Ukrainian-American soprano Teryn Kuzma is a versatile performer and musician of classical, contemporary, musical theater, and folk repertoire.
This summer, she will be featured in the Toronto Summer Music Festival as an “Art of Song” Fellow, and she will perform in the chorus of Don Giovanni with Berkshire Opera Festival. She is thrilled to be joining the artists roster at the Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival with members of her family, including her uncle, esteemed bandurist Julian Kytasty.
Her recent performance credits include the title role of “Vixen” in Leoš Janáček’s opera, The Cunning Little Vixen, and singing Op. 22, Seven Songs for Soprano and Cimbalom in the Bard György Kurtág Festival. Teryn also organized and performed in “Bard Musicians in Support of Ukraine”, a benefit concert which raised over $4,000 in aid for the Help Us Help Charity.
Over the past five years, Teryn has performed as a featured artist with The Ohio Light Opera, Hartford Opera Theater, and the Ukrainian Art Song Project in Toronto. In addition to her emerging singing career, Teryn is also an accomplished instrumentalist on the unique 55-stringed bandura. She is devoted to maintaining the art of the bandura and Ukrainian music by bringing together the unique beauty of bandura and her voice in her solo recitals and special performances.
Originally from Connecticut, she began studying voice at the Hartt School of Music. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Connecticut and is currently pursuing her Masters in the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program (VAP), studying with esteemed faculty members Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Kayo Iwama, and Stephanie Blythe. For more information and upcoming events, visit www.terynkuzma.com