Oleg Tymoshenko

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Oleg Tymoshenko
Born (1932-12-04)4 December 1932
Kreminna, Ukraine
Died 20 December 2010(2010-12-20)
Switzerland
Nationality  USSR UKR
Known for
Ukrainian Order of Merit (1st degree/Cavalier)

Oleg S. Tymoshenko (Ukrainian: [ɔlɛg tɪmɔʃɛ'nkɔ]; born December 4, 1932; died December 20, 2010), was a Ukrainian choral conductor, professor, artist and academician. Tymoshenko was the honorary President of Green Cross Ukraine.[1] He was a People's Artist of Ukraine, a member of The Lviv National Academy of Arts, and a full Cavalier of the Order of Merit.[1] He was a member of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education.[1] Tymoshenko was Rector of National Music Academy of Ukraine.[2]

Biography[change | change source]

Tymoshenko was born on December 4, 1932, in Kreminna, in the Luhansk Oblast (province) of Ukraine.

Starting in 1949, he studied at Lugansk College of Music. He graduated from there in 1953. He then studied at the Kiev Conservatory, graduating in 1960.

From 1960–1963, he worked as Director and teacher at the Nikolai Leontovich Music College in Vinnytsia.

In 1963-2004 he worked at the Kiev Conservatory. His positions there included:

  • 1963–1965—Senior Lecturer
  • 1965–1983—Vice-rector for Educational
  • 1983–2004—Rector

In 1996, he was selected as a founding member of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine.

In 2000, Oleg Tymoshenko, supported by the founding president of Green Cross International (en), Mikhail Gorbachev, created a national branch of Green Cross (English name Green Cross Ukraine),[3] which he headed until 2010.

He died on December 20, 2010, in Switzerland.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Honorary President of Green Cross Ukraine". GREEN CROSS UKRAINE. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  2. "Today inaugurated a plaque Oleg S. Tymoshenko". Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  3. Green Cross Ukraine website (English)

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