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Vasyl Barvinskyi (Composer)

Born: 20th February 1888, Ternopil, Ukraine

Died: 9th June 1963, Lviv, Ukraine

Nationality: Ukrainian

Vasyl Oleksandrovych Barvinsky (Ukrainian: Василь Олександрович Барвінський) was a Ukrainian composer, pianist, conductor, teacher, musicologist, and music related social figure.

Barvinsky was one of the first Ukrainian composers to gain worldwide recognition. His pieces were published not only in the Soviet Union, but also in Vienna, Leipzig, New York (Universal Edition), and Japan. Barvinsky directed a post-secondary musical institution in the city of Lviv (1915-1948) the Lysenko Higher Institute of Music, and was considered to be the head of musical life at the time.

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