Larissa Burak (Ukrainian: Лариса Буряк, *1968 Khorostkiv, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine) – is a Ukrainian-Australian bandurist and mezzo-soprano singer, concert musician, soloist, and choir conductor who lives in Sydney, Australia. Since completing her Master of Education at the University of Sydney Larissa now teaches classical music and bandura at the Australian Institute of Music.
Studies and career
Burak completed her Masters degree in Music at the Kiev Conservatory in Ukraine in 1992. She has performed in numerous festivals in Ukraine and Western Europe, including Latvia, Estonia, Germany and France. She has recorded with the SBS Radio and Television in Australia, to which she relocated, and has appeared in numerous venues there. Musica Viva Australia, Cafe Carnivale. Among her more notable performances, in 1993 she was a laureate of the all-Ukrainian Bandura Festival and in 1994 played the bandura in Brussels with Roman Hrynkiv at the “All the World's Violins” Festival. She has led workshops in singing and music at the Sydney Children's choir.
Notes and references
- Larissa Burak and Lulu Liu trio. Musicaviva.com.au (24 October 2011). Retrieved on 21 January 2012.
- Larissa Burak at the Australian Institute of Music. Aim.edu.au. Retrieved on 21 January 2012.
- Performer Bios for the 2007 Cobargo Folk Festival. None. Retrieved on 21 January 2012.
- 'Larissa Burak, Lucy Voronov & Anatoli Torjinski. Musicaviva.com.au (24 October 2011). Retrieved on 21 January 2012.
- Cafecarnivale. Sydney.edu.au (31 October 2011). Retrieved on 21 January 2012.
- Cafe Carnival. B.abc.net.au (3 June 2010). Retrieved on 21 January 2012.
- Larissa Burak's performances. Artgallery.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved on 21 January 2012.
- Art Gallery Concerts[dead link]
- 'Ляриса Ковальчук-Буряк – Бандуристка з України в Австралії' ("Larissa Kovalchuk-Burak – bandurist from Ukraine in Australia") / «Bandura» January–April 1997 № 59–60, New York. Bandura.net. Retrieved on 21 January 2012.
- Selection of songs, including bandura pieces from the Festival
- 'About the Music' workshops. Sydneychildrenschoir.com.au. Retrieved on 21 January 2012.