Ukrainian born violinist Solomia Gorokhivska is a soloist and a chamber musician. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. Dr. Gorokhivska brings her passionate virtuoso violin, and her expressive singing to the ensemble. She captures and expresses the personality of each song. She is an International laureate award recipient in classical and folk music performance. Dr. Gorokhivska toured internationally, including Ukraine, Germany, Russia, Poland, Serbia, China and the USA. She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from Ternopil State College of Music and her Master Degree at Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine. In addition, she received her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Cultural Studies from the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Ukraine. From 2006-2010 she was a musicologist, journalist, author, and senior editor for the TV program “Alone With Music” on the National Broadcast Company of Ukraine. Dr. Gorokhivska participates in many classical, jazz, folk, and contemporary music projects around the world, and brings this wealth of experience to collaborate with other professional artists.
Dr. Andrei Pidkivka earned Bachelor and Master degrees from Lviv State College and Music Academy in Ukraine. He holds a Doctorate of Music Arts Degree from Michigan State University, USA. His extensive collection of world flutes, from archaic to modern encompass a wealth of knowledge and great possibilities. In Dr. Pidkivka’s twenty five year journey of musical growth his world flutes have found a way into modern symphonic compositions, theatrical performances, ballet, and movie scores. Performances as a soloist and a guest musician include the Columbus Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, and Pittsburgh Symphony. Andrei Pidkivka has been critically acclaimed as a preeminent performer, teacher, and maker of a variety of folk flutes of his native Ukraine, whose sounds attracted listeners and educational workshops across the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. The Pan-Flute, the Turkish Ney and the Ukrainian Sopilka were used in symphonic performances of the Lord of The Rings, and the Seattle Times wrote, “Andrei Pidkivka owned the spotlight…Close your eyes and you’re in The Shire”. The Washington Post wrote “Andrei Pidkivka … was most winning playing plaintive melodies on the naj, or pan flute, and the tylynka, a long, slender shepherd’s flute with no finger holes”. Dr. Pidkivka presented lectures-workshops and performances at: the Kennedy Center for the Arts, Metropolitan Museum of the Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, Severance Hall, the National Folk Alliance Conference, National Flute Association Conventions in the U.S. He was interviewed by the Voices of America Network for broadcast in Ukraine, and the National Public Radio and TV affiliate of the PBS in Cleveland.