Taras Kompanichenko

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Таras Коmpanichenkо

Таras Коmpanichenkо (Ukrainian: Тарас Компаніченко — born in 1969 in Kyiv, Ukraine) is a recording artist, an influential kobzar, bandurist, lutenist, lira player, composer and singer-songwriter.[1] He is an active member of the Kobzarskyi Tsekh (literally "Kobzar guild") as well as of the Early Music ensembles "Chorea Kozacka" and "Sarmatica". He was an active participant in the Orange Revolution that took place in Ukraine from November 2004 to January 2005 as well as Euromaidan 2013-2014. He is laureate of the Vasyl Stus Prize.

Originally trained as a painter and an art historian, he gave up this profession in favor of music.

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