Viktoria Grynenko is a Ukrainian-born multifaceted violinist, educator, and researcher based in Edmonton, Canada. Since 2011 Viktoria has been residing in Canada and has completed her BMus (University of Manitoba), MMus (University of Ottawa), and DMus (University of Alberta) all in Violin Performance. Her dedication to violin craft and academics has been encouraged by KUN Foundation, Strauss Foundation, and Canadian Federation of University Woman to name a few. At the University of Alberta, Grynenko’s research explored the ‘metaphoric intersectionality’ between violin and dance gestures, and rarely performed Eastern European repertoire.
Grynenko appeared as a soloist with the Oslo Symphony Orchestra and Glier Symphony Orchestra, and as a concertmaster for University of Alberta Orchestra. She performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician throughout Canada, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Ukraine. Additionally, Viktoria enjoys organizing concerts in collaboration with ballet dancers and to explore rare violin repertoire related to ballet. She regularly presents her research at the international conferences.
Grynenko’s interest in new music encouraged her to commission and premiere pieces by such composers as Henry J. Ng, Bibik, Bales, Semchyshyn, Pelo, Shalygin, and others. She is currently working on a new album of contemporary music by Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian composers.
Passionate about education, Grynenko leads numerous masterclasses for violin and chamber music students through community organizations and higher education institutions. As a dedicated supporter of El Sistema program of music education for children from low-income families, Grynenko worked with the program throughout Canada.