May 27th - 29th

Galway Early Music Festival

Musica et Scientia

Wolodymyr Smishkewych

Artist Biography

Wolodymyr “Vlad” Smishkewych (tenor) has performed with artists as diverse as Sequentia, Theatre of Voices, Carlos Nuñez, Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI, The Harp Consort, Ars Nova Copenhagen, and Ensemble Dialogos. On the opera and concert stage he has performed as soloist under directors such as Christophe Rousset, Peter Sellars, Albert Takazauckas, Gary Thor Wedow and Andrew Lawrence-King. Vlad has recorded for Sony/BMG, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, Norton, and Focus Records. He holds the Doctor of Music in Voice Performance from Indiana University, and has lectured and taught masterclasses and performance programmes at universities in the USA, South America, Canada, and Europe. His passion for writing and creating audio and video about music, culture, and nature, brought him to Spain as a Fulbright Fellow in 2005. In 2011 he moved to Ireland to become director of the MA in Ritual Song and Chant at the University of Limerick, Ireland, where he taught until 2014. He then returned to performing and to the world of audio broadcasting and film, in 2015 joining Ireland’s RTÉ lyric fm as an announcer and programme writer, and as the host of Ireland’s weekly early music programme, Vox Nostra. He is a co-founder of H.I.P.S.T.E.R., an acronym for Historically Informed Performance Series, Teaching, Education and Research.

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