Drach (born 1965 in Cherkasy, Ukraine) is an influential composer,
singer-songwriter, kobzar and bandurist. He is an active member in the Kyiv
Kobzar Guild. The author of numerous songs in a variety of styles, Drach is
noted in particular for his original psalms in Ukrainian historical folk style.
Drach was educated as a physician (psychiatrist) but gave this profession up in
favor of music. His first instrument was the violin. He went on to become a
prize-winner at many festivals. He
plays kobza, gusli and bandura. Several of his songs were adapted for lute or
torban by Roman Turovsky.