With the Redwood Library & Athenaeum and our generous sponsors, the Jamestown Ukraine Relief Project (JURP) is proud to present

Teryn Kuzma, Soprano/Bandurist

Benefit Concert for Ukraine

Sunday, May 21, 3 PM

Redwood Library & Athenaeum
50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport

All proceeds will benefit the Jamestown Ukraine Relief Project

$20 per ticket

Seating is limited

About the Artist

Ukrainian-American soprano Teryn Kuzma is a versatile performer and musician of classical, contemporary, musical theater, and folk repertoire.

Most recently, she sang her Masters Degree recital, “Songs of Strength”, on April 23rd at Bard Conservatory, and sang the role of “Celia” in Iolanthe with the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program (VAP). In the last few months of 2022, she won first place in MIOpera’s International Vocal Competition in their University Division. Her 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.

Over the past five years, Teryn has performed as a featured artist with The Ohio Light Opera, Hartford Opera Theater, UConn Opera Theater, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Berkshire Opera Festival, and the Ukrainian Art Song Project in Toronto.

Since the escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War in February of 2022, she has taken part in over a dozen benefit concerts for humanitarian aid, in addition to organizing and performing in “Bard Musicians in Support of Ukraine”, a student-led concert which raised over $4,000 in aid for the Help Us Help Charity.

In addition to her emerging singing career, Teryn is also devoted to maintaining the art of the bandura and Ukrainian music. In these solo recitals and special performances, she brings together the unique beauty of bandura with her voice.

Last summer, she joined the Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival artists roster as a singer and bandurist with her sister (Alina Kuzma of the Ukrainian folk band “Korinya”) and uncle, esteemed bandurist Julian Kytasty.

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 will soon graduate with her Masters from the Bard Graduate VAP. There, she studies with esteemed faculty members Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Kayo Iwama, and Stephanie Blythe.

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