Kateryna, Ukraine

Ukrainian artist, singer, bandura perfomer, WMDF veteran  

Kateryna was born in the town of Prypiat in Ukraine. From childhood, she was introduced to traditional Ukrainian music through the indigenous instrument, the bandura. She first visited Japan as a 10-year-old. After formal studying of music in the Ukraine from the age of 16, she returned to Japan in 2008 to further the understanding of Ukranian culture. The bandula is a traditional Ukranian instrument that combines the appearance of a harp with the frets of a guitar. The bandula used by Katerina has over 60 strings and weighs more than 8 kilos. Her performances feature Ukranian traditional music, folk songs and popular songs, as well as Japanese songs. Kateryna is a veteran of the inaugural WMDF (2008), and also the 2010 and 2019 events. We are really looking forward to welcoming her to our 15th anniversary.