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Markiw, Victor (full)
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    Victor Markiw was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and earned his Bachelor of Music, Master of Fine Arts, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Hartt School of Music, SUNY Purchase, and the University of Connecticut, respectively. He has studied under a number of internationally-renowned pianists including Paul Rutman, Peter Pertis, Luiz de Moura Castro, Paul Ostrovsky, Volodymyr Vynnytsky, Vladimir Feltsman, and Neal Larrabee. Dr. Markiw’s teaching career includes the University of Connecticut, Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Ukraine, the Lysenko Music Academy in Lviv, Ukraine and the University of New Haven, where he is a current faculty member. In 2010, Dr. Markiw published “The Life and Solo Piano Works of the Ukrainian Composer Myroslav Skoyk” (Edwin Mellen Press).

    Having performed throughout the United States and abroad, Dr. Markiw continues to be a sought-after recitalist and chamber musician and has collaborated with soprano Jennifer Litwin to produce the 2010 CD, The Litwin-Markiw Duo. In 2013, Dr. Markiw released a solo CD project to critical acclaim featuring works by Skoryk, Villa-lobos and Mompou. Dr. Markiw is currently teaching, performing and researching as a US Fulbright Scholar in Lviv, Ukraine.


    College Music Society

    Music Teachers National Association/Connecticut Music Teachers Association

    Shevchenko Scientific Society

    New England Conference of Music Theorists



    D.M.A., University of Connecticut
    M.F.A., State University of New York at Purchase
    B.M., Hartt School of Music 

    Select Publications


    The Life and Solo Piano Works of the Ukrainian Composer Myroslav Skoryk. Published by Edwin Mellen Press, 2010

    CD Recordings:

    Litwin-Markiw Duo. Works by Bernstein, Copland, Debussy, Liszt, Obradors, Rachmaninoff and Schubert. CDBABY, 2010

    Solo piano recording: Victor Markiw, Piano. Works by Skoryk, Mompou and Villa-lobos CDBABY, 2013

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    Concert reviews published in The Ukrainian Weekly and the UNH Charger Bulletin:

    • CD Review: Natalya Shkoda, piano Kosenko Eleven Etudes in the Form of Old Dances Op. 18 Ukrainian Weekly September, 2007
    • Concert Review: Vienna Piano Trio, October 7, 2007
    • Concert Review: MA’ ALOT Wind Quintet, November 17, 2007
    • Concert Review: Music of Valentyn Silvestrov, December 8, 2007
    • Concert Review: Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv, March 21, 2009
    • CD Review: Natalya Shkoda, piano Kosenko Complete Piano Sonatas Ukrainian Weekly February, 2012
    • Concert Review: Terrence Fay (voice & trombone, and José García-León, piano) Charger Bulletin, March 21, 2012
    • Concert Review: José García-León, piano Music by Beethoven, Brahms and Mussorgsky Charger Bulletin, April 25, 2012
    • Concert Opera Review: Virko Baley’s opera “Holodomor. Red Earth. Hunger” (New York City Premiere) Ukrainian Weekly March 3, 2013


    Hartford Woman’s Music Club Grant for research on Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk

    Shevchenko Scientific Society Grant for solo CD recording including works of Myroslav Skoryk

    US Fulbright Scholar Grant in teaching performance and research at Ivan Franko University and Lysenko Academy of Music Lviv, Ukraine (2013-15 academic years)


    University of New Haven Experiential Education Award, May 1, 2012


    Jurist for Bridgeport Symphony Concerto Competition – Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2002

    Jurist for Ukrainian National Concourse for Young Instrumentalists, Dance and Choreography – Simferopol, Ukraine, February 8-10, 2014

    Conference Presentations and Invited Lectures

    • College Music Society Regional Conference, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -- Poster presentation: “Myroslav Skoryk: Life and Solo Piano Works,” March 3-5, 2008
    • Shevchenko Scientific Society, New York City, lecture and performance: “Quotation and Cross-Reference in Myroslav Skoryk’s Partita No. 5,” November 1, 2008
    • Presentations on 20th Century Music: Ashlar Village, Hamden, Connecticut, July 2009
    • Participant: First Year Experience Conference, Denver, Colorado, February 13-16, 2010
    • Presentation on First Year Retention, University of New Haven College of Arts & Sciences adjunct faculty dinner, February 24, 2010
    • Solo piano performance at the College Music Society South Central Regional Conference at The University of Texas-San Antonio, Texas March 11-13, 2010
    • Lectures on American Popular Music: Crimean University of Culture, Arts and Tourism Simferopol, Ukraine, February 7-13, 2014
    • Lectured at Lviv State University of Life Safety: “Precursors to Rock and Roll” Lviv, Ukraine, March 31, 2014
    • Presentation at II International Symposium “Modern Language & Literature: Current Trends In American and British Studies. Celebrating Diversity” - The Department of Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics of the National Aviation University Kyiv, Ukraine, April 9-11, 2014

    Study Abroad Teaching Experience

    • Selected to teach music and criminal justice majors for semester study abroad in Seville, Spain, Fall Semester, 2011
    • Selected to teach music for semester study abroad at the UNH International Campus in Prato, Italy, Spring Semester 2013