Violinist Bohdan Luts
Bohdan Luts was born in Lviv in 2004. He studied at the Kyiv State Music Lyceum in the class of Olga Korinets and at the Lviv State Music Lyceum in the class of Maria Futorska. He is currently a student at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland in the class of Oleg Kaskiv, Guillaume Chilemme and Renaud Capuçon, and regularly participates in master classes of famous musicians and teachers such as Gabor Takacz-Nagy, Liviu Prunaru, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Pablo de Naverán, Ivan Vukčević, Jean-Jacques Kantorow and others.
Bohdan has won numerous prizes at international competitions. He was awarded the Grand Prix and First Prize at the International Competition "Lviv Virtuoso" and at the International Competition of Bohdan Varhal "Talents for Europe" in Slovakia and won First prizes and four special awards at both the III and V International Competition of Young Violinists "I will be a virtuoso" (Poland). In 2015 he won the Second prize at the XVII Kocian International Violin Competition in Czech Republic and in 2017 the Third prize at the X Arthur Grumiaux International Violin Competition in Belgium.
One year later he won the Second prize at the International Competition “Il piccolo violino magico” in Italy. In 2021, he won the Third prize at the Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy, 2021). And in 2022, at the age of 17, he won the First Prize at the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Competition in Denmark and the First Prize, as well as the Audience Award, at the 2nd Alberto Lysy International Violin Competition in Gstaad.
He has played concerts in countries such as Switzerland, Denmark, France, Slovakia, Poland, Italy and Ukraine and participated in international festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival or the Bellerive Music Festival (France). He performed as a soloist with the Košice Symphony Orchestra (Slovakia), the Copenhagen Philarmonic, Odense Symphony Orchestra , the Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Lviv Virtuosos Chamber Orchestra, the Trembita Chamber Orchestra, the INSO-Lviv Symphony Orchestra, the Kyiv Chamber National Soloists' Ensemble and others. He played with such conductors as Michel Plasson, Anna-Maria Helsing, Taras Krysa, Yaroslav Shemet, Jurek Dybal, Jean Jacques Kantorow, among others.
Currently, Bohdan has signed a 2-year contract with the “ Nordic Artists” management. Forthcoming projects include a solo recording with the Odense Symphony Orchestra for Orchid Classics and solo appearances with top Nordic orchestras.