Roman Yusipey

The accordionist Roman Yusipey was born in the Ukrainian city of Kherson. He studied at the National Academy of Music in Kiev, at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and at the Cologne University of Music and Dance.

In addition to concerts in Ukraine and Germany, Roman Yusipey has also given guest performances in France, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Lithuania, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Malta, Italy and Japan.

He has also performed in recent seasons at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Jena Philharmonie, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Salle Cortot Paris and at Radio Berlin-Brandenburg.

In 2013 he was invited as a guest professor at the Kazakh National Conservatory in Almaty. In 2015 Roman Yusipey recorded a CD “For every city – Ukrainian music of the 21st century for accordion”.

As a soloist, Roman Yusipey has given over 70 concerts with chamber and symphony orchestras under the direction of Andrey Boreyko, Roman Kofman, Raymond Jannsen, Vladimir Sirenko, Gungard Mattes, etc. In active collaboration with numerous contemporary composers, such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Giya Kancheli, Helmut Zapf, Victoria Poleva, Dmitri Kourliandski, Oleksandr Schetynskyj, he has interpreted the world premieres of their works.

Roman Yusipey is a welcome guest at international festivals. He is also part of the chamber music formation “Ensemble Levante”. He has also conceived many concert projects of his own, such as ONLY YOUsipey (music of genre paradoxes), Seven Tango (music by Astor Piazzolla) and De Profundius (with works by Sofia Gubaidulina).

He has also worked for a long time as a columnist for feature articles in the Ukrainian and Russian press.