East Warsaw Ensemble

EAST WARSAW ensemble has been singing folk music together since 1999, when the members of the group first met, united by their fascination for the ancient Ukrainian traditions. They have been learning various singing styles from the lecturers and pedagogues from Moscow Gnesini Akademy and Tchaykovsky Music Conservatory, including the members of Ukraininan group Drevo.

EAST WARSAW ensemble has organised and taken part in various cultural projects in Poland and Ukraine; in 2014 its new album was released, containing unique Russian field recordings and East Warsaw studio session. Recently the group participated in big concerts with Polish repertoire (concert in the Royal Castle in Warsaw at Mazurkas of the World festival, as well as in the Warsaw Ethnographic Museum). Moreover East Warsaw ensemble had many times performed in Poland (including festivals: Crossroads Festival in Krakow, Mazurkas of the World in Warsaw, Songs of our Roots in Jarosław, The Oldest Songs of Europe festival in Lublin), and abroad (in Kiev, Rivne, Moscow, Petersburg, Paris, Odense in Denmark, and London).