Andrіy Ostapenko is one of bright representatives of Ukrainian guitar school, a laureate of International Competition, Honoured Artist of Ukraine, soloist of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine.
He got his musical education in the Glier Kiev State Musical Institute (class of teachers Filipov and Myhaylenko), Tchaikovsky Kiev State Conservatory (class of Associate Professor Myhaylenko). During studing years, he began active concert activity, appearing in Ukraine and abroad. Since 1993 Andrey Ostapenko has been an artist of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. At first he worked as a member of the Kiev Guitar Quartet, and since 1995 he is a soloist-guitarist of the Philharmonic. In 2001, he continued his education and improvement of performing skills at the Francisco Tarrega International Academy of Guitar with outstanding maestros Paolo Pegoraro and Stefano Viola (Italy). In 2003, after leaving the graduate school of the Tchaikovsky National Musical Academy, he began pedagogical activity for the Academy.
Presently Andrіy Ostapenko combines concert, pedagogical, and public activity successfully. His name is well known in Ukraine and abroad. The repertoire of musician consists of works of composers of different epochs and styles: Bach, Scarlatti, Sors, Giuliani, Lenjani, Moreno-Torroba, Paganini, Albeniz, Turina, Rodrigo, Stetsyun, and Zolkin. He gives many concerts, often appears with symphonic and chamber orchestras.
Andrіy Ostapenko is in command of all possibilities of modern guitar performance. His manner is characterized by organic combination of masterly technique and presentment of all delicacies of sound palette.
Musical interpretations of Andrіy Ostapenko are always rich in content, stylistically accomplished and brightly individual. He belongs to the cohort of musicians, which work hard to perfect their skills. He constantly extends the scopes of the professional activity, aspires to establishing of international communications with the prominent musicians of world in the field of guitar performance.
Andriy Ostapenko is a participant of various guitar festivals and forums, juryman for international and national competitions. He is known as the first performer of new works for guitar of Ukrainian composers. These pieces are successfully presented him at the festivals of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine. He always includes works of Ukrainian composers to programs of his foreign tours (Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Portugal, Great Britain, Spain).
Andriy Ostapenko is the author and one of organizers of the annual international festival of guitar music in Kiev which takes place from 2004. Within the framework of this festival, an International Competition of Guitarists in Ukraine was founded and conducted in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013. It was acknowledged as one of the best artistic events of the year.