family on March 4th, 1949. Volodymyr Ivasyuk is author of 107 songs, 53 instrumental compositions, 2 musics for theatre's performances. He was professional violinist - studied to play on the violin during 1955-1966 in Kitsman children's musical school. He also studied to play on the piano there and could play on the guitar and on the viloncello. Volodymyr Ivasyuk gratuated Lviv Conservatory and Lviv Medical Institute. V. Ivasyuk painted pictures, enjoyed photography and cinematography too. He wrote his first song "Lullaby" in 15-year-old age! And his famousest songs "Chervona Ruta" ("Red Ruta") and "Vodohray" ("Waterfall") were the winners in the mainest songs' contest of USSR "Song-1971" and "Song-1972" in Moscow in 1971 and 1972 years accordingly.

Vasyl Zinkevych, Nazarij Yaremchuk and Volodymyr Ivasyuk and ensemble "Smerichka" perform a song "Chervona Ruta" in Moscow in 1971.

Ensemble "Smerichka" performs a song "Vodohray" in Moscow in 1972.

And here Volodymyr Ivasyuk performs his own song "I'll go in the distant mountains".

Another famous Ukrainian songs, written by V. Ivasyuk: "Fate Has Its Own Spring", "Song Will Be Between Us", "Ballade About Two Violins", "Ballade About Malvy", "I Am Your Wing", "Invite Me In The Dreams", "Hat", "Two Rings", "Uncontrolled Stream", "Love Blossoms Only One Time".

Volodymyr Ivasyuk died under strange circumstances. On April 24th, 1979 someone unknown called V. Ivasyuk, he went somewhere and didn't come back anymore. On May 18th 1979 he was found hung high on the tree in Bryukhovychi forest nearby Lviv. Who killed Ukrainian great talent Ivasyuk? Answer is unknown till nowadays.

Volodymyr Ivasyuk's monument in Lviv in the evening.

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