Mariana Sadovska

In her home country she is known as the ‘Ukrainian Bjork’: in her furious performances the singer, actress and composer Mariana Sadovska crosses all borders: Archaic midsummer night invocations, wedding songs and migrant chants from remote villages of rural Ukraine get a singular turn and transmute into contemporary sound that spans from folk to avant-garde. Creating innovative compositions and arrangements in dialogue with ancient traditions, Mariana Sadovska approaches each piece with a fresh and uniquely personal vision. With a voice of impressive power and range her stage presence is a tour de force that oscillates between fragility and defiance.

Born in Lviv, Mariana Sadovska trained as a classical pianist, then worked as a leading actress and theatre composer, eventually spreading her wings internationally. Most recently she has been working on a commission for Kronos Quartet as well as being in demand as a voice teacher, including International Workshop Festival (Israel), Grotowski Intitute ( Poland), University of Kabul (Afghanistan),Harvard University (USA), Princeton University ( USA), New York University ( USA) and the Royal Shakespeare Company.