Maksym Rymar


Maksym Rymar began his musical education at the age of four under the guidance of O.S. Panchenko at Municipal Music School No. 9 in Kharkiv. After only three years, he received his first awards, including the 3rd prize at the "Open Competition of Young Performers" in St. Petersburg, Russia (1997), as well as the Classica Nova Diploma I. Grade in Hanover, Germany (1997), and the Grand Prix at the regional competition in Kharkiv, Ukraine (1997). He was also awarded a scholarship from the "Fund for Supporting Young Talent in Literature and Art".

In 1999, Maksym Rymar made his debut as a soloist with the Orchestra of the Opera and Ballet Theatre of Kharkiv under the baton of R. Nigmatullin, as well as with the Kharkiv Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by I. Shapovalov. He performed August Nölck's "Concertino". In the following years, he achieved further successes at national and international competitions, including the International Cello Competition in Usti nad Orlici, Czech Republic (1999), the International Competition in Memory of D. Popper in Varpalota, Hungary (2000), and the "All-Ukrainian Youth Competition for Violists and Cellists" in Lviv, Ukraine (2003).

Maksym Rymar continued his musical education and in 1999 became a student of O.M. Shchelkanovtseva at the Middle School of Music in Kharkiv. He later transferred to the Middle School of Music in Kyiv and studied under I.Y. Kucher. Finally, he graduated with honors from the National Music Academy of Ukraine P.I. Tchaikovsky in Kyiv, where he studied in the class of O.A. Chervova.

Maksym Rymar has also participated in masterclasses led by renowned musicians such as Claudio Casadei (Italy, 2008), Radoslaw Kamieniarz (Poland, 2018), Bogdan Shved (Switzerland, 2018), and Leonid Gorokhov (under the direction of VereMusic Foundation, Germany, 2019).

As the principal cellist of the cello section of the Central European Initiative Youth Orchestra (CEI-Youth Orchestra) under the direction of Igor Coretti-Kuret in Italy (2006-2009), Maksym Rymar also performed as a soloist with a chamber ensemble from the orchestra at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

Maksym Rymar has performed as both a soloist and a member of various musical ensembles in 42 countries worldwide, from Canada to Japan. Additionally, he has been involved in numerous concerts and projects as a soloist and ensemble member, including a series of solo concerts in the Mirror Hall of the Lviv National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Past concerts with Maksym Rymar