About TOV:

Wolodymyr Smishkewych, tenor

Spanish-Ukrainian tenor Wolodymyr Smishkewych is a native of New Jersey, USA. He has specialized in medieval song, chant, and new music since the 1990s. He received his training in voice performance from Rutgers University (BM 95, MM 98) and is currently a candidate for the doctorate in voice performance from Indiana University. A sought-after pedagogue in medieval, contemporary, and world vocal music, he has lectured at universities in the United States, South America, Canada, and Europe.

He recently joined the faculty of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, Ireland as director of the MA in Ritual Song and Chant.

He is a member of Sequentia Ensemble for Medieval Music and of Paul Hillier’s Theatre of Voices. He has also worked as an ensemble singer and soloist with Ars Nova Copenhagen, and in October 2011 he sang the title role in the medieval opera, Ludus Danieles under the direction of Andrew Lawrence-King. Wolodymyr Smishkewych has performed at major festivals through Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, and South America including BBC Proms, Regensberg Tage Alter Musik, Festival Cervantino, Edinburgh Festival, and the early music festivals of Boston, Barcelona, Utrecht, and Berkeley. He has recorded for Sony/BMG, Harmonia Mundi USA, ExCathedra, and Focus records. Active as a researcher as well as a performer, he writes, records, and creates video about singing, ethnomusicology, instrument building and organology, and music & nature. He lives in Ireland with his partner, historical keyboardist Yonit Kosovske, and their three children.

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