A Ukrainian singer-songwriter living in Russia, writing music about life and love, as well as writing articles about music.
Tanya Balakyrska: a vocalist and composer, originated from Ukraine and
residing in Russia. Tanya is a known Russian and Ukrainian music
journalist as well. Her music style is quite difficult to distinguish:
indie, minimalism, some bits of jazz, pop, lounge and sympho-fusion
are mixed in it, depending on a particular lineup chosen. Tanya writes
music and lyrics, sometimes co-working with a Canadian poet Sienna
Dahlen and using poems by E.E.Cummings.
Tanya performs at numerous international jazz and contemporary music
festivals, prestigious venues of Russia and Ukraine.
Her debut CD was highly acclaimed even before its official
release. Russia’s one of the most influential magazines,
«Stereo&Video», chose «Lviv Sessions» as a featuring CD
for the September 2011 issue, with a large and complimentary
accompanying article. In such a way, the debut Tanya Balakyrska’s
album has been released in 123.000 copies nationwide. It has also
become subject to extended author’s radio programs broadcast interna-
tionally (Estonian Raadio 4, Armenian Radio Van, Russian and Ukrainian
radio stations etc.).