"Zaprosy u sny"/ Invite Me Into Your Dreams is Olya's second album that was recorded in 1994. While working at Soyuzivka, a Ukrainian resort in the Shawangunk mountaineous region of NY, Olya combined forces with Yurko Antoniuk, a superb musician, arranger, and keyboardist from Lviv, Ukraine. They performed these songs throughout the summer and thus this collection came together featuring beautiful Ukrainian folk and contemporary music.
Olya is an accomplished vocalist & bandura instrumentalist who has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years and has been an instructor for the past 15 years. As a first generation Ukrainian-American, Olya’s contemporary musical interpretations preserve her love for traditional Ukrainian song. Olya’s performance credits include seminars at elementary schools, various fundraising events (especially CCRF), concerts and festivals throughout the United States and Canada including the “Razom Festival” in Edmonton, Canada, Liberty State Park Celebrations in NYC, Lincoln Center, Verkhovyna Festival in Glen Spey NY, cabarets in Chicago, Detroit, Soyuzivka, NY and the United Nations International Citizens World Music Concert.
Growing up in NYC Olya is known by many for her various performances and recordings with the Homin Stepiv Bandura Ensemble, the New York Bandura Ensemble’s original NY School of Bandura, the Promin Vocal ensemble and several bands. Olya emerged as a solo vocalist who set out to develop her music creatively and instinctively to reflect traditional Ukrainian concepts with individualized arrangements and flair. Olya incorporates her dancing background into her performances, and currently performs with several dancers promoting her new children’s CD “Shcho za hamir...” (What a rumpus...”). Olya is performing all summer long. Visit www.olyafryz.com for more information.
Olya has to her credit 3 other very popular Ukrainian albums: Zhadaj â€" Remember, Zaprosy u sny â€" Into Your Dreams and Mother’s Lullabies. Now, Olya’s anxiously awaited new recording featuring sing along Ukrainian children’s song’s is finally available! Olya’s talent, enthusiasm and spirit add another dimension to the world of Ukrainian music, which has been her love forever!