Talent Group 12
Valery Mikhailovich Didula is a Belarusian guitar virtuoso, composer, arranger, music producer, leader of the DiDuLa band. Performs folk and fusion music with a new age influence. Didula was born in a family of music lovers. The first guitar was given to him by his mother at the age of five. He began to practice and quickly mastered it. At sixteen he wrote his first compositions. Didula took up sound engineering in the Grodno song and dance ensemble “White Dew”, where mostly Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, gypsy folk dances and motifs played, sang and danced. As part of this team, Didula first went on tour in Europe - in Spain, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, France, Germany. In Spain, he became acquainted with the flamenco style.
Valery Mikhailovich Didula
OTTA Orchestra is a unique women's concert orchestra from Russia that performs contemporary instrumental music. The OTTA Orchestra group have performed at concerts in the State Kremlin Palace, KZ Russia, at the venues of various famous clubs in the capital, visited with solo concerts the cities of Russia, as well as China. The group received awards from the YAMAHA company. OTTA members play various musical instruments: Violins and keyboards, drums and percussion, guitar and accordion, Belarusian cymbals and Indian sitar and Chinese hulusi.
Boney M. was a Euro-Caribbean vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian, who served as the group's primary songwriter. Originally based in West Germany, the four original members of the group's official line-up were Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett from Jamaica, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell, a performing artist from Aruba. The group was formed in 1976 and achieved popularity during the disco era of the late 1970s. Since the 1980s, various line-ups of the band have performed with different personnel. The band has sold around 80 million records worldwide and is known for international hits including "Daddy Cool", "Ma Baker", "Belfast", "Sunny", "Rasputin", "Mary's Boy Child – Oh My Lord" and "Rivers of Babylon".
Stephanie Jones is an award-winning classical guitarist. She has played many instruments, beginning first with the piano, and progressing to the violin, viola, saxophone and flute. However, it was the guitar with its captivating range of sounds and great versatility that especially appealed to her, and it quickly became her first love. Stephanie Jones is a world-renowned soloist and chamber musician who specialises in classical guitar performance. She is currently based in Germany and studying Konzertexamen at the University of Music Franz Liszt with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering. She has also won numerous awards in prestigious competitions, including first prize at the Hannabach Guitar competition, Uppsala International Guitar Festival Competition, and Fine Music Network Young “Virtuoso of the Year” Competition.
Nora Lubbadová is a student of the music grammar school within the Grammar School and the Music School of the Capital City of Prague and a pupil of the Olešská Art School in Prague where she studies piano under the guidance of PaedDr. Jaromíra Šnederflerová, with whom she was selected for the MenART scholarship program. In 2020, she won the Nutcracker television music competition . In the finals, where three of the sixteen nominated pianists advanced, she was able to play with the Moscow Philharmonic under the baton of Mikhail Shechtman the third movement from Beethoven's 1st Piano Concerto. She received a silver Nutcracker for her performance. In 2017, she won the international competition Pro Bohemia, where she achieved the title of absolute winner at the age of eight, although the competition was intended for musicians under the age of seventeen. In 2019, she won the international Bach Way competition, where she also became the absolute winner. She did the same at the Prague Junior Note competition, where she won three times with the full number of points. Steinway & Sons also won the Young Pianists piano twice as the absolute winner.
Evgenia Samokhina is a skilled musician who plays a traditional Belarusian cimbalom. Since the age of eight she has played the instrumen becoming a full-time profession in her home of Kaliningrad, Russia. Evgenia Samokhina studied at the Belarusian State Academy of Music in Mogilev.
