Ukrainian Orchestra Conductor Murdered By Russian Troops After Refusing to Perform

Yuri Kerpatenko, a Ukrainian orchestra conductor, was shot dead at his home by Russian soldiers, according to the Ukraine Minister of Culture’s Facebook account and reports from The guard. This is believed to be a retaliatory killing after Kerpatenko refused to attend a concert intended to show “enhancing peaceful life” in the occupied city of Kherson. The news of his death became known in Ukraine on Friday.

Kerson-born Kerpatenko, 46, studied at the Kiev Conservatory, an institution co-founded by composer Sergei Rachmaninoff and whose honorary professors include Placido Domingo and Riccardo Muti. In 2000, Kerpatenko became chief conductor of the Kherson Regional Philharmonic, dating back to 1944, and its chamber group Gilea (Gileya). In 2004 he was also appointed director of the Mykola Kulish Music and Drama Theatre.

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Kherson, a port city on the Dnieper River that leads to the Black Sea, was first occupied by Russian forces in March. By May, Kerpatenko’s Facebook page contained messages of defiance against the Russian invasion.

On October 1, the International Music Day, a concert “was intended by the occupiers,” according to Ukraine’s culture ministry, but the conductor “categorically refused to cooperate with the occupiers.”

Corresponding The guard, family members outside of Kherson lost contact with Kerpatenko in September. It is not known when exactly the murder happened.

UK-based Finnish-Ukrainian conductor Dalia Stasevska and keyboardist for The Cure, Roger O’Donnellwere among the first musicians to respond to news of the killing on social media.

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