Anne Veski in 2012.
27 February 1956
Anne Veski was born Anne Vaarmann in Rapla, Estonia. She graduated from the musical school in the town, after which she entered the Tallinn University of Technology. Upon finishing her education, she became a professional singer and started working as a soloist with the ensemble Mobile. Her first notable Estonian language hit song was "Roosiaia kuninganna" ("Queen of the Rose Garden") in 1980. Other prominent Estonian hits were "Troopikaöö" ("Tropical Night") in 1979, "Viimane Vaatus" ("Last Act"), in 1983 and "Jääd või ei?" ("Will You Stay or Not?") in 1986.
Having organized the ensemble Nemo, Veski began her solo career in 1984. In that same year, she participated in the Sopot International Song Festival in Poland. In the contest, she received First Awards in two categories: the Amber Nightingale for the best performance of a Polish song (with the entry "Polka Idolka") and the Intervision Song Contest for the song "Nadezhda gasnet". The Intervision First Prize was in fact a runner-up position, as the winner Krystyna Giżowska received the Grand Prix. In 1986, Veski appeared in the song festival "Song of the Year" on Soviet television for the first time.
Popular Russian language songs in her repertoire include "Vozmi menya s soboy" ("Take Me With You"; 1983), "Milyy, goryacho lyubimyy" ("My Darling Beloved One"; 1994) and "Radovat'cya zhyzni" ("Enjoy Life"; 2001).
Veski is married to her second husband, Benno Beltšikov, who is also her manager. Her daughter from her first marriage is a diplomat and has worked at the Estonian Consulate in Moscow. Her first husband, Jaak Veski (1956–1994), died after their divorce.
- Anne Veski (1983)
- Поет Анна Вески (1983) EP
- Позади крутой поворот (1984) EP
- Sind aeda viia tõotan ma! (1985)
- Я обещаю вам сады (1985)
- Радоваться жизни (1986) EP
- Pihtimus (1995)
- Armukarneval (2000)
- Diiva (2000)
- Не грусти, человек (2002)
- Lootus (2003)
- Ни о чем не жалейте (2004)
- Live 2008 (2008)
- Ingleid ei (2009)
- Kõike juhtub / Все бывает (2010)
- Sünnipäev kahele (2011)
- Anne Veski ja ansambel «Muusik-Seif» (1983), Anne Veski ja Muusik-Seif
- Tänan! (1988), Anne Veski & Nemo
- Kutse tantsule nr. 9: Suvekuningannad (1998), Anne Veski & Marju Länik
- Sünnipäev kahele (2011), Anne Veski & Ain Tammesson
- "The complete list of all participants and places until 2006". Archived from the original on 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2007-10-17. Pesnya goda site (ru) (pl)
- Poet Anna Veski (Anne Veski Sings. In Russian). Vinyl LP. Melodiya
- Official site (in Estonian) Archived March 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.