Autumn Nostalgia / Золотая осень - favourite Russian & Soviet songs
with Daria Kulesh (vocal) & Marina Osman (piano)
Back by popular demand, a special concert of golden Russian "oldies" from the thoroughly modern Daria Kulesh (vocal) and Marina Osman (piano) to replace seasonal blues with the warm glow of "golden autumn" (as the Russians like to call this season).
Including sing-along favourites from Ryazanov films (Я спросил у ясеня; У природы нет плоxой погоды) to the best Anna German numbers (Один раз в год сады цветут; Эxо любви) and bard songs (Вальс Бостон; Как молоды мы были).
Praise for Daria Kulesh:
'One of the most refined and enjoyable voices around' Folk All
'Her mystery and exoticism make her unique' R2 Magazine
'Haunting and enigmatic' Sunday Times
'Sweet singing' Telegraph
Daria Kulesh - Russian-born but now settled near London - combines a "refined and cut glass crystal voice" with strong Russian heritage, conjuring a beguiling romanticism. Her debut solo album, Eternal Child' was described as "phenomenal" by FATEA Magazine and named 'Album of the Month' and Runner Up in ‘Best Album of 2015 from a Female Artist’ by FolkWords, among numerous other accolades. From performing in a resident band at an Irish pub next to the Kremlin to singing at a charity gala at the former Moscow Governor's palace; from busking in Nova Scotia, Canada to playing at Cambridge Folk Festival and the Southbank Centre, Daria's musical and personal journey is turbulent and varied - and her vibrant, soulful performances reflect that.
Marina Starastsenkava Osman, originally from Belarus, is a graduate of Belarussian State Conservatoire. An accomplished performer as well as teacher, she was awarded a badge "For contribution to the cultural evolution of Belarus" by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus in 2008. In 2007, she was a judging panel member at International Chamber Ensembles Competition 'Nova music' in Latvia. She has also performed in Poland, Germany, Lithuania and Russia, having recorded several programs for Russian music Radio 'Orpheus' and Russian TV with the classical music expert Mihail Kazinik in 2009. Since 2011, Marina has been based in London, focusing on training young musicians for ABRSM exams.