Issue 33, March 2011

Issue 33, March 2011

Miss Lviv beauty contest, April 12, Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre (28 Svobody Ave)

Issue 33, March 2011.
Who is the most beautiful Leopolitan lady of them all? This April the annual contest to be wear the Miss Lviv crown will reach a climax as 14 beauties do battle on the stage of Lviv’s famous Habsburg era Opera House.

Grigory Leps in concert, April 3 & 5 from 19.30, Lviv Opera House (28 Svobody Ave)

Issue 33, March 2011.
Grigory Leps was born Grigory Lepsveridze in the city of Sochi where he graduated from music school. After serving in the Soviet army he started to sing in rock bands and worked as a singer in restaurants.

Kvitka Cisyk international contest of Ukrainian romance, April 2-4

Issue 33, March 2011.
A new international contest of Ukrainian romances named after famous singer Kvitka Cisyk will take place in early April in Lviv. Kvitka Cisyk was born in the US to a family of Ukrainian emigrants. She studied at the New York Conservatory, where she mastered vocal technique and perfected her voice.

K&K Philharmoniker in concert, March 24, Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall (7, Chaikovskoho st.)

Issue 33, March 2011.
The Ukrainian-Austrian symphonic orchestra “K&K Philharmoniker” will treat Leopolitan audiences to a springtime performance featuring a selection of classical compositions including masterpieces by the likes of Verdi, Bizet and the immortal Wagner.

Dmitry Hvorostovsky in concert, March 26, Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre (28 Svobody Ave)

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Internationally acclaimed Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky was born and studied in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. In 1989, he won the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.

Grand wedding industry trade fair, March 25, House of Scientists (6 Lystopadovogo Chynu st.)

Issue 33, March 2011.
This annual trade fair is more than just a parade of beautiful bridal gowns and features fun elements such as ballroom dance master classes and hairstyling demonstrations.

French Spring 2011, events throughout April across Lviv

Issue 33, March 2011.
Thanks to the efforts of the French Embassy and the French Cultural Centre in Ukraine, April in Lviv means the welcome arrival of the annual ‘French Spring in Ukraine’ festival. For eight consecutive years French art, plays, exhibitions, concerts and film screenings have delighted Leopolitan crowds throughout April and this year looks set to be better than ever.

“Ruinacia” (Destruction) music festival, April 9 from 14.00 onwards, Ukraine Sport Palace (18 Melnyka st.)

Issue 33, March 2011.
If you like your metal heavy and your clothing black then this might be the event you’ve been waiting for! The annual Ruinacia festival darkens the spring calendar with its mix of the melancholy and the downright desperate as musicians attack virtually every aspect of everyday life with an unworldly cynicism rarely found outside prepubescent teenage bedrooms.

French graphic art exhibition, from April 1, Lviv Museum of Ethnography, Folk Arts and Crafts (15, Svobody avn.)

Issue 33, March 2011.
The Lviv Museum of Ethnography, Folk Arts and Crafts (15, Svobody Ave) is one of the richest ethnographical museums in Europe. It owns a collection of unique artistic depositories of decorative-applied folk art and crafts of Ukraine.

Euro 2012 Fashion Contest, March 30

Issue 33, March 2011.
As part of this year’s Lviv Fashion Week shows there will be a fun competition for designers inspired by the forthcoming Euro 2012 football championships.

Chlopcy Kontra Basia jazz trio in concert, March 22 beginning at 19.30, Art Cafe ‘Kvartyra 35 (35, Virmenska st.)

Issue 33, March 2011.
Chlopcy Kontra Basia is a young and highly rated Polish jazz trio featuring Basia Derlak (vocals & clarinet) Marcin Nenko (double bass) and Tomasz Waldowski (percussion, piano).

Lyapis Trubetskoy in concert, March 23 from 19.00, Lviv Circus (83 Horodotska st.)

Issue 33, March 2011.
This 7-piece horn-driven ska-punk outfit come all the way from Minsk, Belarus and bring with them a spirited mix of biting satire and powerful chords. Mid-way through their career, not content to merely churn out hits they decided to shed their pop-star image and get real about their music and lyrics.

Sergei Babkin in concert, March 22, Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall (7 Chaikovskoho st.)

Issue 33, March 2011.
Multi-talented and intriguing musician Sergei Babkin is perhaps best known as the founder of popular Ukrainian popsters “5"nizza” but he is much more than just another charismatic pop icon.

Stars of Argentinean Tango, March 29, Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre (28 Svobody Ave)

Issue 33, March 2011.
Fans of the world’s sultriest and sassiest dance style will be delighted by this concert featuring choreography by Juan Fossati and Gimena Aramburu together with beautiful musical compositions performed by the “Soledad Orquesta”, a famed Russian tango orchestra.

Lviv Fashion Week, March 30 – April 3

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West Ukraine’s twice-yearly fashion focus continues to grow and grow. Launched in 2008, Lviv Fashion Week has become a fixture on the Ukrainian style scene and continues to expand its international appeal with each season of shows.

