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Nadia Tarnawsky has been studying Eastern European singing techniques for nearly two decades with leading teachers including Mariana Sadowska, Nina Matvienko, Lilia Pavlovska, Albanian singer Merita Halili and Bulgarian singers Donka Koleva and Maria Bebelekova. In 2002 she received a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship which allowed her to travel to Ukraine to collect folk songs and folklore for a ten week period. Since 2008, she has been teaching Ukrainian village style singing in workshops for the Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York city. Upon moving to Seattle, she and Brandon Vance formed the ensemble Alchymeia.
Nadia Tarnawsky, with Brandon Vance, 2010. photo: Tiffany Meyer.
Nadia Tarnawsky, 2010. photo: Tiffany Meyer.