Kyrylina, Iryna Yakovlevna
- Nina Sergeyevna Shurova
(b Dresden, March 23, 1955). Ukrainian composer. She graduated from Dremlyuga's class at the Kiev Conservatory in 1977. Her work follows two distinct directions, namely variety and concert music. Among the first in Ukraine to write cycles for voice and orchestra, she has been influenced by Stravinsky's Pribautki, Ukrainian song, variety music and the post-Webern avant garde, and has produced works notable for the freshness of emotion and diversity of genre. The delicacy of her orchestral writing reflects her essential identity as a miniaturist who is drawn to chamber forces and the conception of sound in terms of resonance. Her popularity as a composer for the variety stage is established in the Ukraine and abroad; the attractive melodic qualities of her well-known songs are in many ways apparent in her more complex concert works, although it is only one of the areas which the two sides of her work share in common....