was choirmaster of the Lviv
Theatre of Opera and Ballet, an instructor of conducting at the Lviv Conservatory
and conductor of several choirs in Lviv before coming to New York in 1991 to take on the challenging task of musical director and conductor of the Dumka Chorus.
Mr. Hrechynsky, who holds a degree in choral conducting and choral music from the Lviv Conservatory, completed advanced studies in conducting at the Moscow Conservatory.
He holds a Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, NJ.