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Alumnus from Odessa conservatoire and later MMus in composition under Theo Loevendie at Amsterdam conservatoire, the Ukrainian Svitlana Azarova recides in The Hague since 2005.

2015: Commissioned by the Royal Danish Opera to write Opera MOMO based on the book Momo und die Zeitdiebe by Michael Ende. World premiere October 2017 at Holmen Opera House's big stage

Many of her works have been published by MCN/Donemus (The Netherlands) and TEM (Italy) and are performed by for example Orchestre National d'Île de France (ONDIF) conductor Enrique Mazzola (France) and Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO) conductor Toshi Shimada (USA) Read more


La Lettre du Musicien Mover of the Earth, Stopper of the Sun

"En une poignée de minutes, Mover of the Earth, Stopper of the Sun témoigne d’un indéniable savoir-faire orchestral, sa trame de longues tenues de cordes zébrées de cuivres rappelant l’esthétique balte d’un Erkki-Sven Tüür ou d’un Arvö Pärt."
Laurent Vilarem, La Lettre du Musicien

The Day, CT

"What better way to start a new year than with the world premiere of a symphony? The January performance of Ukrainian composer Svitlana Azarova's grand, noisy and thoroughly engrossing symphony "Pure thought transfixed" was a top-shelf event: The composer seated in the hall, the orchestra in top form, and wonderful new sounds to transfix us with a gripping immediacy and sense of discovery. It was also a tribute ECSO Music Director Toshi Shimada who landed this score. Azarova's new works are starting to dot the schedule for major venues in Amsterdam and Paris. A few years from now, we may get to say, ah, yes, I was there for the premiere..."
Milton Moore, The Day, CT