Evgeniya Vlasova - Biography

Evgeniya Vlasova
Евгения Власова (Eugenia Vlasova) was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. Both of her parents had significant artistic background (mother was a movie actress but abandoned the carrier after giving birth to her daughter, father is still a singer with the Chapel named after Levko Revutskiy). However Eugenia did not spend much time in her father’s environment (that was the way their family life went) and believes that it was her step-father who brought her up and who gave her some of her warmest memories. As a broad-minded person he used to spend hours and hours in cognitive conversations with Eugenia. Thus it is him who she owes her character, inquisitiveness and persistence to and who has really replaced her father.

Her strong, bright and distinctive voice along with her love for music were the key factors in her further destiny. In 1994 she entered the R. Glier State Higher Music College majoring in variety vocal and successfully completed it in 1998. While on her second year she started taking part in various music contests and in 1996 eventually became a prize-winner of the “Song Vernissage”. Even now, looking back at her first appearance at the “Ukraina” Palace of Culture, she is still anxious: “… my knees were shivering, I was scared to death and could hardly keep myself from running away”. But in the end the debut took place and provided Ukraine with a new rising star.

Eugenia’s performance at the “Slavyanskiy Bazaar” festival in Vitebsk, Belarus, where she achieved a laureate status turned to be an important stage in her carrier. There were two songs sung: “Sizokryliy ptakh” (Gray-winged bird) penned by Vladimir Ivasyuk and “Не забывай” (Don’t Forget) which may be considered as her first noticeable hit. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.