Havrylets′, Hanna Oleksiïvna
- Nina Sergeyevna Shurova
(b Vidiniv, Ivanofrank province, April 11, 1958). Ukrainian composer. She graduated from the Lvov Conservatory in 1982, having studied with V.V. Flys, and then took a postgraduate course with M.M. Skoryk in Kiev. In 1992 she returned to teach composition there after a period working as a reviewer. Her work is notable for its spontaneity, openness of feeling and sincere lyricism, and though stylistically traditional and chamber-like in conception, is not retrogressive. She makes use of Ukrainian folk genres in several compositions: the plach (‘lament’) is used as a basis for In memoriam, the duma for her Symphonic Poem and the kolomiyka for the Viola Sonata and the Saxophone Quartet; she herself has claimed that ‘national roots are the only stimulus for our creative fantasy’. Her natural melodic gift is evident in her many vocal works.