Julian Kytasty is an American composer, singer, kobzar, bandurist, flute player and conductor of Ukrainian descent. His first studies were in the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, in which his father, uncles and grandfather played in and conducted before him. He has been a resident of New York since 1980. With a Masters degree in music from Concordia University in Montreal, Julian’s original compositions and arrangements have entered the standard repertoire of bandurists around the world. A frequent speaker on the bandura and its tradition, Julian has been a guest lecturer at Yale, Harvard, Wesleyan, and the University of California.
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