Liubov Titarenko – harpsichord

Liubov Titarenko was born in Dnipropetrovsk in 1986. In 2010 she graduated as Master of Art from the Piano Department of Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine in Kiev as a student of Honoured Artist of Ukraine Alexander Lysokon. She studied harpsichord playing between 2010 and 2013 as a postgraduate at the Early Music Department at NMAU with Honoured Art Worker of Ukraine, professor Svitlana Shabaltina.

Liubov participated in courses with Alexei Liubimov, Christopher Stembridge, Andreas Staier, Aline Zylberajch-Gester, Jean Rondeau, Patrick Ayrton and Richard Egarr. She received the “Extraordinary Music Talent Award” from Austria Barock Akademie in Gmunden (Austria) in 2012. In 2015 she won the First Prize in “Harpsichord Solo Playing” and Grand Prix in “Solo with Orchestra” at III Wanda Landowska International Harpsichord Competition (Ruvo di Puglia, Italy). In 2016 Liubov won the First Prize at XVII Torneo Internazionale di Musica in Torino. In 2019 she received the First Prize at I Ukrainian harpsichord competition “The Voice of the Country” (Kiev, Ukraine). In 2020 Liubov won the First Prize at XX International competition-festival “Music without limits” (on-line, Lithuania).

Liubov gives concerts as a soloist all over Ukraine. She also collaborates with Chamber Orchestra of National Philharmony of Ukraine, Chamber Orchestra of National Musical Academy of Ukraine and orchestra “Grand Accordion” (conductor – People’s Artist of Ukraine Eugenia Cherkazova). In 2017 and 2018 Liubov played recitals at Fringe OudeMuziekFestival (Utrecht, Netherlands). In November 2018 together with Svitlana Shabaltina she was invited to play the concert-lecture at Ankara State Conservatory (Ankara, Turkey).

Liubov is interested in English Elizabethan keyboard music and completed her Ph.D. on Fitzwilliam Virginal book and the style of English keyboard music of that period.