On the occasion of the All-Ukrainian Day of Culture Workers and Masters of Folk Art, two Carpathian artists were awarded honorary titles. For a significant personal contribution to the development of national culture and art, significant creative achievements and high professional skills, the honorary title “People’s Artist of Ukraine” was awarded to Mandryts Natalia Stepanivna and “Honored Artist of Ukraine” – Volodymyr Dmitrievich Kurtyak.
This is stated in the Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 355/2017 “On Celebration of the State Awards of Ukraine on the occasion of the All-Ukrainian Day of Culture Workers and Masters of Folk Art”, signed by Petro Poroshenko on November 8, 2017.
Natalia Mandryka is artistic director, concertmaster of the academic chamber orchestra of Ivano-Frankivsk oblast philharmonic society, and Volodymyr Kurtyak is a composer and singer from Ivano-Frankivsk.