the instrument and its tradition
Bandura was a formative part of my music education, and has become a meaningful part of my artistic practice.
The instrument itself is a large harp-zither whose origins can be traced back to the 1600s in Ukraine. Sonically, it resembles a harp and a lute or mandolin, and can be played as a solo instrument, or as accompaniment to a vocal part.
As a fourth generation bandurist, I am thrilled to be able to include the bandura's unique sound, this piece of my family history, in my repertoire.
At this time, I offer bandura lessons over Zoom and in person. For more information, contact me by completing this form.
Ukrainian Art Song, "Evensong" by Kyrylo Stetsenko.
Bandura arrangement by Teryn Kuzma
Photo by Micah Gleason
Bandura has a long history and diverse repertoire. Watch the video to the left to hear just a small sample of the instrument's sound.
Learn more about the bandura at these links: