Medusa is a unique chamber-folk quartet that blends the Western string quartet (violin, viola and cello), with Polish knee fiddles, Greek lira, and Swedish Nyckelharpa. We intertwine the sounds of Middle Eastern, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Eastern European music to create something entirely new. The instruments we play on are incredibly rare around the world. There is no other string band in existence with this highly unusual combination of instruments or with such a wide range of repertoire. Made up of musicians both classically trained and immersed in traditional music from different cultures, Medusa brings you an experience like no other.
Medusa made its debut at the Small World Music Festival in 2020, and has since been enthralling and delighting audiences at the BLOK Eastern European Festival (Toronto), the 4elements Living Arts Festival (Manitoulin Island), the Hidden Kingdom Festival (livestream from Bhutan), and the TSO 100th Anniversary Open House at Roy Thomson Hall, among others. Medusa EP is coming out this spring