Natalia Ponomarchuk


Chief Conductor, Kyiv Chamber Orchestra


Sought after for her emotionally charged interpretations and dynamic presence, Natalia Ponomarchuk is one of the most prominent Ukrainian orchestra conductors. She has been the Chief Conductor of the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra (part of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine) since 2018. Previously she served as the resident conductor at the Ukrainian National Radio Company (1996-1998), Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Dnipro Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Dnipro Philharmonic of Ukraine (2003-2020), Principal Conductor of the Ukrainian Academic State Symphony Orchestra (2006-2009) and the National Ensemble of Soloists “Kiev Camerata” (2007-2009), and the Resident Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (2009-2011).

In Ukraine, she has regularly appeared with the National Odesa Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lviv Academic Philharmonic Orchestra “INSO-Lviv” as well as at the major Ukrainian international music festivals: “Kiev Music Fest,” “First Performances of the Year,” “Kiev Summer Music Evenings,” “Youth Music,” and “Contrasts.”

Ponomarchuk regularly appears with top orchestras all over the world, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra (the UK), the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Germany); Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (USA); Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado do Espirito Santo (Brazil); Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, and Presidential Symphony Orchestra (Turkey); Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra (Greece); Chongqing Philharmonic Orchestra (China), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (Estonia); Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta Riga (Latvia).

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