Chief Conductor - Mykola Diadiura

Chief Conductor - Mykola Diadiura

Mykola Dyadyura was born in Kyiv. Graduated from the Kyiv Tchaikovsky State Conservatory where he was a student of Professor Roman Kofman. His conductor career began in 1987, when he won an award and the special prize of the Japanese Association of Conductors at the International Competition of Conductors in Tokyo. After competition in Japan, he was invited by Seiji Ozava for internships in USA, where studied with S.Ozava, L.Bernstein, and A.Previn.

In 1988, he won an award at the International Competition of Conductors in Budapest. During 1986-1988, Dyadyura worked as an Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Omsk Philharmonic (Russia). In 1989-1996 – Principal Conductor of the Seoul Symphonic Orchestra and the Symphonic orchestra of Kwang Dju (South Korea). Since 1988, he has been working as a conductor of the National Opera of Ukraine.
Since 1996, he is the Principal Conductor of the Academic Symphonic Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, combining opera and philharmonic activities.

He has toured with the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine in Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Turkey and Japan. In 2003 was awarded by a state reward – Order “For the merits” of 3rd degree. In 2005 year received a France Government Reward – “Knight of Arts and Literature”. He is laureate of the Shevchenko National Award of Ukraine (2011).

At the present, Mikola Dyadyura is the Musical Director of the National Opera of Ukraine and Chief Conductor of the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine.

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