Solomia Soroka

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Ukrainian-American violinist. Solomia Soroka, born in L’viv, Ukraine, made her solo debut at age 10, playing with the L’viv Philharmonic Orchestra. Her playing combines the powerful background of the Ukrainian system with a passionate exploration of lesser played music, especially American and Ukrainian.

She has appeared as soloist and as chamber musician at concerts and festivals in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Ukraine, USA, Canada, China, Korea, and Taiwan. She has performed with orchestras in Ukraine, Australia, and the United States. She has performed premieres of a number of important contemporary Ukrainian compositions for violin, including works by Borys Lyatoshynsky, Myroslav Skoryk and Yevhen Stankovych.

Since her United States debut in 1997, she has performed throughout the United States and has toured and recorded extensively with her husband, the pianist Arthur Greene. Their Naxos recording of Four Violin Sonatas by William Bolcom was selected as Recording of the Month with the highest ranking for both artistry and sound quality by Classics Today, and received reviews in various distinguished journals. Their recording of the violin sonatas of Nikolai Roslavets, also for Naxos, has received international attention.

For the past seven years Soroka has been recording for Toccata Records, based in London, where she made six premier recordings, of music by American composer Arthur Hartmann, Ukrainian Myroslav Skoryk, Mykola Lysenko, and Yevhen Stankovych, and Nazi camp survivors and composers Leone Sinigaglia and Bernhard Sekles.

Solomia Soroka is currently a violin professor at Goshen College, Indiana, and is on the faculty of Music Fest in Perugia, Italy. Ms. Soroka has taught at the Castleman Quartet Program, Pilsen Summer Academy, and Schlern Music Festival. She is active giving masterclasses in her native Ukraine, USA, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Czech Republic, and Italy.

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