Volodymyr Slakva

pianist Volodymyr Slakva

Presently Volodymyr lives, teaches and gives concerts in Sweden.

In 2019 he created and organized the first PianoArt International Online Competition. The success of that competition challenged him to expend and improve it for 2020. He has enjoyed warm and friendly cooperation with well – known pianists from various countries around the world. His associating with such a talented group of artists has inspired him to continue developing the opportunities for amateur and professional musicians.

Over the past decade Volodymyr has built up his PianoArt YouTube channel. On this there are over two hundred educational lessons to assist both the amateur and well – seasoned artist for enhancement of their piano playing skills for personal and public performances. Many participants of the PianoArt competition became aware of this competition via the PianoArt YouTube channel. Besides this he has given concerts in philharmonic halls throughout Ukraine and some other European countries.

In 2010 he completed his professional education at National Music Academy of Ukraine with post graduated diploma specializing in “Chamber Ensemble”. Prior to this he attained the concert pianist diploma from the same Academy.

While studying at the Academy in Ukraine he went to Mexico to take master – classes with the famous modern pianist, conductor, teacher and composer professor Anatoly Zatin.

After completion of the course he returned to the National Music Academy of Ukraine to study under Professor Valerii Kozlov. He also took lessons from the famous modern pianists Vadim Rudenko and Yakov Kasman. He performed many concerts both as a solo pianist and with an orchestra.

In 2002 Volodymyr graduated from the Central Music School of Kharkiv. He learned from head teacher Svetlana Zakharova. He attained International recognition twice at Prokofiev International competition in Donetzk, Ukraine and IBLA Grand Prize International competition in Raguza, Italy.

Began to study piano playing in 1997 with the amazing teacher Galina Veselova in the cozy little sea town Feodosia, Crimea. During this time he won many national competitions.

He never imagined that one day he would start up a popular online International piano competition