On the Path of Farinelli

“On the Path of Farinelli “is the title of the symphonic concert of the Philharmonic, which will be held on may 16 at 8 pm. Under the conductor bat of the maestro Borjan Tsanev, the soloist will perform the famous tenor from Ukraine, Yuriy Mynenko, who will perform works by Vivaldi, Corerelli, Brossi, Gluk, Porpora, Handel together with the Orchestra of the Philharmonic.
Otherwise, the Macedonian conductor Borjan Canev, with the concert “On the Path of Farinelli”, marks 20 years since his first concert with the Philharmonic of Macedonia.

Yuriy Mynenko was born in the city of Radomyshl (Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine). In his early years he studied piano and choral conducting. Later he continued his studies at Odessa State Musical Academy named after Antonina Nezhdanova, where he studied solo singing with Associate Professor Yuriy Teterya, first as a baritone and later as a countertenor. After finishing the postgraduate course Yuriy had been teaching solo singing at the Academy since 2007 till 2010.

Yuriy had successfully participated in many international vocal competitions. In particular, he became the first Ukrainian singer and the first countertenor who reached the final of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition for all its history. Since his time as a student Yuriy actively performs in Ukraine and abroad. He participated in numerous concerts in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Israel, Greece, Bulgaria, and Russia, including concerts at the Maltese Capella and Belosselsky-Belozersky Palace in Saint Petersburg (Russia), Wigmore Hall in London (United Kingdom), and Auditorio de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela (Spain). In 2010 he made his operatic debut at the Schlosstheater Schwetzingen (Schwetzingen, Germany) as Annio in La clemenza di Tito by W. A. Mozart — the part which is quite rarely performed by countertenors due to its dramatic nature and high tessitura.

Later on Yuriy made successful appearances in such venues as Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow, Russia), Nationaltheater Mannheim (Mannheim, Germany), Oper Köln (Cologne, Germany), Staatstheater Kassel (Kassel, Germany), Theater an der Wien (Vienna, Austria), Opéra de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland), Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris, France), Opéra Royal de Versailles (Versailles, France), Opéra national de Lorraine (Nancy, France), Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria (Santander, Spain), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C., USA), Santa Fe Opera (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA), and many others.

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