ABBA are a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Widely considered one of the greatest musical groups of all time, they became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1983, and have achieved 48 hit singles. In 1974, ABBA were Sweden's first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Waterloo", which in 2005 was chosen as the best song in the competition's history as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the contest. Ten years after the group broke up, a compilation, ABBA Gold, was released, becoming a worldwide best-seller. In 1999, ABBA's music was adapted into Mamma Mia!, a successful musical that toured worldwide. A film of the same name, released in 2008, became the highest-grossing film in the United Kingdom that year. In 2016, the group reunited and started working on a digital avatar concert tour. Newly recorded songs were announced in 2018. Voyage, their first new album in 40 years, was released on November 5, 2021. A concert residency featuring ABBA as virtual avatars – dubbed 'ABBAtars' – will take place in London from May to October 2022.
Hachiniiroku Asuka, born August 26 2001 is a Japanese electric organist from Fukui Prefecture. She began to play piano at the age of five and began to play electric organ at the age of eight. On December 31 2015, 826aska posted a YouTube video of her performing a Star Wars theme medley on the electric organ. The video went viral, earning over one million views in less than a month and garnering media attention. After that, she appeared in Japanese TV programs. 826aska released her debut album, DEPARTURE, in March 2019. Continuing from the previous year, she went on a nation-wide tour in 2019.
Emily Linge is a 12-year-old singer from Dubai. She plays the guitar, the piano, the ukulele and writes her own original music. Her father is from Norway and her mother is from the U.K. Emily’s mother Christine was a professional singer and is her vocal coach. Emily studies piano with Ovidio DeFerrari and guitar with Simon Tomkins. In 2019, she participated in The Voice Kids UK.
Yiannis Chryssomallis, known professionally as Yanni, is a Greek-American composer, keyboardist, pianist, and music producer. Yanni continues to use the musical shorthand that he developed as a child, blending jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to create predominantly instrumental works. Although this genre of music was not well suited for commercial pop radio and music television, Yanni received international recognition by producing concerts at historic monuments and by producing videos that were broadcast on public television. His breakthrough concert, Live at the Acropolis, yielded the second best-selling music concert video of all time. At least sixteen of Yanni's albums have peaked at No. 1 in Billboard's "Top New Age Album" category, and two albums received Grammy Award nominations. Yanni popularized the combination of electronic music synthesizers with a full symphony orchestra.
Khatia Buniatishvili is a Georgian-French concert pianist.Born in 1987 in Batumi, Georgia, Khatia Buniatishvili began studying piano under her mother at the age of three. She gave her first concert with Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra when she was 6 and appeared internationally at age 10. She studied in Tbilisi with Tengiz Amiredjibi and in Vienna with Oleg Maisenberg at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Her older sister, Gvantsa Buniatishvili, is also a pianist, and they have played together on numerous occasions.
Ghenwa Nemnom is a passionate Qanun player. The Qanun is a Mediterranean ethnic music instrument that originated since Mycenaean times around 1600BC and it is famous for its unique melodramatic sound and richness. Ghenwa started learning music in Beirut at the age of 8 and joined the National Lebanese Conservatory in 1995 where she mastered her instrument along with music formation and theory.
Cafe de Anatolia
Cafe De Anatolia is a Record Label and Artists Management Agency producing the best mixture of genres & the highest quaility of Chill Out, Ethno, Deep House & Oriental Music. Cafe De Anatolia was founded on 16th of May, 2017 by Zoran Iliev (aka. Billy Esteban), his daughter Monika Ilieva and his son Nikola Iliev (aka. Nickarth).The idea about creating Cafe De Anatolia Label came spontaneously while the daughter studying in Slovenia, and the father working in Austria met on a coffee on Nebotičnik, in the centre of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Christopher Anton Rea is an English rock and blues singer and guitarist from Middlesbrough. He is known for his distinctive, husky singing and slide guitar playing, with the Guinness Rockopedia describing him as a "gravel-voiced guitar stalwart".After learning to play the guitar relatively late, a short burst of local band activity led to his launching a solo career in 1978.
Knulp is the studio alias of Buffalo, NY singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Rick, formerly of El Gusto (where he played alongside Kelly Sciandra, later of This Day & Age) and The Aristooks. They are classic rock covers by a young woman who sings and plays everything (even the violin).
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato