Tetyana Hryhorivna Liberman, known professionally as Tina Karol, is a Ukrainian singer and television presenter. She represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song "Show Me Your Love", placing seventh. Karol has since become a mentor on The Voice of Ukraine. Born on 25 January 1985 to a Ukrainian mother and Ukrainian Jewish father in Orotukan, Magadan Oblast, Russian Far East. Karol moved to Ukraine at the age of six, her father, Grigoriy Liberman was from Ukraine. Karol confessed in 2006 she felt discriminated against in school because of her Jewish last name, she is fluent in both Russian. As a teenager Karol performed for four years with the dancing ensemble at the Kiev branch of the Jewish Agency, her repertoire included songs in Hebrew and in Yiddish. In 2000 she with this ensemble travelled to the United States, where the group’s appearances raised money for Jewish Agency for Israel programs in Ukraine. In her fourth year, she was awarded a scholarship by the Verkhovna Rada.
Karol has participated in numerous youth, regional and Jewish singing contests as well as musicals and theatrical shows. Karol became the soloist of the Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces as well as a television personality. In 2005 she took a less Jewish stage name. In 2006 she commented on this "It was a part of my agreement with the producers, but, to be honest, I am glad I changed my name. I felt like it hindered me in my life”. In 2006 Karol won at the casting for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song "I Am Your Queen" and therefore represented Ukraine at the event finishing 7th, scoring 145 points, with a revised version of the song entitled "Show Me Your Love". In 2006, Tina Karol released her debut album Show Me Your Love, another album entitled Nochenka, with some of the songs of the first album in Russian and Ukrainian. In 2006, she started studying by correspondence at the National Aviation University in Kiev. In 2006, she participated in the United Nations's Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS campaign against HIV/AIDS in Ukraine.
In 2007, she released her new album Polyus Prityazheniya and wrote a fairy tale, Pautinka, a story about a caterpillar, portraying the show business as Tina has experienced it. Philipp Kirkorov, Alla Pugacheva and Verka Serduchka all have "parts" in the story. On 16 January 2009, Viktor Yushchenko awarded Karol the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine. In October 2009 she was ranked 92nd in a top 100 of "most influential women in Ukraine" compiled by experts for the Ukrainian magazine Focus. In February 2009, she received the Most Beautiful Singer of Ukraine of 2008 award from the organizers of the beauty contest Miss Ukraine Universe-2009. In February 2009, for the second time, she received the title "The Most Beautiful Woman of Ukraine" according to the readers of the glossy edition VIVA!. The premiere of the new song "Do not be afraid, boy" was held there. In March 2009, two songs - "U neba poprosim" from the album "Pole of Attraction" and a new composition "Lyubol" - became soundtracks for two television series.
In the spring of 2011, together with Sergei Lazarev and the duo Alibi became the host of the music project "Maidan's" on the Ukrainian TV channel Inter. In the fall of 2012, she served as a contestan coach on Ukrainian reality talent show The Voice Kids on 1+1 TV channel, in the spring of 2013 she went on the third season of The Voice on 1+1 TV channel as a coach. On November 24, 2013, Tina Karol's all-Ukrainian tour kicked off with the solo tour Syla kokhannya ta holosu, which ended in late February 2014. On February 6, 2014, the fifth album Pomnyu was released. On February 14 the premiere of the film "The Power of Love and the voice" was held, based on the show of the same name March 26, 2014, won the award "Yuna" in the nomination "The best singer of the year." June 1, 2014 opened a charity fund to help cancer patients Polyus prityazheniya. In 2014, the release of the single "My ne ostanemsya druzyami" was released, in the same year a music video for this song was released. In 2015, a video for the song "Ya vsyo eshhyo lyublyu" appeared on the screens, in the same year she went on a tour with her team in the cities of Ukraine with the performance "Ya vsyo eshhyo lyublyu".
