A founding member of Quire Cleveland, Nadia Tarnawsky has recently returned to Cleveland and is thrilled rejoin the ensemble. She has been studying Eastern European singing techniques for nearly three decades and has taught Ukrainian village-style singing in workshops for the Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York, Village Harmony, and the Kitka Women’s Ensemble, among others. In 2011, she received a Traditional Arts Fellowship from Artist Trust and an Artist Support Residency from Jack Straw Productions. Nadia sang with Ensemble Hilka of New York in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster in Ukraine. A recording of this repertoire was recently released on the Smithsonian Folkways label.