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Vasyl Popadiuk

(1966-01-16) January 16, 1966 (age 57)
Lviv, Ukraine

Vasyl Vasylovych Popadyuk known as Vasyl Popadiuk (born in Lviv on January 16, 1966) is a Ukrainian musician, known as the "Ukrainian Paganini", violinist, pianist, founder of the band "PapaDuke", with whom he travels the world, playing music in world music styles, Latino, gypsy, and jazz. He knows how to play 15 musical instruments, and each of the musicians in the band also plays various musical instruments. He is also a composer. He is an honored artist of Ukraine since 2009.[1]

Biography

He was born into a family of artists. His mother, Svitlana Popadyuk, is a , and his father, Vasyl Ivanovich Popadyuk (1940–1991), from the village of Myshin, Kolomiysky District, Ivano-Frankivsk region, was a famous flutist, a member of the choir named Hryhoriya Verevka, directed the "Trinity Musics".[1]

Vasyl Popadiuk studied at the Kyiv specialized music school named after Mykola Lysenko from the age of seven he was trained in classical music. Then he entered the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music of Ukraine, from where he moved to the correspondence department of the Lviv Academy of Music named after Lisenko.[2]

He completed his military service in Kyiv in the song and dance ensemble, which constantly gave concerts for the liquidators of the Chernobyl accident.[3][4] Later, doctors recommended Vasyl Popadyuk to change his place of residence in 1988 and he moved to work to Moscow. Here, in the "World Music Theater", under the direction of Volodymyr Nazarov, he managed to play ten new national instruments of the world and learned the art of reincarnation. In 1993 he returned to Kyiv, where he played in the ensemble "Hopak", collaborated with the State Gypsy Theater "Romans".[5]

Since 1997, he has lived and worked in Toronto and Ottawa. He is married to the daughter of Ukrainian politician Stepan Khmara Solomiya and has three daughters, Moryan, Sofiyka and Katrusya. The family speaks Ukrainian.[6]

In 2003, he participated in the television show "Big Musical Canadian Dream", where he competed with 15 thousand other violinists. In the final, she performed a Hutsul fantasy and took second place.[7]

In May 2022, together with his band, Papaduke gave a concert at the Zoetic Theater in Canada.[8][9]

On January 27, 2023, in the municipal auditorium "Paco de Lucía" in Alcalá de Henares offers a concert to raise funds dedicated to getting ambulances for Ukraine.[10]

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Ivano-Frankivsk

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Kyiv

Kyiv

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Mykola Lysenko

Mykola Lysenko

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Military service

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Chernobyl liquidators

Chernobyl liquidators

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Hopak

Hopak

Hopak is a Ukrainian folk dance originating as a male dance among the Zaporozhian Cossacks, but later danced by couples, male soloists, and mixed groups of dancers. It is performed most often as a solitary concert dance by amateur and professional Ukrainian dance ensembles, as well as other performers of folk dances. It has also been incorporated into larger artistic opuses such as operas, ballets and theatre.

Ottawa

Ottawa

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Hutsuls

Hutsuls

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Paco de Lucía

Paco de Lucía

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Alcalá de Henares

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Ambulance

Ambulance

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Concerts

In April 2022 he participated in a concert in Regina (Canada) at the Conexus Arts Centre to benefit the Luhansk Children's Hospital.[6]

Source: "Vasyl Popadiuk", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 26th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasyl_Popadiuk.

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References
  1. ^ a b "16 de enero – Nacimiento de Vasyl Popadyuk". ConUcrania (in Spanish). January 16, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  2. ^ "Biografía de Vasyl Popadiuk". Last.fm (in Spanish). Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  3. ^ Piñeiro, David. "Liquidadores de Chernóbyl". Una breve historia. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  4. ^ Parfitt, Tom (April 22, 2006). "Opinion remains divided over Chernobyl's true toll". The Lancet. 367 (9519): 1305–1306. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(06)68559-0. ISSN 0140-6736. PMID 16637114.
  5. ^ "Vasyl Popadiuk Papa Duke". Ethnocloud. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  6. ^ a b "Vasyl Popadiuk staging Ukraine benefit concert in Regina". leaderpost. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  7. ^ "Capital Ukrainian Festival – Vasyl Popadiuk and the Papa Duke Band". www.capitalukrainianfestival.com. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  8. ^ "UKRAINIAN BENEFIT CONCERT FEATURING VASYL POPADIUK & THE PAPA DUKE BAND (7:00PM EVENING))". Ticketleap. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  9. ^ "Children of Ukraine Benefit". Winspear Centre. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  10. ^ "Concierto benéfico del violinista Vasyl Popadiuk". ConUcrania (in Spanish). January 23, 2023. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
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