New Era Orchestra is an outstanding independent Ukrainian chamber orchestra with an exquisite distinctive sound, renowned for its ability to achieve a refined balance between classic and contemporary music.

Famous for its innovative and often unexpected concert programs, New Era Orchestra have established themselves as new prominent players on the European music stage

Tatiana Kalinichenko belongs to those people whom I call Mozartians in my imagination. She has a creative spirit inside, which tries to enchant, to dream up this world, and only she knows how to make true the fairy tale her imagination creates.

Ivan Malkovych, poet, publisher

New Era Orchestra was created in 2007 in Kyiv, Ukraine by Tatiana Kalinichenko, who has been a co-founder, an Artistic director and a conductor of the orchestra.

Bringing together talented Ukrainian musicians of a New Generation, Tatiana has gathered the real stars, capable of feeling and delivering finesse of their unique style and manner of performance. The team of the Orchestra actively promotes the extraordinary Ukrainian Soloists of New Generation – Kirill Sharapov (violin), Andrii Pavlov (violin), Artem Poludennyi (cello), Susanna Karpenko (folk singer).

New Era Orchestra led by Tatiana Kalinichenko is renowned for its extraordinary chemistry inside the orchestra. Tatiana is endowed by an exquisite taste and unique musical flair. Her ability to elicit maximal potential of each musician and to make incredible ideas come true is outstanding.

Tatiana Kalinichenko was also the first, who initiated a successful collaboration with world-class superstars, engaging them to perform in Kyiv with the New Era Orchestra. The orchestra has worked with the world’s most renowned Soloists including Joshua Bell (violin, USA), Sarah Chang (violin, USA), Avi Avital (mandolin, Israel-Germany), Maurice Steger (recorder, Switzerland), Christoph Sietzen (percussia, Austria), Kit Armstrong (piano, USA), Andrej Bielow (violin, Ukraine-Germany), Dino Saluzzi (bandoneon, Argentine), Danjulo Ishizaka (cello, Germany), etc.

New Era Orchestra also reveals to Ukrainian audience the names of the composers who have become benchmarks for the world music stage. New Era Orchestra was the first in Ukraine to perform the works of such composers as: John Adams (USA), Philip Glass (USA), Michael Nyman, John Tavener, Max Richter (Great Britain), Avner Dorman (Israel), Iannis Xenakis (France), Takashi Yoshimatsu (Japan), Arturs Maskats (Latvia), etc.

Besides, the orchestra has premiered pieces by Giya Kancheli (Georgia-Belgium), Joaquin Rodrigo (Spain), Yasushi Akutagawa (Japan), Giovanni Sollima (Italy), Vitold Lutosławski and Krzysztof Penderecki (Poland), Dobrinka Tabakova (Bulgaria), Peter Breiner (Slovakia) and others.

New Era Orchestra was the first Ukrainian ensemble who has carved its way to the stage of the one of European most spectacular music festivals. They were first to perform at Switzerland’s internationally acclaimed festival “September Musical”, a breakthrough achieved by Ukrainian musicians for the first time for 73 years of the Festival’s existence. New Era Orchestra is also a frequent guest of the other significant events both at home and abroad.

Recent highlights:


Ukrainian Seasons – is a unique mature project created by Tatiana Kalinichenko at the junction of both classical and Ukrainian folk music, premiered in 2019 at Kyiv Bouquet Stage Festival.

Ancient archetypical Ukrainian tunes in conjunction with classical arrangement by Ukrainian composer Artem Roshchenko and unique timbre and folk manner of performance of Susanna Karpenko have revealed an unexpected perspective and unknown potential of Ukrainian folk music heritage, presented in a classical way.

Musical Bridges project has appeared in 2019 under support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, the Austrian Embassy in Ukraine, the Austrian Cultural Forum in Kyiv and “Believe in Yourself Foundation. The “Musical Bridges” project is working on creating prosperous connections between talented Ukrainian and foreign musicians to make Ukraine a part of the global musical space.

After concert “Musical Bridges” Christoph Sietzen and Ukrainian percussionists: Dmytro Marchenko, Dmytro Iliyn, Oleksandr Tomchuk, Yevhen Ulianov, Bogdan Tomchuk, Ostap Tomchuk.

Forthcoming engagements include Concertos with Maurice Steger (recorder, Switzerland), Daishin Kashimoto (violin, Japan-Germany), Joshua Bell (violin, USA).

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