Ukrainian piano tradition indisputably is very old, deep and magnificent:
let us tell, that from the actual territory of Ukraine came such great
piano masters as Sviatoslav Richter,
Barrere and before all – born in Berditchev, educated in Kharkov and
Kiev – Vladimir Horowitz...
West-Ukraine, which was the truly
international “melting pot” in the late years of the XIX Century and
at the beginning of the XX Century, have lived in the Elisavetgrad and its
neighborhood such artistically important families as Szymanowski and Neuhaus; their truly
close and very often visiting this area friends, were – among others – Arthur Rubinstein and Paweł Kochanski.
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.
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
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.
Oxana Rapita takes part at numerous Music Festivals
in Ukraine and abroad, as – among others:
Contrasts, Virtuosi (Lviv)
of Saison, Music Festival (Kiev)
Days & 2 Nights (Odessa)
of Music (Cracow)
Musical meetings (Warsaw)
As a teacher, Mrs.
Oxana Rapita has been awarded with Honors at the International 'Balys
Dvarionas' Piano Teaching Competition in Vilnius (Lithuania) in 2002; she
has got a Diploma ‘Gratitude to Teacher’ in 2005 (Kiev, Ukraine).