about Kyiv Contemporary Music Days

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Who are we

Kyiv Contemporary Music Days (KCMD) is an NGO that functions as an educational and concert platform for contemporary classical music.

What do we do

festivals, concerts of chamber, orchestral and electroacoustic music

public lectures, master-classes and workshops: both for a professional and a wider audience

Our mission

The mission of the KCMD team stands on the idea of forming a community around contemporary music, developing its ecosystem, creating new formats and opportunities for education, professional interaction and professional realization of artists in Ukraine and around the world.

We believe, KCMD is, foremost, about the people, and shortly after it's about the music


Throughout 2015–2021 we did over 150 events in Ukraine, Portugal, and Japan with musicians from around 25 countries.

Among the performers, KCMD worked with are soprano Sarah Maria Sun, Gerald Preinfalk (saxophonist from Klangforum Wien), KONTRA Trio, pianists Ozgür Aydin and Antonii Baryshevskyi, musicians from IEMA—violinist Junya Makino (he’s also a co-founder of KCMD), flautist Yuri Matsuzaki, cellist Milosz Drogowski, Nina Janssen-Deinzer (clarinettist from Ensemble Modern, 2007–2017), and many others.

As for composers, Åke Parmerud, Alla Zagaykevych, Annette Vande Gorne, Jaime Reis, Maxim Kolomiiets, Mehmet Can Özer, Michael Quell, Sergej Newski, Stefan Prins, Svyatoslav Lunyov, and others contributed to our mission by working with us.

Throughout the years, we had the privilege of partnering up with organizations such as Art Ukraine Gallery (Kyiv), Balassi Institut, CelloBello, Word And Voice Theater Centre (Lviv), Closer art club (Kyiv), Collegium Musicum Lviv, Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex (Kyiv), Dias de Música Electroacústica festival (Seia–Lisbon), Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Kyiv), Cultural Center Dom Master Klass (Kyiv), Goethe-Institut, Impuls festival, initiative neue musik berlin, Kyiv Mohyla Business School, Mezzanine club (Kyiv), Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv Concert House, Mishima Contemporary Music Days, Mizhvukhamy cultural institution (Kyiv), Module EXCHANGE, Muzikalkė space (Vilnius), Naked Room gallery (Kyiv), National Music Academy of Ukraine, National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Film Centre, OSTAR Music Network, IZOLYATSIA. Platform For Cultural Initiatives, Port Creative Hub (Kyiv), Synaesthesis (Vilnius), and National Union of Composers of Ukraine.

After Russia's large-scale invasion of Ukraine started, we streamlined our activities into two groups:

  1. Preserve the Ukrainian musical community (both classical and contemporary classical) by supporting Ukrainian classical musicians. To this end, we've started the Support Fund for the Ukrainian classical music community.

  2. Presenting Ukrainian contemporary music and musicians internationally. To this end, we've presented the Portfolio of key actors in the sphere of Ukrainian new music, organized (or participated as guests in) multiple events (live and online) in Europe and North America to present Ukrainian music, shed light on the context in which Ukrainian music finds itself in 2022, on historical events that preceded it, while also presenting the Fund and the needs of Ukrainian musicians based on the analysis of requests to the Fund.

How to get in touch with us?

hello [at] kcmd.eu

Our partners, 2015-21

Goethe Institut Ukraine

Institut Français

Italian Institute of Culture In Ukraine

Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Embassy Of Switzerland In Ukraine

Austrian Cultural Forum

Embassy Of Hungary In Ukraine

Greek Cultural Foundation

Kyiv Mohyla Business School


Naked Room

Docudays UA

Austrian Agency For International Cooperation In Education And Research

Embassy of Portugal in Ukraine

Balassi Institut


Cultural-art And Museum Complex "Art Arsenal"

National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Centre

Art Ukraine Gallery

Port Creative Hub


Education And Culture House "Master Class"

Ukrainian National Composers' Union

National Music Academy Of Ukraine

Collegium Musicum Lviv

Centre "Word And Voice"

Platform For Cultural Initiatives "Izolyatsia"

Mishima Contemporary Music Days

Dias de musica electroacoustica



OSTAR Music Network