In winter of 2015, Karol came back as a coach on the second season of The Voice Kids the winner of that season was on her team. On the show, she released Ukraina -- ce ty. Latter a video with contestants from the show was released. In spring 2015, she came back as a coach on the fifth season of "The Voice. March 25, 2015, won the national award Yuna in the nomination "Best performer". April 28, 2015, on the anniversary of the death of her husband Eugene Ogir, released a single "Thank you" November 26, 2015, won the M1 Music Awards in the category "Best singer". In winter 2015, she became a star coach in the vocal show on the 1+1 TV channel “The Voice – Season 6”. In autumn 2016 she became a star coach in the vocal show "The Voice Kids." January 22, 2017, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko awarded Tina Karol the title of "People's Artist of Ukraine". In winter 2017 she became the star coach in the vocal show "The Voice - Season 7" on 1+1 TV channel. On 15 June 2008 Tina married her producer Eugeny Ogir.
On 18 November 2008 Karol gave birth to their only child, a son named Veniamin Ogir. Tina's husban
Zlata Leonidivna Ognevich, is a Ukrainian singer and a former deputy of Verkhovna Rada. She represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö with the song "Gravity". Ognevich attempted to represent Ukraine at the Contest in 2010 and 2011. Ognevich was born in 1986 in Murmansk to Ukrainian parents, she grew up in the Crimean city of Sudak. At age 18, Ognevich moved to Kiev, where she resides, to pursue a higher music education. Ognevich is a graduate of Kiev's Rheingold M. Glière Music College. During her third year at Rheingold she began working with live bands and did her own promotional work. Ognevich in interviews has claimed she has lived in "many cities and countries". Ognevich is a soloist of Dance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Ognevich made her first attempt to enter the Eurovision Song Contest with Ukraine, her song was "Tiny Island". In 2011, she made her second unsuccessful attempt to represent Ukraine in the contest; this time the song was in the Ukrainian language. Her song was "The Kukushka".
Following complaints from viewers about the voting procedure in that years final, a new final was to be held on 3 March 2011, But after Jamala and Ognevich withdrew from this new final in the days before it was scheduled to be held, Mika Newton became the artist to represent Ukraine. On 23 December 2012, Zlata made her third attempt to represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest, by entering the Ukrainian national selection Evrobachennya 2013 - Natsionalyni vidbir with the song "Gravity". After scoring maximum points from both the jury and televote, Ognevich won the right to represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. At the competition, Ukraine qualified from the first semi-final on 14 May 2013, placing 3rd in a field of 16 songs and scoring 140 points. In the final, Ognevich and "Gravity" placed 3rd, scoring 214 points and receiving 12 points from Armenia, Belarus and Moldova. Ognevich hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 on November 30 along with Timur Miroshnychenko.
Ognevich announced the voting results from Ukraine during the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. In August 2014, Ognevich released her own version of Ukraine's national anthem "Shche ne vmerla Ukraina". In the 26 October 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election Ognevich was a candidate of Radical Party. According to Radical Party leader Oleh Lyashko Ognevich was on the party list because "I understand that in the imagination of people a parliamentarian is jowly, old and stupid. I want in Parliament young, beautiful". In the election her party won 22 seats and thus Ognevich was elected into parliament. In parliament she focused on cultural issues and copyright issues. Ognevich was present at 57% of all parliamentary sessions during her tenure in parliament. On 10 November 2015, Ognevich submitted a letter of resignation to parliament. In her resignation speech to parliament of the same day, she stated: "Now I see that when there is no culture it’s easier to rule and manipulate people. That’s why in these circumstances, as cultural activist, I’m not helpful to this parliament…".
In the speech, she accused her former colleagues of serving lobbyist interests and not the general public. Five months after the March 2014 annexation of Crimea by Russia, Ognevich called the annexation "a painful tragedy" and stated that her parents, who continue to live in Crimea, would not obtain Russian citizenship. During the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine Ognevich and fellow Ukrainian singers Anastasia Prikhodko raised money for the 72nd Guards Mechanized Brigade. Official website
Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz was an American classical pianist and composer born in the Russian Empire. He was acclaimed for his virtuoso technique, his tone color, the excitement engendered by his playing, he is recognized as one of the greatest pianists of all time. Vladimir Horowitz was born in Kyiv, Russian Empire. There are unsubstantiated claims that Horowitz was born in Berdychiv, but his birth certificate unequivocally states Kiev as his birthplace. Horowitz was the youngest of four children of Samuil Horowitz and Sophia Bodik, who were assimilated Jews. Samuil was a well-to-do electrical engineer and a distributor of electric motors for German manufacturers. Horowitz's grandfather Joachim was a merchant, belonging to the 1st Guild, which exempted him from having to reside in the Pale of Settlement. Horowitz was born in 1903, but in order to make him appear too young for military service so as not to risk damaging his hands, his father took a year off his son's age by claiming he was born in 1904.
The 1904 date appeared in many reference works during the pianist's lifetime. Horowitz's uncle Alexander was a close friend of Alexander Scriabin; when Horowitz was 10, it was arranged for him to play for Scriabin, who told his parents that he was talented. Horowitz received piano instruction from an early age from his mother, herself a pianist. In 1912 he entered the Kiev Conservatory, where he was taught by Vladimir Puchalsky, Sergei Tarnowsky, Felix Blumenfeld, his first solo recital was in Kharkiv in 1920. Horowitz's fame grew, he soon began to tour Russia, where he was paid with bread and chocolate rather than money, due to the economic hardship caused by the Civil War. During the 1922–23 season, he performed 23 concerts of eleven different programs in Petrograd alone. Despite his early success as a pianist, Horowitz maintained that he wanted to be a composer and undertook a career as a pianist only to help his family, who had lost their possessions in the Russian Revolution. In December 1925, Horowitz emigrated to the West, ostensibly to study with Artur Schnabel in Berlin but secretly intending not to return.
The 22-year-old pianist stuffed American dollars and British pound notes into his shoes to finance his initial concerts. On December 18, 1925, Horowitz made his first appearance in Berlin, he played in Paris and New York City. Horowitz was selected by Soviet authorities to represent Ukraine in the inaugural 1927 International Chopin Piano Competition in Poland, but he had decided to stay in the West and thus did not participate. Horowitz gave his United States debut on January 1928, in Carnegie Hall, he played Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 under the direction of Sir Thomas Beecham, making his U. S. debut. Horowitz said that he and Beecham had divergent ideas about tempos and that Beecham was conducting the score "from memory and he didn't know" the piece. Horowitz's rapport with his audience was phenomenal. Olin Downes, writing for The New York Times, was critical about the tug of war between conductor and soloist, but credited Horowitz with both a beautiful singing tone in the second movement and a tremendous technique in the finale, calling his playing a "tornado unleashed from the steppes".
In this debut performance, Horowitz demonstrated a marked ability to excite his audience, an ability he maintained for his entire career. Downes wrote, "it has been years since a pianist created such a furor with an audience in this city." In his review of Horowitz's solo recital, Downes characterized the pianist's playing as showing "most if not all the traits of a great interpreter." In 1933, he played for the first time with the conductor Arturo Toscanini in a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5. Horowitz and Toscanini went on to perform together many times, in recordings. Horowitz settled in the U. S. in 1939 and became an American citizen in 1944. He made his television debut in a concert taped at Carnegie Hall on February 1, 1968, broadcast nationwide by CBS on September 22 of that year. Despite rapturous receptions at recitals, Horowitz became unsure of his abilities as a pianist. On several occasions, the pianist had to be pushed onto the stage, he withdrew from public performances from 1936 to 1938, 1953 to 1965, 1969 to 1974, 1983 to 1985.
In 1926, Horowitz performed on several piano rolls at the Welte-Mignon studios in Germany. His first gramophone recordings were made in the United States in 1928 for Victor. Horowitz's first European-produced recording, made by His Master's Voice, RCA Victor's London based affiliate in 1930, was of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Albert Coates and the London Symphony Orchestra, the world premiere recording of that piece. Through 1936, Horowitz continued to make recordings in the UK for HMV of solo piano repertoire, including his famous 1932 account of Liszt's Sonata in B minor. Beginning in 1940, Horowitz's recording activity was again concentrated in the US; that year, he recorded Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, in 1941, the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, both with the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Toscanini. In 1959, RCA Victor issued the live 1943 performance of the Tchaikovsky concerto with Horowitz and Toscanini. During Horowitz's second retirement, which began in 1953, he made a series of recordings in his New York City townhouse, including LPs of Scriabin and Clementi.
