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November 10, 2023

Concert | Antonina Krysa and Olga Vardanyan

1991 Project
Reid Hall | 4 rue de Chevreuse 75006 Paris
Free and open to the public / Registration required
The 1991 Project presents musical duo Antonina Krysa, violin, and Olga Vardanyan, piano, for a concert of Western European and Ukrainian baroque and classical music.

This series is co-sponsored by Columbia Global Centers | Parisand 1991 Project.


  • Dmytro Bortniansky, Sonata for harpsichord in B major, 1784
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata for violin and keyboard No. 4 in C minor BWV 1017, 1717-23
  • Maksym Berezovsky, Sonata for violin and harpsichord in C major, 1772
  • Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663 – 1745), Chaconne in G minor
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), Gavotte

Antonina Yusha-Krysa studied violin at the Oster Music School and continued her studies at the Kyiv Lysenko State Music Lyceum, she studied with Alexander Panov. In 1996, she entered the Kyiv’s Academy of Music studying under the supervision of Ukrainian violinist Olga Rivnyak. She integrated the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra inn 1999, known for its performances of classical as well as contemporary works, and where she still plays. She has toured both nationally and internationally. Upon moving to France from Ukraine in May 2022, she began working at Orchestre National de France.

Olga Vardanyan is a Ukrainian pianist with Armenian roots. As a soloist, she has performed with orchestras such as the Kyiv Classic Orchestra, National Kyiv Camerata Orchestra, and the Chernivtsi Symphony Orchestra (CSO). She is a regular participant in concerts and festivals across Ukraine, Armenia, Switzerland, and France. Her performances have graced prestigious venues including the National Opera of Ukraine, the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, the National House of Music in Kyiv, the House of Chamber Music in Yerevan, and the Centre culturel d’Ukraine in Paris. Since the onset of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, she has participated in a number of charity concerts aimed at raising funds for war victims and promoting Ukrainian music. In 2021, Olga Vardanyan obtained a PhD in Study of Art degree, successfully defending her dissertation on the subject of genre and style in Aram Khachaturian’s concert works.

1991 Project

The 1991 Project is the 2023/24 project-in-residence of the Reid Hall Displaced Artist Initiatives.


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