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Roksana Vikaluk, singer, actress, composer, essayist. 

1973 born in Ukraine

Schooling

1988 – 1992

secondary music school, Ternopil, Ukraine (classical piano).

1992

Diploma in Pianist, Teacher of music, Concertmistress. Secondary music school, Ternopil.

1992 – 1994

private singing lessons (Prof. M. Bolotnyy), Ternopil, Ukraine

1999 – 2002

post-secondary jazz music school, Warsaw, Poland (cl. Ewa Bem)

2002

Diploma in Musician, jazz vocalist. Post-secondary jazz music school, Warsaw. Dimploma exam has been played with Andrzej Jagodziński Trio.

University education

2002 – 2007

study at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, Katowice, Poland.

2007

Diploma Master of Arts, Academy of Music, Katowice, Poland.

Faculty:

Composition, Interpretation, Education and Jazz

Field of study:

Jazz and stage music

Major:

Composition and arrangement

Graduate dissertation:

Gil Evans and Miles Davis. Inspirations. (Written in Polish)

Practical Master’s exam:

„The Meaning of the Blues” (Bobby Troup/Leah Worth, arr.and singing  R. Vikaluk), „Happy 30” (instrumental, R. Vikaluk). Both compositions were performed with the school big-band.

2006-2007

completed a teaching practice at the Jewish Theater of Rachel and Ida Kamiński in Warsaw, while leading the orchestra and vocal ensemble.

Collaboration with Theatres

2006-2019

Jewish Theatre, Warsaw, Poland; as a singing actress, composer, musician, regisseur.

2008

Theatre Praga, Warsaw, Poland; as a singing actress and composer.

2009 – 2012

Theatre Rampa Warsaw, Poland; as a singing actress and composer.

2018 – present time

Teatr Polski, Wroclaw, Poland; as a singing actress.

2020

Teatr Nowy, Łódź, Poland; as a composer.

Profeccional activity and other important live events

1992-1994

jazz singer in Jazz club „Nichlava” (Ternopil, Ukraine) 

1994

moving from Ukraine to Poland

1995-2010

collaboration with Józef Skrzek, the leader of the SBB progrock band, Poland (Jazz, rock, sound&visual pearformances)

1995-1997

collaboration with the Jazz trumpeter Piotr Wojtasik, Poland 

1998

  •  recording the video clip „Midnight Sun” (L. Hampton); it has been   placed in the top ten charts of hit- parade on Ukrainian Television;
  • recording of jazz standards for Ukrainian Radio (broadcasted); – concert with solo programme in National Philharmony, Warsaw

1999-2007

teacher of piano and vocal (private lessons), Warsaw

2000-2002

collaboration with Jazz saxophonist Tomasz Szukalski

1999-2002

student of the First Lady of Polish Jazz, Ewa Bem

2000

founding the band MIZRAH (R. Vikaluk – voc., piano, R. Borowski – fl., P. Aleksandrowicz – gtr., W. Traczyk – double bass, M. Trela – dr.), Warsaw.

2002

competition „New Tradition” (Warsaw); the band „Mizrah”, award – recording an album in the most prestigious studio in Poland „S1”;

2006-2007

collaboration with Gypsy band „Roma”; singer. Warsaw

2009

premiere of spectacle „Jaskółka” („Swallow”); composer, singing actress. Rampa Theatre, Warsaw.

2009- present time

collaboration with electronic musician, inventor, pedagogue Wolfram DER Spyra as a duo „Moon&Melody”

2010

„Taki jeden dzień”, a chamber theatrical music spectacle, inspired by motifs of Scholem Alejhem; direction, composer, singer, electronic instruments player)

2012, 2017

performances within „DOCUMENTA” (Kassel) 

2013

special guest of the TV programme „Music for adults” (leading – Maria Burmaka, Ukraine, Kyiv) with solo programme (voc., electronic instruments, piano);

2015

the spectacle „Getto Dybukiem Warszay” („Ghetto is a Dybuk of Warsaw”), Jewish Theater, Warsaw: composer, live performing with electronic instruments, singer;

2015-2018

Kasseler DokFest, music for the trailers, performing on the openings; with Wolfram Spyra

2016

  • composer, performing musician (electronic instruments, piano), singer of the performances, Jewish Theatre, Warsaw: 

    „Rzeź. Diabelski plan Stalina” („Slaughter. the devilish plan of Stalin”)
    „Stanisław Wygodzki. Dziewczynka z lalką” („Stanisław Wygodzki. The Girl With Doll”)
    „Śmiech to zdrowie” („Laughter is good for health”)
    „Ejli, Ejli…”

  • presentation of the newest author’s program (vocals, piano, electronic instruments) in a frame of Oleksij Kogan’s project „A Theme with Variations” (artistic production center „Jazz in Kiev”, Ukraine)

2016 – present time

columnist at Ukrainian newspaper „Nasze Słowo” („Our Word”), the column „Korale”;

2017 – present time

  • co-founder of „WorldWideWindow” Multi-Media Event Space, Art Gallery and Performance Stage; Berlin, Frankfurt (Oder);
  • teacher of piano and vocal (private lessons), Berlin

2018 

  • the main sung role in the „Księgi Schulza” („The books of Schulz”) spectacle. Teatr Polski, Wrocław, Poland;
  • spectacle „Tak było miło, było cicho… znowu licho. Czerwony Głód” („It was so peaceful, so serene… calamity again. Red Famine”), based on the „Red Famine” book by Anne Applebaum; director, composer, singer, performing musician (electronic instruments), actress. Polish premiere at Teatr Polski, Warsaw.

2019

  • moving from Warsaw to Berlin;
  • spectacle „Es war so hold und still geworden… schon wieder morden! Roter Hunger”;director, composer, singer, performing musician (electronic instruments), actress. German premiere in Passionskirche, Berlin.

2020

beginning of collaboration with the legendary composer Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz, as a singer, composer, performing musician, Poland

Instruments: piano, jew’s-harp, melodica, low tom. Electronic instruments: keyboards, synthesizers, looper, sampler.

Studio work: ability of recording and mixing; work in Logic Pro.

I am also working with Musescore app.