Field of Practice:
Aural & Physical
Feb 2023 - Sept 2023
Born in Novograd-Volynsk/Ukraine in 1990.
Viktoriia Vitrenko is a versatile Ukrainian soprano, conductor and artistic director based in Berlin/Germany. She studied at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart/Germany, (MA in Contemporary Music in Vocal Arts, 2013–2017 and BA in Choral Conducting) as well as at the National Academy of Music of Ukraine named after Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Kyiv/Ukraine (Diploma 2007–2012).
As a singer, she performed at the National Opera of Ukraine and at the Opera Forward Festival in the Netherlands. Further appearances include at NOW! Festival; Gaudeamus Muziekweek; November Music; R-E-M Festival; EM-Visia; ECLAT Festival and on the concert stages of Muziekge-bouw Amsterdam and Dortmund Konzerthaus. As a conductor, she led the Landesjugendensemble Neue Musik Baden-Württemberg, the Divertimento Ensemble, the Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra and the Stuttgart Philharmonic, among others. She also conducted the Philharmonic Choir Berlin, the Choir of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the NDR and the Rundfunkchor Berlin as part of the Dirigentenforum.
In addition, she took over as choral conductor for the production of Alice in Wonderland at the Staatstheater Stuttgart, also conducting a world premiere with the Deutsche Kammerchor for the Donaueschingen Festival. Her debut album Scenes (2019 Audite Musikproduktion) with chamber music by György Kurtág won the Pizzicato Supersonic Award and was nominated for the German Record Critics Award (2019) and the International Classical Music Awards 2020 (2020).
Viktoriia Vitrenko is a co-founder of the InterAKT Initiative (*2017), an independent group of interdisciplinary artists based in Stuttgart, and the group Mixed Sound Personnel for voice, percussion and electronics.
In 2020/2021, she was artist-in-residence at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris/France.