Born in Kiev, where he graduated from the Pyotr Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Mykola Dyadyura pursued further studies in Warsaw and Vienna. His conducting career began in 1987, when he received the Japan Conductors Association Special Prize at the "Min-On" International Conductors Competition in Tokyo. After the competition, he was invited by Seiji Ozawa for an internship in the United States, where he also studied with the famous Japanese conductor, as well as with Leonard Bernstein and André Previn.
Since 1988, he has been the conductor of the Taras Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine in Kiev, of which he became music director in 2011. There he has led many opera productions, such as Gioachino Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme and Tosca, Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma, Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Heorhiy Ilarionovych Maiboroda’s Yaroslav the Wise, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Mazepa, and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.
Since 1996, he has served as chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, with which he has toured extensively, including Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and Turkey. Since February 2022, he has been the artistic director of the Symphony Orchestra of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz.
Mykola Dyadyura has been honoured with numerous awards, including the title of People’s Artist of Ukraine (1998), L'ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France, 2005), the Taras Shevchenko National Prize (2011) and the Stella d'Italia Cavaliere (Italy, 2015).