Bohdan Luts, violin
Bohdan Luts, violin & Olga Sitkovetsky, piano
Helsinki Sibelius-Akatemian konserttisali, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 9
Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata for solo violin, Op. 27/3 ”Ballad” (1924)
Franz Waxman: Carmen Fantasy (1946)
Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata C Minor, Op.45/3 (1887)
Camille Saint- Saëns: Ètude en forme de valse, Op. 52/6 (1877)
Bohdan Luts came to international attention in the spring of 2022 as winner of the violin category in the Carl Nielsen International Competition in Odense where he was also the youngest competitor and winner of the Junior Jury prize. He was praised as much for his musical insight and maturity as for his intensely characterful, individual playing.
In November 2023 he won the Long-Thibaud Competition where he not only took home the 1st Grand Prize of 35.000€ , but also won all the other categories; the audience prize, the press jury prize and the Prize of the French Republican Guard Orchestra.
Bohdan Luts started playing the violin at the age of six. He first studied at the Krushelnytska Music School in Lviv and continued his studies at the Lysenko Music School in Kiev. He is currently studying at the prestigious Menuhin International Music Academy in Switzerland.