Skrypchynska, Eleonora

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Skrypchynska, Eleonora [Скрипчинська, Елеонора; Skrypčyns'ka], b 11 October 1899 in Dubno, Volhynia gubernia, d 9 December 1992 in Kyiv. Choir conductor and pedagogue; wife of Hryhorii Verovka. A student of Boleslav Yavorsky and Volodymyr Pukhalsky, she taught music in Kyiv from 1919. She was affiliated mainly with the Lysenko Music and Drama Institute (1923–34) and its successor, the Kyiv Conservatory (from 1934). She also conducted numerous professional and amateur choirs in 1920–44, and the Ukrainian State Choir (later Verovka National Chorus) in 1944–66, serving as its artistic director and principal conductor in 1964–6.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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