Classic cars and retro chic Return of the Leopolis Grand Prix

Issue 33, March 2011.
The first motor car to appear on the streets of Habsburg Lviv arrived in 1897 – a brand new ‘Benz-Victoria’ which was owned and driven by Kazimierz Odrzywolski, the famed engineer and father of oil exploration in the West Ukrainian region. However, it took more than 30 years before the sport of auto racing reached the city. In 1930 the city hosted its first ever ‘Lviv Triangle’ auto rally, which took its unusual name from the triangular grid of Lviv streets which racing drivers were asked to navigate.
Christophe Guillarme with It-girl Hofit Golan

French style icon at Lviv Fashion Week 2011

Issue 33, March 2011.
Lviv Fashion Week is fast becoming one of the biggest catwalk events in the former Soviet Union and as if to prove it, the number of international designers participating in the twice-yearly fashion focus continues to grow. This April’s LFW shows will be graced by a number of international designers with young French catwalk icon Christophe Guillarme set to top the bill. 32 year old Christophe is one of the most talked-about young designers working in the pressure cooker world of French fashion today and has been an increasingly high-profile socialite designer since first breaking ranks with the young hopefuls who crowd Parisian showrooms and showcasing his first collection in the late 1990s. He is a graduate of France’s well respected Ecole Superieure of the Applied Arts and is best known for his multi-media artistic approach to putting on fashion shows which has led many critics to compare his catwalk extravaganzas to modern art installations rather than simple clothing demonstrations.

Connecting Lviv to the World

Issue 33, March 2011.
The arrival of Turkish Airlines in Lviv in 2010 was the strongest indication yet that the West Ukrainian capital had arrived as a major regional tourism and business destination. Over the past year the airline has enjoyed a high profle in Lviv while its reputation for good quality service and excellent international connections has been considerably enhanced.
Tijana Jocic, of Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG

AUSTRIAN INVESTMENT ON THE AGENDA

Issue 33, March 2011.
The Austrian Embassy in Ukraine’s Commercial Section organized a recent business seminar in Lviv on the subjects of Renewable energy, energy efficiency, construction and infrastructure.
Magdalena Patrzyk

Can Lviv attract Shared Service Centres?

Issue 33, March 2011.
Nowadays countries, regions and cities compete in attracting investors to locate their businesses in strategically attractive locations. This global trend certainly applies to Ukraine. Selecting a location for a Shared Service Centre (SSC) is a very complex process and different factors should be consid¬ered, including cost-benefit analysis in the short, medium and long-term perspective. There are numerous examples of cities in Central and Eastern Europe that have proved attractive for multinational companies to locate their Shared Services Centres, e.g. Budapest (Hungary), Krakow (Poland), Bratislava (Slovakia). I would like to address, the question of whether Lviv can develop into a potentially attractive location for setting up SSCs for international companies operating in the CEE region.

Karpaty victory ends Donetsk winning streak

Issue 33, March 2011.
Lviv’s talisman club Karpaty remain on track for a place in next season’s Europa League following a sensational Ukrainian Premier League victory over the all-conquering Galacticos of Shakhtar Donetsk.

HONOURING A LVIV FOOTBALL LEGEND AHEAD OF EURO 2012

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Former Karpaty Lviv midfeld legend Igor Kulchytskiy became Ukraine's 20th ofcial ‘Friend of Euro 2012’ in early March during a ceremony held to coincide with the latest visit to the future Euro 2012 host city from UEFA’s Martin Kallen.

MISS LVIV HOPEFULS FACE CELEBRITY JURY

Issue 33, March 2011.
On March 12 Lviv’s Rafnad People nightclub hosted a glamorous casting call for the upcoming Miss Lviv 2011 contest, which will take place on April 12 at Lviv Opera House.

MAZDA’S NEXT GENERATION IN FOCUS

Issue 33, March 2011.
Ofcial dealer of “Mazda” in Lviv region, company “Zahid Motors” (50 Lypinskogo Str., Lviv) welcomed guests and partners to its salon 5 March for a show-case event entitled ‘Mazda. The Next Generation’.

IVANKA VOYTOVICH EXHIBITION OPEN IN LVIV

Issue 33, March 2011.
On March 3 Lviv’s ‘Svit Kavy’ cofee shop (6 Katedral'na Square) hosted the opening of an exhibition by talented Lviv artist Ivanka Voytovych within the framework of the ‘KavART’ project.

LEOPOLITAN LADIES DEMONSTRATE DRIVING DISCIPLINE

Issue 33, March 2011.
Lviv ladies marked International Women’s Day this March 8 with a fun amateur auto rally organized by the Halytsky Car Club.

RESTAURATEURS DAY IN UKRAINE’S CAFÉ CAPITAL

Issue 33, March 2011.
On February 27 Lviv’s Taron restaurant hosted a culinary celebration dubbed ‘Restaurateur’s Day’ which featured a master class entitled ‘Tasty Istanbul’ representing the delights of Turkish cuisine.

EBA MEMBERS ENJOY PIZZA FEAST

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Mid-February saw members of the West Ukrainian branch of the European Business Association tucking into world-class pizza at Lviv’s ‘La Piazza’ restaurant.

BEAUTIFUL LEOPOLITANS FLOCK TO LFW PREPARTY

Issue 33, March 2011.
On March 6 Rafnad People nightclub welcomed designers, catwalk models and glamorous Leopolitans in general to the Lviv Fashion Week pre-party,

Recipe for Chicken Liver Parfait

Issue 33, March 2011.
Exclusively for Lviv Today readers, Leopolis Hotel Chef Emanuel Wernbacher presents a delicious dish from the hotel’s new Lev Restaurant menu which will be available from early March.