Anne Veski

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Anne Veski
Anne Veski in 2012
Anne Vaarmann

(1956-02-27) 27 February 1956 (age 68)
Rapla, Estonia
Years active1978–present

Anne Veski (born Anne Vaarmann; 27 February 1956) is an Estonian pop singer.


Anne Veski in 1988

Anne Veski was born as 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 ensembles Mobile and Vitamiin. 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.[1]

Popular Russian language songs in her repertoire include "Vozmi menya s soboy" ("Take Me With You"; 1983),[2] "Milyy, goryacho lyubimyy" ("My Darling Beloved One"; 1994) and "Radovat'cya zhyzni" ("Enjoy Life"; 2001).

In 1987, Veski performed in the Estonian rockumentary Pingul keel (Tightened String) with other such notable Estonian singers and musicians as Urmas Alender, Ivo Linna and Tõnis Mägi.[3]

In the beginning of the 1990s, Veski and V. Dovganiy organized a collection of fur clothing for sale in Tallinn and Moscow.


Veski first married lyricist Jaak Veski (1956–1994) in 1977. Their daughter Kerli Veski is a diplomat and has worked at the Estonian Consulate in Moscow. The couple divorced in 1981. Veski's second marriage was to her manager, Benno Beltšikov.[4] Beltšikov died 1 May 2022, at age 74.


Selected discography[edit]


  • 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)
  • Kallis, kuula (2013)
  • Võta minu laul (2016)
  • Ma tänan teid : juubelikontserdi live (2016)
  • Anne Veski "Veereb, aeg nii veereb" (2018)


  • 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


  1. ^ "The complete list of all participants and places until 2006". Archived from the original on 2 January 2007. Retrieved 17 October 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link) Pesnya goda site (ru) (pl)
  2. ^ Poet Anna Veski (Anne Veski Sings. In Russian). Vinyl LP. Melodiya
  3. ^ "TallinnFilm". Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009.
  4. ^ Official site (in Estonian) Archived 23 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine

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