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Luba Zuk, PhD, pianist and educator, is a graduate of McGill University, the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec in Montreal, and the Ukrainian Free University in Munich. She also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and at the University of Alberta Banff School of Fine Arts. She is a professor in the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, and at the Ukrainian Free University in Munich.
Luba Zuk has appeared in solo recitals, as a member of the Luba and Ireneus Zuk piano duo, and with chamber ensembles. She has presented solo concert tours in major cities in Canada and the USA, and her work with the Zuk Piano Duo, which actively promotes Canadian and Ukrainian music and has recorded for the RCI-ACM and SNE labels, has taken her throughout North America, Europe and the Far East, with particularly intense concert activity in Ukraine.
Her solo and ensemble performances are broadcast regularly on CBC Radio, Radio- Canada International and Ukrainian Radio and Television, and she has also performed on Austrian and Polish Radio. Luba Zuk has a special interest in music by Ukrainian composers and has given first performances of many of their solo and chamber works in North America.
In her research, Luba Zuk also focuses on Ukrainian music and her doctoral dissertation deals with piano works by composers of Ukrainian origin residing in Canada and the USA. She is also active as a lecturer on subjects related to Ukrainian music, and as adjudicator at national and international music festivals and competitions in Canada and in Europe.
In recognition of her artistic achievement, the government of Ukraine bestowed a high honour on Luba Zuk: she was awarded a medal and the title "Merited Artist of Ukraine." She has also been awarded the Shevchenko Medal by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.
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