Kozak, Yevhen T.

Kozak, Yevhen T. [Козак, Євген], b 22 April 1907 in Lviv, d 27 December 1988 in Lviv. Conductor, composer, and educator. As a student of the Polish Music Society Conservatory and the Lysenko Higher Institute of Music in Lviv, he organized a popular male vocal quartet, for which he arranged and composed tunes. In 1939 he was appointed choir conductor and musical director of Lviv Radio. After the Second World War he taught at the Lviv Music School (1951–5), the Lviv Pedagogical Institute (1956–9), and the Lviv Conservatory. He composed many choral works, such as Under Ukraine’s Sky, and arranged numerous Ukrainian folk songs, some of which belong to the cycle songs from the Lemko region, A Garland of Lemko Songs. He wrote scores for such plays as Ivan Franko’s Uchytel' (The Teacher).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]

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