Olesya Zdorovetska is a powerful and innovative voice in new music, fluent in a diverse range of disciplines and working internationally across numerous fields of activity.
As a solo artist and collaborator she crosses the fields of improvised, jazz, Afro-Caribbean, contemporary classical and experimental music, and regularly composes for film and theatre. Since moving to Dublin in 2011 Olesya has rapidly become a dynamic and active figure on the Irish music scene, with key projects including her curation of the Phonica series, quickly established as a beacon amongst new outward-looking platforms, and her work with Diatribe Records on the critically-acclaimed Haivka recording by Yurodny Ensemble.
Other recent work and awards includes a DEIS award for ‘Ceol na n-Uisci’ with The Water Project / Iarla Ó Lionáird, an Independent Music Award (US) with Dislocados, multiple awards for ‘Remnants’ with London-based Erratica Theatre, Arts Council of England / PRS / MSBF awards for ‘Arvoles Lloran por Lluvia’ with Sefiroth Ensemble, an Asylum Arts award with Asya Gefter for the multimedia project ‘Fragments of Memory’; European tours of ‘Telling Sounds’, ‘Niemandsland’ and ‘Dead Poets’ projects; Nick Roth’s opera ‘Xenia - Part II’ at the Bealtaine Festival, ‘Tundra’ for Emma Martin at the Dublin Dance Festival; performances with Satoko Fujii Big Orchestra (JP-UA), Yurodny Ensemble, Conor Guilfoyle’s Salsa Band, Kyiv Big Band, ‘The Docks’ and ‘Caminos’.
Olesya is a founder of the UICP (Ukrainian-Irish Cultural Platform) and co-curator (with Christodoulos Makris) of Phonica, an experimental music and poetry platform in Dublin.
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Alexandra de Stanford Wallitt, London Review“‘Zdorovetska’s stage presence transformed the poetry into more than just singing; it was theatre, and the emotion was raw.. certainly her voice struck a chord with the audience; every act was finished off with hearty applause which filled the large room.’ ”
Evgenia Nesterovich, European Capital of Culture 2016“‘Zdorovetska's solo performance was an emotional and intellectual explosion’ ”
Irish Times“On The Docks - “The glowing edge of the Dublin creative music scene.. ”
- Havana ‘che at Hotter than July online!
17 — 24 Jul 2020
- Hotter than July Online
17 — 26 Jul 2020
- Jazz Connector July
2 Jul 2020
- Piece by Piece #2: Nick Roth & Olesya Zdorovetska
17 Apr 2020
- Signal Series April - ReDiviDeR | The Aoife Doyle Band
30 Apr 2019
- The Commons
29 Mar 2019
- Hotter than July
19 Jul 2015
- Havana ‘Che
1 Mar 2015
29 Jun 2011 — 1 Jan 1970
- Yurodny - Dublin
29 Jun 2011 — 1 Jan 1970