|People's Artist of Ukraine |
|Type||Order of merit - Honorific title|
|Country||Ukrainian SSR / Ukraine|
People's Artist of Ukraine is an honorary and the highest title awarding to outstanding performing artists whose merits are exceptional in the sphere of the development of the performing arts (theatre, music, dance, circus, cinema, etc.).
Established in 1922 during Soviet times, it was technically called People's Artist of the Ukrainian SSR (Народний артист УРСР). With the establishment of independent Ukraine, this tradition was kept and the title was renamed as People's Artist of Ukraine (Народний артист України).
Its recipients include many of the most highly acclaimed composers, dancers, singers, musicians, film and theatre directors, actors, circus performers, etc.
During Soviet times, a person was usually named People's Artist only after reaching the age of 40. Exceptions were made for ballet artists.
There also is[original research?] another honorary title, the Distinguished Artist of Ukraine («Заслужений артист України»), which is considered less important. Typically, the People's Artist award is given at least 10 years after one has earned the Distinguished Artist of Ukraine award.
List of selected recipients
People's Painter of Ukraine
Just some of those awarded the honorary title in the fields of cinema and theatre are:
- Lidiya Belozyorova — actress
- Stanislav Boklan — Ukrainian theater, film, and television actor
- Volodymyr Bortko — film director, screenwriter, actor, producer
- Borislav Brondukov — actor
- Mykola Hrynko — actor
- Kirill Lavrov - actor
- Kira Muratova — film director, screenwriter, actress
- Viktor Stepanov — Soviet, Ukrainian and Russian actor
- Oleh Fialko — Ukrainian film director and screenwriter
- Yuri Ilyenko — Soviet and Ukrainian film director and screenwriter
Some of those awarded the honorary title in the field of dance are:
- Tatiana Stepanova – Prima Ballerina
- Alexandr Stoyanov - ballet dancer
- German Isupov – Choreographer and Ballet Master
Some of those awarded the honorary title in the field of music are:
- Anatoliy Avdiyevsky – conductor
- Serhiy Bashtan (1995) – bandurist
- Oleksandr Bilash – composer
- Ihor Bilozir – compositor, pop singer
- Oksana Bilozir – pop singer
- Andriy Bobyr – bandurist
- Viktor Hutsal – conductor
- Tina Karol (2017) – singer
- Ivan Kuchuhura Kucherenko (1918) and (1925) – kobzar
- Nadiya Kudelia – Ukrainian coloratura soprano singer
- Alla Kudlai – singer
- Ani Lorak – pop singer
- Nina Matviyenko – folk singer
- Romanna Vasylevych – banduristka
- Yuliy Meitus – composer
- Ruslana – pop singer, Eurovision Song Contest winner
- Sofia Rotaru – pop-singer, actress (alto)
- Volodymyr Yesypok (2007) – bandurist
- Taras Petrynenko (1999)
- Jamala (2016) – singer, songwriter, the winner of Eurovision 2016
- Verka Serduchka (2003) – singer, second place on Eurovision Song Contest
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- Philipp Kirkorov - 2008 - singer
- Nikolay Baskov — opera and pop-singer (tenor)
- Sargis Paradzhanov — Soviet, Ukrainian, Armenian and Georgian film director and screenwriter.
- Mikhail Zhvanetsky — writer of comic sketches, among other things
- Hobart Earle - 2013 - American, long-time maestro of the Odesa Philharmonic
- Honorary titles of Ukraine
- Merited Artist of Ukraine
- People's Artist of the USSR
- People's Artist
- List of European art awards
- The first laureate of the People's Artist of Ukraine was Maria Zankovetska in 1922. Great Soviet Encyclopedia
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- Selenzev, V. E. (2003). "Бєлозьорова Лідія Олексіївна" [Lydia Oleksiivna Belozyorova]. Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Vol. 2. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
- (in Russian) Biography Yuri Ilyenko Archived 2013-05-15 at the Wayback Machine, Korrespondent.net
- Stepanova ballet academy
- "Біографія". www.alla-kudlay.kiev.ua (in Ukrainian). Алла Кудлай. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
- "Jamala awarded title of People's Artist of Ukraine. PHOTO".