Volodymyr Murza | Accordion | Ukraine
Volodymyr Murza is a laureate of national and international competitions (Klingenthal, Germany, 1988), People’s Artist of Ukraine and, as a professor, heads the Department of Folk Instruments at the National Academy of Music in Odessa. He has played more than 1000 solo concerts of music of various styles and genres in Ukraine and abroad, and has also performed with symphony, chamber and folk orchestras. His concert activities have taken him to many famous concert halls around the world.
He initiated the foundation of the ensemble for folk instruments “MURZA” and the ensemble “KVINTANGO” and participated as a jury member in many national and international competitions as well as in more than 60 international festivals. Murza’s concert repertoire includes more than 250 original works and arrangements. He premiered more than 50 works by V. Vlasov, as well as D. Kosorich, A. Nazarenko, O. Polevoy, M. Imkhanitsky and others.
Volodymyr Murza’s great reputation in the accordion world is based on his teaching and artistic talent. Many graduates of his class became not only excellent teachers but also celebrated winners of international competitions.
Volodymyr Murza at Vlasov Celebration at Moldavanka
Volodymyr Murza with Trio
Volodymyr Murza with Jazz Ensemble
Volodymyr Murza Solo
Photo: Stepan Alekyan