Playing the bandura excites me because:
I enjoy the challenge of learning new and more difficult repertoire pieces every year! I also really like to play bandura in front of my classmates at school or for any non-Ukrainian audiences who are always amazed with our national instrument.
Favourite bandura song I've learned:
"Ой Заграйте, Музиченьки". This upbeat song makes me think of Ukraine's dance culture. It always cheers me up and makes me want to dance myself! I love the flute solo too!!!
Favourite thing about camp:
Spending time with my friends in our cabins, doing funny and silly things, fashion show night and all the games we play. Bandura camps are the best part of my summer!
If I could play in a duet with any musician in the world, it would be:
My late grandmother, Vira Zelinska, because it would feel so special to be able to play and sing together with her, if she was still alive. I often think about my dear grandma when playing bandura!