The Ukrainian piano traditions are
indisputably great: let us maintain that from the actual Ukraine's territory
came such piano masters as Sviatoslav
Barrere and before all – born in Berditchev, educated in Kharkov and
Kiev – Vladimir Horowitz...
In the West-Ukraine in the late years
of the XIX Century and at the beginning of the XX Century have lived in Elisavetgrad and creatively
worked such famous families as Szymanowski
and Neuhaus; their
truly close friends were Arthur
Rubinstein and Paweł Kochanski.
Mrs. Oxana Rapita belongs to this great
tradition; she studied and graduated from the 'M. Lysenko' State
Conservatory of Music in Lviv (Ukraine) under Prof. Lydia Krykh.
Postgraduate studies she has completed in the 'Gnesine'
Musical-Pedagogic Institute in Moscow under Prof. Alexandr Alexandrov.
Since 1990 Mrs. Oxana Rapita works at
the Piano Chair of the 'M. Lysenko' State Academy of Music in Lviv
(Ukraine); from 1994 as well she guides the piano class in the 'S.
Krushelnitska' Special Music School in Lviv (a School for the
especially talented youth).
Among Mrs. Rapita's students
are numerous laureates of international and domestic (Ukrainian) piano competitions;
many of her former students continue the postgraduate studies, after
others, in Germany and Poland.
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Mrs. Oxana Rapita has been awarded with many Honors
as a pianist as well as a teacher: she is a Laureate of the Ukrainian 'M.
Lysenko' Piano Competition in 1984 and got the Diploma at the
International Piano Competition 'Paloma O'Shea' in Santander (Spain)
in 1990; in 1993 she achieved the Laureate Honors at International Chamber
Music Competition (Kiev, Ukraine).
Mrs. Oxana Rapita regularly gives concerts and
recitals in Ukraine as well as in Poland, Switzerland, Germany and in
Belgium. In May 2005 in the famous Concert Studio S-1 of the Polish State
Radio she realized the archive recording of the 3rd Piano
concerto of the modern Polish composer, A.
Mrs. Oxana Rapita takes part at numerous Music
Festivals in Ukraine and abroad, as – among others:
- Contrasts, Virtuosi (Lviv)
- Premieres of Saison, Music Festival (Kiev)
- 2 Days & 2 Nights (Odessa)
- Days of Music (Cracow)
- Musical meetings (Warsaw)
As a teacher, Mrs. Oxana
Rapita has been awarded with Honors at the International 'Balys Dvarionas' Competition
in Vilnius (Lithuania) in 2002; she has got a Diploma Gratitude to Teacher
in 2005 (Kiev, Ukraine).