Vasyl Kotys was born in 1984 in Ukraine. Beginning at age seven, he studied at the Zolochiv Music School, in the class of Ludmyla Hryhorovych, then at S. Krushelnytska Music Special School in Lviv,Ukraine in the class of Prof. Maria Krushelnytska. He is currently a student at Hochschule fur Musik und Theater working with Prof. Matthias Kirschnereit.
He has won 2nd Prize in the” Mendelsohn Preis” (Berlin, 2010) Competition for Cello and Piano, 2nd Prize at the Horowitz International Piano Competition (Kyiv, 2010), and 2nd Prize as well as the Scriabin Prize at the Scriabin International Piano Competition (Grosseto, 2013), 1st Prize in the “Citta di San Dona di Piave” (Venice, 2016) International Piano Competition, 1st Prize ” Nuova Coppa Pianisti” (Osimo, 2016), 2nd Prize International Baltic Piano Competition (Gdansk , 2016), 1st Prize in the ” La Palma D’Oro” Concorso Pianistico Internazionale ( San Benedetto del Tronto ,2017), 1st Prize Verona International Piano Competition ( Verona, Italy, 2017).
He has performed solo recitals in the major music centers of Ukraine, Germany, USA , Holland, Poland, Italy ,Spain and Croatia.
He has participated in international festivals such as GezeitenKonzerte (Germany), Peter de Grote Festival (Holland), and Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern (Germany).
He has performed with numerous orchestras including the Bremer Philharmoniker, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra National Odessa Philharmonic, Symphonic Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Norddeutschen Philharmonie, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Sopot, and Theater Vorpommern Philhamoniesches Orchester under conductors such as Hobart Earl, Niklas Willen, Nicholas Milton, James Feddeck, Mykola Dyadyura, Wojciech Rajski…
Many of his concerts have been recorded by radio stations such as the NDR Kultur, Deutschlandradio Kultur, RTBF Belgique among others
Franz Schubert (1797–1828) Sonata in A Minor, D. 784
I. Allegro giusto
III. Allegro vivace
Der Mueller und der Bach
Gretchen am Spinnrade
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Transcendental Etude No. 12 “Chasse-neige”
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata in D Minor, K. 213
Sonata in D Minor, K. 141
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Gaspard de la nuit
Franz Schubert (1797–1828) Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960
I. Molto moderato
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace con delicatezza – Trio
IV. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto
CHAMBER MUSIC ROUND
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Nine variations on a minuet by Duport, K. 537
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943) Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42
Anton Arensky (1861-1906) Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 32
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo. Allegro molto
III. Elegia. Adagio
IV. Finale. Allegro non troppo
Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953) Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
I. Andante – Allegro
II. Tema con variazioni
III. Allegro, ma non troppo