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        Marchenko Oleksandr Serghijovych (26. 08. 1955, Lviv) - musician, bard, literator, translator. Laureate of 4-th World Piece Festival (1986). Graduated from Ternopil S. Krushelnycka music school (1973), Lviv state conservatoire (1980; today National Musical Academy) with the specialization - musicology, symphonic bandmaster. Worked at Buchach music school, Ternopil and Kyiv philharmonics, Kyiv state university (head of the author's song studio). 1992-98 - taught history of Ukraine and Ternopil region, world and Ukrainian culture studies, wrote lectures for "Culture and religion" course at Ternopil commerce institute and Secondary school N 4 (1989-92). As author and singer gave concerts in the cities of Austria, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia, Middle Asia, Ukraine, Tunis, France (1986-2007). Starred in italian-american historical document movie "Neapolitan Heart" ("Cuore napoletano", 2002, editor P. Santoni), where for the first time in world cinematography Aleksander sang classical Neapolitan songs in Italian and Ukrainian languages in the own translation. Participated in a number of radio and TV programs in Ukraine and Italy . His poetry was published in magazine "Ukraina" (1987), almanac "Kurin", in the poetic collection "Dispiteous Torch " (literature mystification, co-author with V. Kadenko; 2001), in the book (poetry) of Olga Marchenko "Vidlunnya Volyni" ("Echo of Volhynia", co-author of the poems by a size in one line "Kyt'- kylyt' ";2004). Translated poems from Polish - works of J.Tuvim, from French - of J. Prever, from Spanish - of F.G. Lorka, from Italian - of S.Palomba and Neapolitan songs; author of a book of poetry "Miracles start at lighttime" (2005).

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