Andrii Shkrabiuk

Greek-Catholic musician

Cantor whose main interests are Ukrainian-Slavonic, Greek-Byzantine, Georgian and Armenian chant traditions. He serves as a choir director at the Armenian Cathedral in Lviv (since 2001), as well as a lecturer at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv (since 2006).

Andrii translates Byzantine liturgical texts into Ukrainian and adapts them to early melodies. He is an author of several Polish adaptations such as the Paraklesis to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and the Paraklesis to the Mother of God, he has also led workshops at “Song of Our Roots”, the Early Music Festival in Jarosław.

Listen to his musical adaptation of the Prayer of St. Ambrose:

Read Andrii’s series on the spirituality of Byzantine tones (with browser translation feature). Watch Andrii’s YouTube video introduction to the world of Byzantine liturgy (Polish only):