Ukrainian composer of orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been performed all across Europe to high praise.
In 1987 he graduated in history from the Kharkiv State University. From 1989 he studied composition privately with Alexander Shchetynsky, then continued studying in his composition class at the Kharkiv Art Institute, from which he graduated in 1995.
From 1985-1991 Mr. Pilyutikov taught history at a secondary school and from 1991-1998 he taught composition at a children's music school in Kharkiv. Since 1999 he has lived in Kyiv, where he became the founder and artistic director of the Ensemble Ricochet - a group of young Ukrainian musicians performing modern and contemporary music. In 2000 he was appointed the director of the International Youth Music Forum in Kyiv - the festival held by the National Ukrainian Composers' Union.
In 1993 his work VOICES OF THE RIVERS for soprano and five players was selected for the final round of the GAUDEAMUS Composers Competition and performed by the XENAKIS ENSEMBLE (Holland) in Amsterdam at the GAUDEAMUS MUSIC WEEK 1993. His music has been performed at the international festivals TAGE FÜR NEUE MUSIK, Zurich (1998), the YOUTH MUSIC FORUM, Kyiv (1993-94, 1998, 2000), CONTRASTS, Lviv (1997, 1999-2000), and the KYIV TRAVNEVY (1999). In addition, his works have been programmed at TWO DAYS AND TWO NIGHTS, Odessa (1999), MUSIC PREMIERES OF THE SEASON, Kyiv (1999), MUSICA NOVA, Sofia (1999), the MEDNARODNI FESTIVAL NOVE, Slovenia (1999), and the International Festival of Contemporary Music XXI PERSPECTIVES, Armenia (2000). His works have also been heard in the concert series NEW MUSIC in Kharkiv (1996), and at concerts in Switzerland, Poland, Germany, and Ukraine.
Among the performers of his music are the "Ensemble für Neue Musik Zurich", the Ensemble Ricochet, the Ensemble Cluster, the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, soloists of the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, the French saxophonist Marc Sieffert, and the Swiss pianist Dominic Blüm. In addition, the German musicians Christoph Kirschke (saxophone), Solange B'lazy (cello) and Peter Hoffmann, the Kyiv Saxophone Quartet, the Ensemble Archi, and the American saxophonists Jessica Maxfield and Paula Van Regenmorter have all performed his works.
At the Ukrainian competition for young composers GRADUS AD PAMASSUM (1994) he was awarded the 1st Prize for VARIATIONS for viola, in 2000 his SONATA for saxophone received a diploma as a compulsory piece at the International Competition of Saxophonists, Selmer-Paris, Ukraine.
"ZIGZAGS" for percussion and piano : 10'
SONATA for cello and piano : 9'
"NYTKA" (Thread) for oboe solo : 7'
"BALL" for 10 saxophones : 11'
"THE BOOK OF CHANGES" for string orchestra : 22'
QUARTET for flute (soprano/piccolo/alto flute), percussion, cello, piano : 18'
SAXOPHONE QUARTET : 9'
CONCERTO for clarinet solo and symphony orchestra : 18'
"RAMBLING LANDSCAPE" for cello solo : 6'
"CANTUS SUPRA LIBRUM" for symphony orchestra : 13'
SONATA for bassoon solo : 8'
"DANCES" for clarinet and piano : 6'
VARIATIONS for viola solo : 8'
QUARTET for clarinet, violin, cello, piano : 18' - (MP3)
SONATA for alto saxophone solo : 9'
SEXTET for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion : 13' - (MP3)
"TETE-A-TETE" for flute and clarinet : 9
TRIO for tenor saxophone, cello, piano : 10'
"HRAJTE V HRY" ("PLAY THE GAME") for piano : 8'
CONCERTO for 16 performers (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion - 2, harp, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass) : 7'
SONATA for percussion : 10'
"TIN'" ("Shadow") for chamber orchestra : 8'
"AB OVO" on verses by A. Rimbaud for mixed choir : 13'
"HOLOSY RICHOK" ("Voices of the Rivers") for soprano, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, viola, piano : 12'
"FROM JAPANESE POETRY", song-cycle on texts by contemporary Japanese poets
for bass, piano, percussion : 15'
"MONOLOGUE" for clarinet solo : 4'