Ihar Komar

Ihar Komar (Belarus) is the Lecturer at the Department of Composition, Dean of the Faculty of Training and Retraining of the Belarusian State Academy of Music. He graduated from the composition department, being a student of the Honored Artist of the Republic of Belarus, Professor Galina Gorelova. In 2018 within the framework of the European credit mobility program Erasmus+ he studied at the “Jazeps Vitols” Academy of Music of Latvia by the supervision of Associate Professor Janis Petrashkevich. Currently he is a post-graduate student of the Department of Music Theory of the Belarusian State Academy of Music.

Ihar Komar is the scholarship holder of the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus to support talented youth. He is the winner of a special prize from the publishing house Chant du Monde: Prize named after V.Ya.Shebalin. He is also a repeated participant of the International Review of Composers in Belgrade.

About the piece

The image of the composition Lavender field after a thunderstorm… was inspired by the work of my professor Galina Gorelova. An unobtrusive landscape is recreated in front of us. We hear the sounds of the last drops of rain, thunderstorms receding into the distance and the echoes of shepherd’s bells.

I created this work under the impression of the beauty of the lavender field. I imagined how it looks during a fresh spring thunderstorm which brings life-giving moisture and marks the arrival of warmth and new life. At the same time, ordinary rural life goes on as usual in the distance. People graze cattle and go about their daily affairs. Such a landscape seems to me both romantic and fragile. This is one of those moments when you want to breathe deeply and absorb every moment of this idyll.