Bandura

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

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Photo by Micah Gleason

Evensong
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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: 
banduristka.org 

bandura.org