Sergiy Bortnyk was born in 1978 in the city of Vinnitsa. He graduated from the Vinnitsa Leontovych Music College (Department of Choral Conducting), and later from the Vocal Faculty of the National Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine (class of G.Kabka). From 2006 to 2009 he was a postgraduate student of this Academy. He worked as a soloist with the Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet for Children and Youth (2003-2006). Since 2005 has been working as a soloist of the Opera Studio of the National Music Academy, and since 2007 - as a soloist of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine.
Sergiy Bortnyk is a laureate of the All-Ukrainian Competition "New Names of Ukraine" (2000), International Competition "Art of XXI Century" (Grand Prix, 2005), International Competition-Festival "Snowstorm" (2006, first prize). He is a winner of diploma of the International Festival Seminar " Oper-Oder-Shpree burg Beeskow" in Germany (2002-2003), laureate of the Second Borys Gmyrya International Competition of Vocalists in Kyiv (second prize, 2008).
His repertoire includes:
Operatic Parts: Alfred ("La Traviata" by Verdi), Borsa ("Rigoletto" by Verdi), Lenskyi ("Evgeniy Onegin" by Tchaikovsky), Vaudémont ("Iolanta" by Tchaikovsky), Nemorino ("L’Elisir d”amore" by Donizetti), Gerardo ("Gianni Schicchi" by Puccini), Volodymyr Igorevych ("Prince Igor" by Borodin), Doctor Andriy Yukhymovych ("Ward number 6" by Zubytsky); Head of railway station and Korzukhin ("Runing" by Bibik);
Parts in the genre of Cantata-Oratorio: Dvorak (Mass in D-dur), Bach (Cantatas Nos. 80 and 67, Mass in B minor, Passion after St. Matthew, John, Mark, and Luke), Beethoven (Mass in C major, Symphony No.9), Puccini («Stabat Mater», «Messa di Gloria», «Messa a 4 voci con orchestra»), Weber (Requiem), Westkemper (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), Mozart (Coronation Mass in C major, Requiem), Haydn ("The Creation"), Britten («Cantata Misericordium»), Kostin (Oratorio "Joseph Flavius'), Mahler ("Song of the Land "), Stravinskiy (" Persephone "), Shchetynsky («Corpuscula Vitae»)
Also, his repertoire includes chamber works of Lysenko, Meytus, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Strauss, Nadenenko and others.