Upcoming Lviv

Discovering Paderewski Music Festival

Issue 117, November 2018.
Inspired by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, an outstanding artist who united Polish and Ukrainian culture, the Polish Institute in Kyiv is bringing its Discovering Paderewski festival to the Western Ukrainian capital from 16-18 November. Famous worldwide, the Honorary Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire and honorary doctor at 11 universities in Europe and America (including Lviv University) is less well-known in Ukraine.

Biennale of Trust

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv will host the one-of-a-kind Biennale of Trust event – an open platform for academic, artistic, and day-to-day practical interpretation of the concept of trust, as well as its comprehensive and interdisciplinary representation. The Biennial will attempt to consolidate the efforts of many regarding the issue of trust – from academics and scientists, to artists and activists, to psychologists and businesspeople.

Lviv Security Forum

Issue 116, October 2018.
The Lviv Security Forum, an event featuring high-level discussions on the current issues in Ukraine and Europe, will be held at Lviv’s sparkling new Metropolitan A. Sheptytsky Centre from 24-26 October. The discussions will focus on regional conflict resolution, economic and energy security, illegal migration, organised crime, refugees and internally displaced people, border management, and corruption.

HoReCa Show Lviv

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv’s Pivdennyi Expo Centre will play host to this year’s HoReCa Show Lviv – a three-day business-to-business trade fair for the Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, and Café industries – from 7-9 November. Exhibitors will have the unique platform to showcase their products and services in front of a vast range of visitors, allowing them to take their businesses to new heights.

YouthSpeak Forum

Issue 116, October 2018.
The largest youth conference of autumn – YouthSpeak Forum Lviv – will take place at Ukrainian Catholic University on 27 October. For the last three years, AIESEC has held the All-Ukrainian Forum in Kyiv – an event designed to have youth meet with NGOs, government officials, and business representatives – and they are bringing it to the Western Ukrainian capital for the first time! YouthSpeak is a global project designed to identify current trends and key issues that youth face in employment, self-realisation, and community development.

The Hardkiss to Present New Album

Issue 116, October 2018.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city are in for a triple delight when iconic Ukrainian progressive-pop group The Hardkiss presents their latest album, Zalizna Lastivka (Iron Sparrow), in three concerts at Lviv’s Malevich Night Club this month.

Egor Grushin Presents ‘Ritorno’

Issue 116, October 2018.
These are tough times for solo pianists because there are so many of them; with tens of thousands of grand pianos sold each year, more prospective star pianists are born every day. But some of those pianists are truly unforgettable. On 7 November, Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city will have the wonderful opportunity to enjoy a concert by pianist virtuoso Egor Grushin, who will present his new album ‘Ritorno’.

Khrystyna Soloviy Set to Wow Lviv

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv’s wonderfully talented Khrystyna Soloviy will return home for a concert at Lviv’s beautiful Opera & Ballet Theatre on 7 November. The folk singer was born just outside the city in Drohobych to a family of choral conductors before moving to Lviv to head the Lemkovyna choir for three years. In 2015, she took part in Ukraine’s version of The Voice (Holos Krayiny), where she teamed with Okean Elzy frontman – and fellow Leopolitan – Svyatoslav Vakarchuk to reach the semifinals. That same year she released her debut album, Zhyva Voda (Living Water), which became a huge success in Ukraine.

The Extravagant Shafa by Freedom Ballet

Issue 116, October 2018.
Olena Kolyadenko and her modern Freedom Ballet are bringing their newest show – Shafa (The Closet) – to Lviv on 2 November. Featuring 14 of her best dancers, this energetic and inflammatory performance will amaze you – not only for its music, sets, and costumes, but for the unbelievable talent!

Onuka Presents Mozaika

Issue 116, October 2018.
Onuka is one of the most respected acts in Ukraine’s electronic scene. Created by avant-garde electronic artists Evgeni Filatov (aka The Maneken) and Nata Zhyzhchenko, the group organically combines traditional ethnic motifs with modern electronic sound. Leopolitan music fans and guests of the city won’t want to miss Onuka on 14 November when the group presents their latest album, Mozaika (Mosaic), here in Lviv.