Andriy Bondarenko is Ukrainian composer and pianist, public figure.
He was born on June, 22, 1978 in Brovary near Kyiv. He received musical education at Lysenko Special Music school in Kyiv and in National Musical Academy of Ukraine as pianist (under prof. V.Kozlov) and as composer (under prof. I.Karabitz).
As a pianist Andriy Bondarenko won prices in Rachmaninov (Tambov, Russia, 1996), Horovitz (Kyiv, 1997), Lysenko (Kyiv, 1997) international competitions. He collaborates with ensemble “New music in Ukraine” (leader – V. Runchak), played on festivals «KyivMusicFest», «Two Days and Two Nights of New Music».
Also Andriy Bondarenko is known as a composer. His compositions won prices in I&M Kotz composer’s competition (Kyiv,1994), International composer’s competition in St. Petersburg (2003). Among hos compositions – simfonic poem “2004” devoted to Orange revolution, four children ballets was performed by “Releve” choreographic ensemble with Master Class corporation’s assistance in 2009, and a music for DVD «Cours de danse contemporaine» by Irena Tatiboit, a set of arrangements written for «Kchreshchatyk» academic chamber choir.
In 2006-2011 Andriy Bondarenko worked in National Academy of Government Managerial Staff of Culture and Arts as teacher of Music informatics. During this time he published a Textbook «Musical Informatics», a first Ukrainian textbook devoted to theory of digital sound and music software.
In 2009 Andriy Bondarenko was a co-founder of Wikimedia Ukraine organization, a regional parthner of Wikimedia Foundation. He wrote a lot of articles in Ukrainian wikipedia, mostly devoted to music and musicians.
In 2012 he starts the project «World classic in Ukrainian» aimed to popularize Ukrainian translations of world classical vocal music. Within this project Andriy Bondarenko organized 9 concerts of Ukrainian-translated vocal music, including a premiere performance of «Dido & Aeneas» opera by H. Percell in Ukrainian translation by Olena O`Lir and The First World classics in Ukrainian Vocal Contest. Also the klavier of the opera «Le faucon» by D. Bortnianski with Ukrainian translation by M. Strikha prepared by Andriy Bondarenko was a part of this project.