Shutko was born in 1944 in Uzhgorod. He studied violin with L.Tovt
at Uzhorod Musical College and with prof.D.Lekher at L'viv State
Conservatory. Since 1968 he was a violin teacher at L'viv S.Krushel'nyts'ka
Specialized School. He had more than 50 graduates. A lot of his
students were the winners of national and international competitions.
His students often appears as a soloists with symphony and chamber
orchestras and give recitals. Ivan Shutko was one of the leading
violin teachers in Ukraine. He gave lectures about art of string
Ivan Shutko died in 2003 in L'viv.