Annual international award in the field of culture and art is awarded to Vasyl Popadiuk
General Directorate of the nationwide program “Person of the Year” according to the adoption of the Higher Academic Council of the program decided to award the annual International Prize in the field of culture and art in 2016 to the Honored Artist of Ukraine – Vasyl Popadiuk. The award will be presented during the 21st ceremony award “Person of the Year – 2016” that will be on March 25, 2017.
Vasyl Popadiuk is an Ukrainian violinist, pianist and founder of the band PapaDuke, he travels the world playing music in the styles of world music, latino, gypsy, jazz. He can play 15 musical instruments, has composing talent and has more than 200 concerts a year. Vasyl is well-known in Europe, Africa and the USA. Often performing in Ukraine. Vasyl Popadiuk is Honored Artist of Ukraine (since 2009).
Now Vasyl has a great success. It is believed that he has created his own genre that consist of classic Slavic, folk, gypsy, jazz and popular music. He has unique compositions. All posters around the world say: Ukrainian Virtuoso Violin Vasyl Popadiuk. He is a true ambassador of Ukraine in each country he visits through art. He creates the image of Ukraine.