Oleg Polyansky - pianist,
laureate of the international Contests

A great number of gifted musicians - graduates and pupils Of school - became the laureates of prestige contests for the last few years, winning the sympathy of public of different countries. They are: 0. Grynyuk, V.Lysytsa, Y. Kot, M. Chernyavska, A. Comisarova, M. Danchenko, D. Proshchayev, 0. Semchuk, 0. Polyansky, Y. Andrusenko, V. Kupriy, V. Gladkov, V. Zubkov, A. Byelov, D. Tkachenko, K. Danylenko, Pivnenko, D. Sukhoviyenko, L. Akopova, A. Yaroshinsky, Y. Shved, P. Gintov, A. Lyahovych, Y.Kostrytsky, 0. Ivanchenko, V. Holodenko, 0. Chugay, A. Dombrovska, I. Arbatska, G.Fedorova,M. Narodytska, O. Pushkarenko, I. Gintova, V. Luchenko, 0. Voronchuk and others.

Professional successes and achievements of pupils of school are explained by support of the state and also Ukrainian and foreign patrons of art.

The pupils of school are constantly rewarded by different prizes, by the grants of various funds which favour the development of musical culture of our country. The best pupils of KSSMS get 8 presidential grants and 3 state grants.

In his congratulatory letter to this well-known school, which was celebrating its 60-th anniversary, the President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma highly evaluated creative achievements of pupils and teachers of this educational establishment. Its graduates successfully work now at the leading musical collectives of our country, at the National Opera House named after T. Shevchenko, at the National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine, teach at the best higher and secondary specialized educational establishments, carry on research activity in the field of teaching musical disciplines, theory of pedagogics and stage performing, study of folklore. They are the authors of modern textbooks, methodological manuals and repertoire collections. In 1999 the initiative group lead by the head master , professor V. Sherstyuk and with a staff of deputy directors A. Zhukov, S. Grytsenko, leading teachers Savytska, M. Andriyasheva and editorial board of academician of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine, professor Y. Stankovych, corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine, professor V. Apatsky, Doctor of Art, professor A. Lashchenko, Doctor of Art, professor I. Pyaskovsky, Doctor of Art, professor K. Shamayeva laid the scientific-methodological edition "Research. Experience. Memoirs". Today this edition hasn't got analogues among printing editions in the secondary educational establishments of artistic direction. It enjoys wide popularity in the teachers' circle of musical educational establishments of Ukraine.

Yevgen Kostrytsky (violin)
and Vadym Kholodenko (piano)
- laureats of the International Contests

Many graduates of school honourably present the Ukrainian musical art abroad.

Studying at school lasts 11-12 years at all mastery specialities and musical-theoretical subjects, at the classes of the choral and symphonic conducting, class of composition and also (for the children of preschool age) at the preparatory groups. Pedagogical and educational process, in this way, occupies children and teenagers of all age categories. Symphonic and chamber orchestras, the boys' chorus, the girls' chorus are also created at school.

The system of the professional musical education differs by its flexible individual approach to every pupil and bears contemporary achievements of Ukrainian and foreign pedagogics, prominent pedagogical experience. The purpose of teaching preschool aged children at preparatory groups is to indicate musically gifted children and prepare them to the contest, which is always held before enrolling to the first form of school. Simultaneously competitive admission to the 2nd - 9th forms is held with the purpose of selection of the most gifted children from all regions of Ukraine.

Education at school is conducted not only by the staff teachers, many of them have already created famous author's schools, but also leading musicians of Ukraine-by the soloists of the National Opera House and the National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine, the National Symphony orchestra.

Teachers and pupils of school make huge concert and educational work, systematically perform at the most prestige concert halls of Kyiv and other cities of Ukraine. By the way,

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