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Ukrainian composer, pianist and musicologist Oleksandr Kozarenko was born in Kolomyia on 24 August 1963. He studied at Kyiv Conservatory - composition with Myroslav Skoryk and piano with Volodymyr Vorobyov.
He won a series of prizes and competitions in the 1980s and 90s, and from 2000 was vice-principal of the Lviv Music Academy.
He was known for composing ballets, operas and orchestral music, with works including Passion of Our God Jesus Christ, Don Juan from Kolomea and Concerto Rutheno.
Oleksandr Kozarenko died from COVID-19 on 21 March 2023 in Ivano-Frankivsk, aged fifty-nine.
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