Antin Paplynsky

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A. Paplynsky

Antin Paplynsky (Ukrainian: Антоній Паплинський (c. 1870-c.1919) was a Kyivan musical instrument maker who crafted banduras from 1905-1918. He was rumoured to have been shot by the Bolsheviks in 1919 or 1920. Paplynsky's instruments had 32-34 strings and were diatonically tuned. He was a popular bandura maker because of the quality of his instruments. In 1909 he received a Grand Prix award at the World Trade Exhibition held in Paris. His instruments were sought after not only in Ukraine, but in Russia and Canada.

Instruments[edit]

Paplynsky's instruments were extremely lightweight and produced a rich and bright sound. Few instruments have survived. Those that have can fetch up to $5000 in private sales.

A postcard from Paplynsky to V. Shevchenko in Moscow detailing the fact that he had sent instruments and textbooks to Canada in 1916.

Sources[edit]

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