Yurina, Ludmila

Ludmila Yurina was born in Uzyn, Ukraine,and graduated from Kiev Music College as a pianist in 1981 and from Kiev State P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatoire as a composer in 1990, completing her post-graduate studies there in 1998. She attended workshops with eminent musicians such as P-H. Dittrich, Irvine Arditti, H. Zapf, G. Stäbler, J. Durand in Rheinsberg as well as with Helmuth Lachenmann and Wolfgang Rihm in Dresden. 
In 1990–92, she was the Music Director of the theatre studios Kolo and ARS in Kiev. Since 1993, she has been a member and a coordinator of the Organizing Committee of the International Youth Music Forum in Kiev. In 1997 she was the Artistic Director of the Meta-Art Ukrainian Contemporary Art Festival in Kiev.
Since 1995, she has worked as Associate Professor of Department of composition at the National Music Academy of Ukraine specialising in composition and orchestration. She was an invited composer at the flute master-course at the Rheinsberg Music Academy in Germany in 1999, was invited to give a lecture about contemporary Ukrainian music to Rheinsberg Music Academy in 1999, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart in 2006, and to Texas Christian University in 2008 and 2011.
Yurina's creative residences include Künstlerhof Schreyahn (Germany, 1998); Experimental Electronic Music Studio of Südwestrundfunk (Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung, Freiburg, Germany, 1999); Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Research, Science and Art (Baden-Baden, Germany, 2001); Visby International Centre for composers (or VICC)(Gotland, Sweden, 2005, 2006). In 2010 she got a scholarship from Fulbright -Foundation to the Stanford University,CCRMA (USA). In 1999 her name was included in the reference book Who is Who (Delawar, USA).
She participated in numerous international festivals; her works have been performed in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France, USA, Italy, Finland, Estonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, etc. She has actively collaborated with such wellknown German performers as pianist S. Eder, cellist M. Lorenz, trombonist Dirk Amrein, C.Levine,Sinfonietta Dresden,new music ensemble XelmYa, Ensemble Timbre Actuel. Her scores also were performed by MAVerick ensemble, Symphony orchestra of Northwestern University, Trio Ravus, Edo Frenkel, Laura Ospina (USA), Borealis Brass (Canada), Pierre-Stephane Meuge (France), Ivo Nilsson (Sweden), Orchestra of Ukrainian Television and Broadcasting company, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, "Kyiv Camerata", new music ensemble "Ricochet", percussion ensemble ARS NOVA, TanzLaboratorium Dance Company, Duo Violoncelissimo, new music ensemble “Sed Contra”, Eugene Gromov (Ukraine).
Recordings of her music were produced on the CD Two Days and Two Nights of New Music: Festivals 1998–2000 and by Radio Deutsche Welle (Germany),Ukrainian Independent Radio (Chicago,USA), WPRB (Prinstone, USA),Canadian broadcasting (Edmonton) and the Ukrainian National TV and Radio Company. Her works were published by Muzychna Ukrajina Publishing House (Ukraine), Frederic Harris Music Publishing (Canada), "Furore Verlag", "Certosa Verlag"( Germany), "TEM Taukay Edition" (Italy) ,"Terem-music Verlag" ( Switzerland) and "Donemus" (Netherlands).
She is a Founder and Chairman of Association "Women in music" Ukraine (since 2002), member of the Honourable Committee "Donne in Musica" (Italy), member of the Ukrainian Composers’ Union.