Hanna Oleksiivna Gavrilets


August 8, 2022

Hanna Oleksiivna Havrylets (née Frolyak) (lat. Hanna Havrylets, April 11, 1958, the village of Vidiniv, Snyatinsky district, Ivano-Frankivsk region - February 27, 2022, Kyiv) is a Ukrainian composer and teacher. Shevchenko Prize laureate (1999). Honored Artist of Ukraine (2005).


She was born on April 11, 1958 in Vidinevo, Ivano-Frankivsk Region (then Stanislav Region). In 1982, she graduated from the Mykola Lysenko Lviv State Conservatory with a specialty in composition in the class of Professor Volodymyr Flys, and in 1984 - postgraduate studies at the Pyotr Tchaikovsky Kyiv State Conservatory under the supervision of Professor Myroslav Skoryk. Since 1992, she has been teaching composition at the National Music Academy of Ukraine. Laureate of the Ivanna and Maryan Kotsiv International Competition of Composers (Kyiv, 1995), the National Prize named after T. G. Shevchenko for the musical and stage performance "Sowing a Golden Stone" (1999), the All-Ukrainian Competition of Composers "Spiritual Psalms of the Third Millennium" as part of the "Golden Roofed Kyiv" choral festival (2001). In addition: symphonic, chamber-instrumental, vocal-instrumental, and choral music. Her works are performed in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Canada, Slovakia, Slovenia, USA, Switzerland, France, Germany. She was married to the Ukrainian violist Dmytro Havrylts. She died on February 27, 2022 at the age of 63 in Kyiv. The body was cremated, and the urn with the ashes was transported to Lviv and buried in field No. 2 of the Lychakiv cemetery.

Public activity

Member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine (since 1985), Head of the Kyiv organization of the Ukrainian National Academy of Music (since 2010). Jury member, chairman of the jury of many international and all-Ukrainian competitions, in particular, chairman of the jury of the first All-Ukrainian vocal competition "World Classical in Ukrainian".


Laureate of the 1st All-Ukrainian Festival of Popular Music "Chervona Ruta" (Chernivtsi, 1989) Laureate of the International Competition of Female Composers named after Ivanna and Maryana Kots (Kyiv, 1995) Laureate of the National Prize of Ukraine named after T. G. Shevchenko (1999) Laureate of the choir competition "Spiritual Psalms of the Third Millennium" (2001) Laureate of the "Kyiv" award named after A. Vedel (2005) Order of the Holy Rivnoapostolic Prince Volodymyr