UNI School of Music to host Midwest International Piano Competition winner Margaryta Golovko in concert

Margaryta Golovkoa

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will host a concert performance by guest pianist Margaryta Golovkoa at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, in Davis Hall at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.

Golovko was the first-ever first-place senior category winner of the Midwest International Piano Competition. Since winning the inaugural competition at UNI in June 2014, Golovko has released a solo piano album of works by Schumann and Brahms, and has toured internationally.

Margaryta Golovko has captured classical music audiences around the world as one of the most intriguing, versatile and unique artists of her generation. She has performed as a soloist as well as a collaborative pianist in prestigious concert halls in Ukraine, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Romania and United States. Margaryta has appeared with the Kyiv State Symphony Orchestra, the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, Plzen Philharmonic, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and many others. In addition to her top prize at the Midwest International Piano Competition, Margaryta has also won top prizes in the Smetana International Piano Competition in the Czech Republic, Citta di Marsala and Citta di Acquaviva delle Fonti International Piano Competitions in Italy.

A native of Ukraine, Margaryta started her piano studies at the age of five. In 1997, she entered the Kiev Special Music School named after M.V. Lysenko, and continued her studies from 2004 – 2009 at the National Music Academy of Ukraine P.I. Tchaikovsky (NMAU) where she was a student of Boris Fedorov. She has also studied at the International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestri” in Imola, Italy, where she studied with Piero Rattalino.

For more information on Golovko, this performance or other School of Music events and activities, contact Caroline Francis at (319) 273-2028 or caroline.francis@uni.edu


Caroline Francis, communications and operations coordinator, UNI School of Music, 319-273-2028, caroline.francis@uni.edu

Blake Ruane, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, blake.ruane@uni.edu