Horowitz's first stereo
Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine
Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine or Kiev Conservatory is a Ukrainian state institution of higher music education. Its courses include postgraduate education; the Kiev Conservatory was founded on 3 November 1913 at the Kiev campus of the Music College of the Russian Musical Society. The organization of the conservatory was spearheaded by Alexander Glazunov; the first directors were Reinhold Glière. In 1925, the junior classes were separated from the conservatory to form a Music College, while the senior classes were merged into the private Music and Drama Institute of Mykola Lysenko. Viktor Kosenko taught at both institutions; the conservatory was revived when Kiev once again became the capital of Ukraine in 1934. The Music and Drama Institute of Mykola Lysenko was dissolved and its music department was merged back with the Music College, while the drama department served as the basis for creation of the Kiev State Theater Institute of Les Kurbas. In 1938, the conservatory received the Order of Lenin award.
In 1940, the conservatory was named after Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. In 1995, the President of Ukraine elevated the conservatory's status, renamed it the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine; the conservatory occupies a building built in the 1890s as the Hotel Continental. The building was destroyed during World War II, but was rebuilt in 1955, at which point a concert hall was added, it is located on Horodetsky street 1/3. 1913–1914 Vladimir Pukhalskiy 1914–1920 Reinhold Glière 1920–1922 Felix Blumenfeld 1922–1926 Kostiantyn Mykhailov 1926–1934 unknown 1934–1948 Abram Lufer 1948–1954 Oleksandr Klymov 1954–1968 Andriy Shtoharenko 1968–1974 Ivan Lyashenko 1974–1983 Mykola Kondratyuk 1983–2004 Oleg Tymoshenko 2004– 2018 Volodymyr Rozhok 2018– Maksym Tymoshenko Official site of the conservatory
Kostyantyn Mykolayovych Bocharov, better known by his stage name Mélovin, is a Ukrainian singer and songwriter. He first came to prominence after winning season six of X-Factor Ukraine, he represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, with the song "Under the Ladder". Bocharov was born in Odessa to parents Mykolay Valentyna Bocharova, he became interested in music at a young age, as a child would put on and perform in concerts at his school. He began attending a music school, but left before graduating, he subsequently enrolled in a theatre school. Bocharov never got onto the televised show, he passed his audition for the show's sixth season in 2015. He advanced through the competition and was declared the winner. Following the show's completion, he went on a tour of Ukraine along with the show's other finalists. In 2016, he released his debut single "Ne odinokaya". On 17 January 2017, Bocharov was announced as one of the 23 competitors in Vidbir 2017, the Ukrainian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, with the song "Wonder".
Bocharov competed in the third semi-final on 18 February 2017, where he placed second and qualified to the final as one of the top two finishers. In the semi-final, he received the highest number of televotes from the Ukrainian public but only placed fourth with the jury consisting of Konstantin Meladze and Andriy Danylko; the final was held on 25 February 2017. Bocharov placed third, after receiving the highest number of televotes from the Ukrainian public again, but placing second-to-last with the jury; the following year, Bocharov confirmed his return to Vidbir on 16 January 2018 after being confirmed as one of the 18 competing acts in Vidbir 2018 with the song "Under the Ladder". He competed in the second semi-final on 17 February 2018, where he qualified to the final as one of the top three finishers, placing first with the highest number of televotes from the Ukrainian public and second-highest number of jury votes from the jury consisting of Jamala and Eugene Filatov, he won the final on 24 February and thus represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.
