Ukrainian pianist Konstyantyn Travinskyy has won numerous piano competitions across the globe including 1st prize at the Sorantin Music Competition, 3rd prize at the California International Young Artist Competition, 4th prize at the Valesesia-Musica International Competition (Italy) and 1st prize at the International Wideman Piano Competition in Shreveport, Louisiana.
In 2003, Konstantyn was invited to study with Vladimir Viardo, Artist-in Residence of the University of North Texas where he completed his Master's degree this May and was a recipient of both, the Isabel Sconti Award and the College of Music scholarship. In addition to his competition accomplishments, Konstantyn made his Chicago debut at the Dame Myra Hess Series which was broadcast live on the city's classical radio station, WFMT. His orchestral performances include appearances with the Domenico Cimarosa Symphony in Italy, The National Philharmonic of Ukraine, the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra and the Shreveport Symphony. After his performance with the latter The Shreveport Times stated, “He has a wonderfully precise style of fingering and approach, equally adept at capturing the drama of the work as well as its melodic content.”
Mr. Travinskyy has also been invited to perform for the Texas Conservatory for Young Artists, the Chopin Society of Mid-America in Oklahoma, the Eastfield Piano Festival in Mesquite, as well as other series in California, Mississippi and Texas.
Kontyantyn's talent continues to delight his audiences in countries such as Ukraine, Mexico, and the United States. In addition to his solo performances, Kontyantyn also enjoys collaborating with vocalists and recently toured south Texas and Mexico performing solo and with a vocal ensemble.