Andriy Viytovych, Viola (UK, Ukraine)

Born in Ukraine, Andriy Viytovych graduated from the Lviv Conservatory (Ukraine) and the International Menuhin Music Academy (Switzerland). His main influences were professors Alberto Lysy and Johannes Eskaer, his teachers and colleagues in concerto and chamber music recordings.

In 1996 Andriy came to London and joined the London Symphony Orchestra as Co-principal Viola. In year 2000 he was appointed Principal Viola of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In the same year Andriy Viytovych was given a post as a viola professor at the Royal College of Music in London.

Andriy Viytovych has also played principal viola with many orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta and the London Symphony Orchestra, working with eminent conductors including Mstislav Rostropovich, Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink and Sir Georg Solti. In March 2003 by invitation of Sir Simon Rattle Andriy came to Berlin to play principal viola with the Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon.

The musician has toured as a soloist and with Europe’s famous orchestras in Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France, Ukraine, Russia, Japan, USA and Argentina as well as appearing in the Solsona International Festival (Spain), Cortona Festival (Italy) and BBC Proms in London. His repertoire includes all major viola concertos, solo recitals, recitals with piano and chamber orchestras.

Andriy’s enthusiasm for chamber music has let to collaboration with different chamber groups including Camerata Lysy Gstaad, the London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, Razumovsky Ensemble, Russian Chamber Orchestra of London and Soloists of the Royal Opera House. He is also a Principal viola of the English Sinfonia.