Uliana Zhivitckaia

Uliana Zhivitckaia

(*2000, Yekaterinburg)

1st Prize in the category Flute
The best interpretation of the obligatory composition
The Overall Winner of the competition and bearer of Helena Karásková Prize

In 2010 she became a student of the Gnessin Moscow Secondary Music School studying flute with Olga Ivusheikova. In 2014 Uliana got the title of the school's best student.

She is a Vladimir Spivakov Charity Foundation scholarship holder and performs in concerts organized by the Foundation in Russia and abroad.

Uliana has performed with Igor Lerman Chamber Orchestra, the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, State Chamber Orchestra of Abkhazia and the Galician Symphony Orchestra. She participated in master classes of the renowned flutists Shigenori Kudo, Patricia Nagle, Vincent Lucas and many others. She was happy to meet and perform on one stage with her role model Ian Clarke at the International Flute Competition in the Netherlands.

When I found out the results of the competition, I was very surprised and happy, of course. I'm so grateful for such high evaluation of my performance! It will help me to grow in the future in the sphere of art. I'm very glad to take part in Concertino Praga festival, which takes place in such a beautiful, fairy and wonderful country. I will meet great musicians, play music at concerts – all this in а new country for me – Czech Republic!Uliana Zhivitckaia

Uliana has won the Gold medal of the 13th Delphic games of Russia and Grand Prix of the 3rd Yuri Dolzhikov Moscow competition for young wind and percussion musicians and the Musical Diamond classical music competition in Moscow. She is a laureate of Gnesinfest 2014 flute competition, Nutcracker International TV competition and the International Flute Competition Stichting Nationaal Fluitconcours in the Netherlands. Besides flute, Uliana plays the harpsichord and piano, she is fond of reading, drawing, architecture and astronomy.