Soprano Іnna Galatenko is a soloist with the National Ensemble ‘Kyivska kamerata’. Her wide vocal range, subtle sense of artistic style and powerful stage energy have allowed her to perform music of different styles and eras.
In 2003, she made the first recording in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, gave Russian and Ukrainian premieres of Denisov’s largescale song cycle На Снежном Костре (‘On the Snow-Fire’), and the Ukrainian premiere of Volkonsky’s Wandering Concerto. Galatenko has performed in the Ukraine, Germany, France, Austria, the US, Lithuania, China and Switzerland.
Over the last 15 years Valentin Silvestrov has written all his vocal works specifically for her voice, and she was highly praised by the Austrian press for her performances of his songs at the Austrian festival Klangspuren Schwaz Tirol (‘Tone-Routes at Schwaz in the Tirol’). The composer himself says about her: ‘Inna has a wonderful, fresh voice. But in my music there is nowhere to show it because I am always asking to sing ‘sotto voce’. And she is one of the few who can find a compromise between her own nature and the requirements of the composer.’