Apogee Foundation Scholar Bogdan Dekhtyaruk is shown performing in Uman and Odessa, Ukraine on the highly rated Bach Stradivarius Silver Pro Bb Trumpet provided for his training and career by The Apogee Foundation.
Trumpeter Bogdan Dekhtyaruk was a student of the Demutsky State Music School in Uman (Central Ukraine), when he was discovered by the Foundation in 2005 and selected as the first laureate of the Cherkassy Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts during the 2005/2006 academic year by a joint Apogee-Demutsky jury. He also was selected to receive this award for the 2006/2007 academic year which followed, by virtue of which he also had the opportunity to perform as an Apogee Awards laureate at the Foundation's Odessa International Music Festival in 2006.
As a result of this opportunity, Dekhtyaruk received an Apogee Merit Scholarship enabling him to continue his studies at the Stolyarsky State Music School: the leading music school of its kind in Ukraine.
As a result of his awards and outstanding record of progress, Dekhtyaruk also became a beneficiary of Apogee's Inventory Programs, and is now performing on a Bach Stradivarius 180S43 Silver Pro Bb Trumpet specially selected and acquired for his use by the Foundation.
Among many honors received by Dekhtyaruk have been the Grand Prize at the XVI All Ukraine Competition Dnepr Winds - 2006 and of the 2006 Starchenko All Ukraine Competition for Young Wind Instrumentalists, as well as of The 2005 International Competition "XXI Century Art" Soloists in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2006, Bogdan additionally was awarded the Grand Prize at the International Brasswind Competition in Ternopyl and then also was awarded the highest prize at the New Names All-Ukraine Competition in 2007.