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Vira’s Interview and Impromptu Show on the Humble & Fred (National) Radio Show – Recorded on April 11th, 2017 in Toronto, Canada

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WELCOME

VIRA BURMENKO

VIRA BURMENKO

Vira is a passionate and talented performer and educator, who is convinced of the healing power of sound, thought and language. Vira is professionally involved in various musical styles and genres, performing a wide ranging repertoire of European and Eastern European Gypsy, Folk, Klezmer, and Popular music; also traditional classical, Persian, and modern new music.

MUSIC

MUSIC

Currently performing with I-Strings Trio/Quartet, made up of her colleagues from York University; Gypsy Flame Show Band; and Baarbad Music. Vira is also an instructor in violin performance, piano and music theory. She composes and arranges music for herself, her colleagues and students.

DANCE

DANCE

My performance is aimed at blurring the boundaries between the ideals of dance and music. All art is one and in uniting music and dance, I demonstrate how leading elements, such as movement, energy, momentum, gesture, phrasing, and breathing in both transcend the disciplinary boundaries.

Composition & Arranging

Composition & Arranging

I enjoy working with small chamber ensembles, unique exciting, exotic and solo instruments. It empowers me to achieve the most effective sound, using modern techniques, with the minimal number of performers. While I also enjoy a big show, that is why I am writing a musical, which will feature dancers, singers, actors, and a chamber orchestra - and will be very theatrical and comic.

ABOUT ME

Vira Burmenko

 

Vira Burmenko immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 2003 from Kiev, Ukraine.

She holds a BFA in Violin Performance and an MA in Music Composition from York University. Vira is a passionate and talented performer and educator, who is convinced of the healing power of sound, thought and language.

Vira is also an instructor in violin performance, piano and music theory. She composes and arranges music for herself, her colleagues and students. Vira is also continuously and actively engaged in self-improvement, self-realization, in a life altering and channeling the healing energy of the sun, through teachings of a newly discovered practice – Ayat. This teaching offers applied means of healing oneself to all human beings.

Vira believes all things in our Universe are connected and interrelated, and that art is the universal expression of perfection. Our lives are a creative process. We are works of art, the creators and creations. We are all and each indeed perfect, divine beings, and realizing it, accessing the right places in our minds is a key to everything.

"The Key to Happiness is fill what’s empty,

empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches."

ALICE ROOSEVELT

MUSIC

"...a woman is a strong, beautiful, vibrant creature. A woman embraces life.
A woman makes choices to make her life better."

GLENN QUAGMIRE FROM FAMILY GUY

BOOK

my_key_to_immortalityMy Key to Immortality: Tuning Your Mind into the Life of Universal Love

My Key to Immortality: Tuning Your Mind into the Life of Universal Love provides the author’s thoughts on various aspects of her life with a purpose to opening the reader’s mind, as a preparation to transitioning one’s consciousness to the next level, while discovering new dimensions of life. These simple realizations decode the “immortality”—eternal life of love and happiness. Since the realization is individual for each human being, the writer refrains from providing definitions and explanations, but rather asks questions, leading you to clues to finding your own treasure and keys to opening new doors. Her examples and the use of language aim to free the mind of routine existence, while you discover your own path to your own immortality and eternal love.

“About a young woman\’s coming to terms with her own senses, truths, and realities, this book brims with the personality and spirit of a newfound voice – unafraid, unique, and unfettered.”
– D. Cuevas

“With dry wit and reference to innumerable subjects, Vira manages to record her journey through a rather high-handed and preachy topic, and make it relatable to the average reader.”
– Sarah Johnston

"Dance so you can hear it and play so you can see it..."

VIRA BURMENKO

PHOTOS

"Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead...
only try to realize the truth. ... There is no spoon."

THE MATRIX

VIDEOS

Three-Mix Vira Violin Feature

Joke Souvenir by Frolov

Joker - In Memory; Robin Williams

Roma Heritage Dance

Roar - Katy Perry - Epic Cover

Nancy Love Premiere Pop Covers

Turkish Roma Dance

Violin Dance at Dundas Square

"Improvisation sessions can go on forever, and sometimes they would, if no one cues the ending. In my mind, this is the key to immortality in our lives."

VIRA BURMENKO

CONTACT VIRA TODAY

Booking Info

Vira is available for bookings and can perform at various events with or without original music throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Vira can also create an original arrangement that can be tailored to meet your musical needs. Contact her today!

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Vira Burmenko