Alfred (Fred) Momotenko-Levitsky (1970) was born in a family of professional artists (actress and choir conductor/musician as parents). He started his musical carrier as xylophone player at a young age at Sochi College of Arts. Later he went to study at Moscow State University of Culture and Arts and after it at the Brabants Conservatory (NL) as a percussionist and mallet performer. At the same time he started to write music for his own applications.

After graduating as a musician, he continues his study as composer under the guidance of professor Alexander Hrisanide, professor Willem Jeths and professor Maino Remmers. As well Alfred Momotenko-Levitsky took many seminars from the professors-composers Roderik de Man, Bob Becker and Vinko Globokar. In 2008 he graduated with distinction for Master of Music degree at Fontys Conservatroium and Sonology, sound-design at Royal Conservatory at The Hague (NL)  

In 2002 he won the first price of the VSB Fund Composition Concourse, de Rode Hoed Amsterdam with the composition 'Drinklied' for voice and vibraphone. For this piece the composer took the original poem from the Dutch writer and poet Gerrit Krol.

In April of the year 2003 the composer and musician was Invited to participate 'The Composers Symposium' at the 'Noord Einde' in Den Hague, the Palace of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Mr. Momotenko-Levitsky was personally received ao by the composer Steve Reich and the formal Queen Beatrix as the guest of the honour.

 

Prizes:

1st prize from the VSB Compositie Prijs 2002 (Amsterdam, NL);

nomination Henriette Bosmans Prize 2006 (Utrecht, NL);

2nd prize for the international 150-Years-of-Music-Technology Composition Competition 2009
(Utrecht, NL);

The EmuFest 2010 Prize (Roma, Italy);

World Music Days 2012 (Ghent, Belgium). 

 

Recent activities:

  • - Festivals: 'November Music' (NL), 'Nederlandse Muziekdagen' (NL), 'World Music Days' (BE), 'Gaudeaumus' (NL), 'Artdanthé (NL, FR), 'EmuFest' (IT), 'Nuovi Spazi Musicali' (IT), 'The Art of Noises (NL)', 'Klassiek op het Amstelveld' (NL);

    - Broadcast: Omroep Brabant, Radio Maasstad, Radio 4, Radio 6, Radio Concertzender, Radio NPS, Dutch TV Program 'Vrije Geluiden' (Amsterdam), European Broadcasting Union (EBU);

    - Opening pieces: 'Het Orgelpark Amsterdam' and 'Kessels Music Instruments Museum', closing piece: Monastery Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Mother of God;

    - Commission for: 'ZaterdagMatinee' (Radio 4) in collaboration with Dutch Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor), conductor Sigvards Kļava (LV), performance November 2017 in Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam.