Rynkova Sviatlana (b. 1985, Gomel). Belarusian composer of mostly chamber music that has been performed in Europe; she is also active as a pianist.
Ms. Rynkova studied composition with Valery I. Karetnikov and piano with Eleonora I. Akhremchik at the Republican College of Music of the Belarusian Academy of Music in Minsk, where she graduated with honors in both subjects in 2004. She has studied composition with Vladimir Korolchyuk and piano with Yury N. Gildyuk at the Belarusian Academy of Music since 2004, where she received a special scholarship in 2007–08. She also attended masterclasses in composition with Biagio Putignano and in piano with Cinzia Falco in Trani in 2006, on a scholarship from the Associazione Domenico Sarro.
Among her honors as a pianist are First Prize in the Art of the 21st Century competition in Kyiv (2004), the Special Prize of the President of Belarus (2005) and Second Prize in the Rocco Rodio competition in Castellana Grotte (2007). Her awards as a composer include Third Prize in the Farbatony competition in Kaniv, Ukraine (2006, for Variations on a Theme of César Franck and Ballade), a special diploma in the Maksim Bogdanovich competition of the Belarusian Academy of Music (2006, for Night), Third Prize in the Maestro competition in Simferopol (2007, for Ballade and The Legend of Lake Naroch), and the Special Prize of the President of Belarus (2008, for her activities in 2006). Her music has been performed in Belarus, Italy and Ukraine, including once each at the Kyiv Music (2007) and Dialogues in Minsk (2007) festivals.
As a pianist, she has performed much 20th- and 21st-century music, as well as baroque, classical and romantic répertoire.