He placed 17th in the voting in Eurovision Song Contest 2018 final, gaining only eleven points from juries of 43 countries and 119 points from televiewers all around the world. After Eurovision 2018, he went on to release his new single "That's your role," which has had many views on Youtube. MÉLOVIN Official Website
Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and most populous city of Ukraine, located in the north-central part of the country on the Dnieper. The population in July 2015 was 2,887,974. Kiev is an important industrial, scientific and cultural center of Eastern Europe, it is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions, world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and developed system of public transport, including the Kiev Metro; the city's name is said to derive from the name of one of its four legendary founders. During its history, one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, passed through several stages of great prominence and relative obscurity; the city existed as a commercial centre as early as the 5th century. A Slavic settlement on the great trade route between Scandinavia and Constantinople, Kiev was a tributary of the Khazars, until its capture by the Varangians in the mid-9th century. Under Varangian rule, the city became a capital of the first East Slavic state.
Destroyed during the Mongol invasions in 1240, the city lost most of its influence for the centuries to come. It was a provincial capital of marginal importance in the outskirts of the territories controlled by its powerful neighbours; the city prospered again during the Russian Empire's Industrial Revolution in the late 19th century. In 1917, after the Ukrainian National Republic declared independence from the Russian Empire, Kiev became its capital. From 1921 onwards Kiev was a city of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, proclaimed by the Red Army, from 1934, Kiev was its capital. During World War II, the city again suffered significant damage, but recovered in the post-war years, remaining the third largest city of the Soviet Union. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union and Ukrainian independence in 1991, Kiev remained the capital of Ukraine and experienced a steady migration influx of ethnic Ukrainians from other regions of the country. During the country's transformation to a market economy and electoral democracy, Kiev has continued to be Ukraine's largest and richest city.
Kiev's armament-dependent industrial output fell after the Soviet collapse, adversely affecting science and technology. But new sectors of the economy such as services and finance facilitated Kiev's growth in salaries and investment, as well as providing continuous funding for the development of housing and urban infrastructure. Kiev emerged as the most pro-Western region of Ukraine where parties advocating tighter integration with the European Union dominate during elections. Kiev is the traditional and most used English name for the city; the Ukrainian government however uses Kyiv as the mandatory romanization where legislative and official acts are translated into English. As a prominent city with a long history, its English name was subject to gradual evolution; the early English spelling was derived from Old East Slavic form Kyjevŭ. The name is associated with that of the legendary eponymous founder of the city. Early English sources use various names, including Kiou, Kiew, Kiovia. On one of the oldest English maps of the region, Moscoviae et Tartariae published by Ortelius the name of the city is spelled Kiou.
On the 1650 map by Guillaume de Beauplan, the name of the city is Kiiow, the region was named Kÿowia. In the book Travels, by Joseph Marshall, the city is referred to as Kiovia; the form Kiev is based on Russian orthography and pronunciation, during a time when Kiev was in the Russian Empire. In English, Kiev was used in print as early as in 1804 in the John Cary's "New map of Europe, from the latest authorities" in "Cary's new universal atlas" published in London; the English travelogue titled New Russia: Journey from Riga to the Crimea by way of Kiev, by Mary Holderness was published in 1823. By 1883, the Oxford English Dictionary included Kiev in a quotation. Kyiv is the romanized version of the name of the city used in modern Ukrainian. Following independence in 1991, the Ukrainian government introduced the national rules for transliteration of geographic names from Ukrainian into English. According to the rules, the Ukrainian Київ transliterates into Kyiv; this has established the use of the spelling Kyiv in all official documents issued by the governmental authorities since October 1995.
The spelling is used by the United Nations, European Union, all English-speaking foreign diplomatic missions, several international organizations, Encarta encyclopedia, by some media in Ukraine. In October 2006, the United States Board on Geographic Names unanimously voted to change its standard transliteration to Kyiv, effective for the entire U. S. government, although'Kiev' remains the BGN conventional name for this city. The alternate romanizations Kyyiv and Kyjiv are in use in English-language atlases. Many major English-language news sources like the BBC, The New York Times continue to prefer Kiev, but others have adopted Kyiv in their style guides, including The Economist and The Guardian. Kiev, one of the oldest cities of Eastern Europe, played a pivotal role in the development of the medieval East Slavic civilization as well as in the modern Ukrainian nation. Scholars debate as to period of the foundation of the city: some date the founding to the late 9th century, other historians