Denys Lytvynenko (Ukraine, Lviv) – cellist, composer, principal cellist in Lviv Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, cellist of Phoenix String Quartet, he gives recitals as soloist and chamber musician in Ukraine and abroad.
Denis studied at the Lviv Specialized Music School (1992-2003) under Eugene Spitzer and Nadia Kvyk before graduating in 2008 from Lviv National Music Academy named after M. Lysenko, where he studied under Yurij Lanyuk. Started his concert life being a student; he is recipient of many awards, such as First prize at Ukrainian National Cello and Viola Competition (Lviv, Ukraine), Second Prize at Ukrainian National Competition of chamber orchestras and quartets; participant of international master-classes (Tomas Stral) and festivals.
During years of study he started his work at Lviv National Philharmonic, soon he became a principal cellist at K&K Philharmoniker Orchestra (Ukraine), performed with orchestras in such countries as German, Austria, Netherland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Poland and other. From 2014 Denys is a principal cellist of Lviv National Philharmony Symphony Orchestra
Denys collaborated with such conductors as Illya Stupel, George Kugi, Theodor Kuchar, Fedir Glushenko, Misha Katz, Volodymyr Sirenko, Shungo Moriama and other.
As part of Phoenix String Quartet Denys appears in different multicultural projects, charity events and important international festivals (in such countries as USA, Japan, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Estonia and other). Very important part of their work is to popularise Ukrainian music , to bring a new life and rediscover works by Ukrainian composers.
Denys recorded around one hundred of solo and chamber pieces by contemporary composers in collaboration with KLK New Music. He has also released recordings on the Aldebaran Edition and has premiered many new works of modern composers.