who we are
The Women’s Bandura Ensemble is a twenty-member bandura and vocal group, driven by their passion for the bandura and the Ukrainian musical tradition, maintaining important cultural motifs while expanding the instrument's horizons. The WBE is composed of women from seven cities in North America, including Toronto, New York, and Chicago.
A fresh, invigorating take on the richness of Ukrainian traditional music... their timbre gives their performance a lyrical, almost mesmerizing quality.""
- Ihor Kowal, conductor of the Christ the King Church choir in Boston.
The mission of the Women’s Bandura Ensemble
is to bring together talented, female bandurists in order to showcase the instrument, maintain musical traditions and to foster new creative directions and artistry.