Myroslav Skoryk (1938–2020)
June 2, 2020
All at Naxos were sad to note the passing on 1 June of the Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk.
Born in Lviv in 1938, Myroslav Skoryk graduated from the Lviv Conservatory as a composer and musicologist before studying at the graduate school of the Moscow Conservatory in the class taught by Dmitry Kabalevsky. Throughout his career he taught and influenced many famous Ukrainian composers and was subsequently recognised with the titles of People’s Artist of Ukraine, Chevalier of the Order of Merit, and Hero of Ukraine.
Myroslav Skoryk leaves behind an extensive catalogue of works in all genres. His numerous concertos include nine for violin, three for piano, two for cello, one for viola and one for oboe. A number of these are represented on three recordings in the Naxos catalogue, in which the composer was acknowledged as “a distinctive voice” (Infodad.com) who produced “works full of strong, idiomatic writing” (The Whole Note) that are “effective, varied and truly remarkable.” (Pizzicato)
We share the sadness of his passing with his family, friends and beneficiaries of his music.