Yurko is a master of traditional Ukrainian kobza-kind musical instruments. He makes wheel fiddles (a hurdy-gurdy), starosvitska (smaller) banduras, Veresayev kobzas and krylovidni (“wing-shaped”) gusli – an ancient string musical instrument. The master can play the lyre and bandura. He is a member of Kyiv kobza workshop. Yurko was born in Kyiv and lives there at present, too.