Wolodymyr Smishkewych

Tenor Wolodymyr “Vlad” Smishkewych has been a member of Sequentia Ensemble for Medieval Music and Theatre of Voices since 2000, performed with artists as diverse as Carlos Nuñez, Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI, and has been featured as soloist with The Harp Consort, Ars Nova Copenhagen, and Ensemble Dialogos. He has recorded for Sony/BMG, Harmonia Mundi-USA, Naxos, Norton, and Focus Records.

Also a sought-after vocal pedagogue, he holds the Doctor of Music in Voice Performance from Indiana University, and has lectured and taught masterclasses and performance programs at universities in the United States, South America, Canada, and Europe.

His passion for writing and creating audio and video about music, culture, and nature, brought him to Spain as a Fulbright Fellow during the first decade of the millennium. In 2011 he moved to Ireland to become director of the MA in Ritual Song and Chant at the University of Limerick, Ireland, where he taught until 2014.

He then returned to performing and to the world of audio broadcasting and film, in 2015 joining Ireland’s RTÉ lyric fm as well as REMA, the European Network for Early Music, as their Webradio Producer and Editor. Vlad is currently known to many RTÉ listeners as the host and researcher of Vox Nostra, lyric fm’s Sunday morning Early Music show.

Wolodymyr Smishkewych gratefully acknowledges funding support from the Music Network Music Capital Scheme, funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Arts Council Ireland).