Ukrainian/British violinist, Roman Lytwyniw, is a versatile musician who likes to seek out opportunities which allow him to explore the expressive capabilities of the violin. He has performed at most major concert halls in the U.K. including the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Buckingham Palace and recorded for a variety of different artists from differing genres and backgrounds. He is currently on the International Artist Diploma course at RNCM and will make his debut with the BBC Philharmonic next year.
In 2018 he formed and led Ensemble7 on an International tour with guitarist Miloš Karadaglič; performing for the BBC and ClassicFM in Cadogan Hall, Snape Maltings, Dubai Opera House and Aix-en-Provence. Roman is a passionate chamber musician and regularly performs in festivals such as; Cowbridge, Whittington, Southwell, North Norfolk Chamber Music, Resonances and Schiermonikoogs. He also gave the U.K. premiere of Steven Gerber’s ‘Three Songs Without Words’ for the London Sinfonietta. He is regularly invited to perform in the role of Associate-Leader with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and recently enjoyed performing Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ with United Strings of Europe. He is currently leading the Jess Gillam Ensemble and playing with the English Chamber Orchestra.
Roman studied at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and completed his Bachelor degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Mateja Marinkovic and So-Ock Kim. He has also worked with members of the Doric Quartet, London Haydn String Quartet, Lawrence Power, Tasmin Little, Anthony Marwood, Philippe Graffin, Kolja Blacher and Sophia Rahman. Some of his interests include playing a variety of sports, running, reading and writing.