Jenia Lubich

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Jenia Lubich
Also known as Jenya Lubich
Origin Saint Petersburg, Russia
Genres Pop, rock, acoustic, lounge
Years active 1998–present
Labels Naïve, Peacefrog, Perfect Kiss
Website http://www.jenialubich.com

Jenia Lubich is a singer-songwriter, from Saint Petersburg, Russia, who performs and writes in English, Russian, French and Spanish. Her work encompasses recording, song-writing, session performance, live performance, and TV performance.

Biography[edit]

Background

Jenya Lubich was born 20 March 1984 in Leningrad, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia), where also attended school and graduated from Smolny College Liberal Arts and Sciences with a major in music.

Primarily a solo artist, Jenia has worked with groups, as a session singer and musician. In 2009, she joined the French group Nouvelle Vague.[1][2][3]

Early years

When Jenia was 12, she took vocal lessons and by 1998 was performing classical repertoire in Russia, Finland & Hungary. In 2000, she studied modern vocals, piano, music history, music & art criticism in Russia and the USA. By the time she had graduated, she had changed her musical style from classical to modern, and had begun to write and perform her own songs.

Commercial developments

From 2004, Jenia performed with her songs, giving concerts in various cities. In 2005, she was interviewed for Vesti Petersburg TV, and reviewed in Neva News (Saint Petersburg’s first English Language newspaper) article Music Of The Present.[4]

In 2006, Jenia began working on new productions and her song Ville de France appeared among the tracks of De-Phazz, VFSix and Incognito on a Nu Lounge CD collection, released by Nu Note, Moscow.[5] In July of the same year, Jenia took part in a 'Baltic Stars' music contest, hosted by I.B. Records, and won 1st prize – a trip to Hollywood in August 2007 – to compete as a vocalist in the World Championships of Performing Arts 'World Stars' [1]. For performances of her own songs, she was awarded a WCOPA medal and two bronze medals.

Production work

In April 2008, one of Jenia's favorite music bands, French new wave/lounge group, Nouvelle Vague, formed by music producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux,[6][7][8] performed in Saint Petersburg. After their concert, Jenia passed a CD of her songs to Collin, the producer, composer and recording artiste (Nouvelle Vague, Air, Tuxedomoon, Café del Mar). He liked her voice and invited Jenia to Paris to record. As a result, the third Nouvelle Vague album NV3 [2] features 2 songs, Marooned and Aussi Belle Qu’une Balle.[9][10][11]

In October 2008, Jenia recorded an aria of Violetta Addio Del Passato Bei Sogni Ridenti from Verdi’s Traviata for the Private Domain project by Iko & Marc Collin, commissioned by Naïve Music. In April 2009, she sang the aria for Radio France Internationale in the programme broadcast Les Musiques Du Monde.[12]

In July 2009, Jenia presented her songs, accompanied by piano and guitar in Paris, at the music club, Le Reservoir.[13] Also in summer 2009, she performed with Nouvelle Vague in France,[14][15] Belgium[16][17][18] and Canada,[19][20] [3] for the special French project Les Francofolies – a festival held in French-speaking countries.[21][22][23][24][25] and at the NuNote Festival in Moscow (August 2009). [26][27][28][29][30][31] She continued working with Nouvelle Vague, taking part in their shows in Vannes (France), Cesme (Turkey), Saint Petersburg (Russia),[32] [33] Helsinki (Finland). [34][35][36][37][38][39][40]

Later activities

In Autumn 2009, Lubich participated in Nouvelle Vague’s "French Tour", which had started in the famous concert hall Olympia in Paris and continued in different French, Flemish and Swiss cities of France. While touring, Marc Collin and Lubich were invited to a Swiss TV programme "Le Talk", where Lubich sang "Aussi Belle Q’une Balle", accompanied by her guitar. During winter 2009, Lubich continued to focus on her solo recording project, an album of her own English, French and Russian songs, together with Marc Collin,[41][42] as well as give live performances featuring her own songs.

In Spring 2010, she gave an interview for a Colombian radio station Radionica, where songs "Russian Girl" and "Way Out" were broadcast.[43] In May 2010, Lubich took part in the Transmusicales Festival, hosted by Light Music, where she sang her songs with musicians from St. Petersburg and Marc Collin.[44] In June 2010, she performed at the Zal Ojidania Club (St. Petersburg) as support to famous Canadian band Caribou. In August 2010, Lubich gave an interview to Seva Gakkel (ex-musician of well-known Russian band Aquarium) on his radio programme "Priznaki Vremeni" (Signs Of The Time).[45] Also in August, Lubich participated in Nouvelle Vague’s show at the Kubana-Fest (Russia). She then appeared on a limited edition "Best Of", double CD album by Nouvelle Vague, released in France, during that summer, in the songs "Aussi Belle Q’une Balle" and "Marooned". She also appeared on an EP by Nicolas Comment, as guest backing vocalist.

Recordings[edit]

Albums

  • Iko & Marc Collin Private Domain, Naïve Music, France, 2008. Includes Addio Del Passato Bei Sogni Ridenti featuring Jenia Lubich.
  • Nouvelle Vague NV3, Perfect Kiss/PIAS, France, 2009. Includes Marooned and Aussi Belle Q'une Balle featuring Jenia Lubich.
  • Jenia Lubich, untitled, Russia, 2010. Pending.

Compilations

  • Various Artistes Nu Lounge, Nu Note/WWW Records, Russia, 2006. Includes Ville De France, written & sung by Jenia.
  • Various Artistes My Na Vysote, Philological & Eastern Department, Saint Petersburg State University, 2001. Includes Po Vesne, written & sung by Jenia.
  • Various Artistes My Naveki, Philological & Eastern Department, Saint Petersburg State University, 2002. Includes Piter, written & sung by Jenia.

Broadcasts

  • Giuseppe Verdi Traviata, "Les Musiques Du Monde" programme, Radio France Internationale, April 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nouvelle Vague review at". Brooklynvegan.com. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Nouvelle Vague review at Primary.co.uk". Primary.uk.com. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Liberacion.Fr Article". Libération. France. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Neva News Article[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Nu Lounge at MCLUB". Mclub.com.ua. 4 March 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Interview with Marc Collin, Feeder Magazine". Feeder.ro. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "BBC article on Nouvelle Vague". BBC. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  8. ^ David Servant. "Stars Are Underground Article". Stars Are Underground Article. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "ZME Music Review of NV3". Zmemusic.com. 8 May 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Rock N France Article". Rock N France Article. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Radio Neo Article[dead link]
  12. ^ "Giuseppe Verdi ''Traviata'', on "Les Musiques Du Monde" programme, Radio France Internationale broadcast, April 2009". Rfi.fr. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Musiciens Biz Article". Musiciens Biz Article. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Rockfort Article on La Rochelle Performance". Rockfort.info. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "La Rochelle Article on NV in La Liberation newspaper". Lalibre.be. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Interview with NV about NV3 and Les Francofolies". Lalibre.be. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Belgium Festival Programme". Francomix.com. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  18. ^ Yves Leterme; Premier ministre sortant. "Belgium Festival Notes". Rtbf.be. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  19. ^ Montreal Gazette article on Montreal performance[dead link]
  20. ^ "Le Devoir article on Montreal performance". Ledevoir.com. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  21. ^ "La Rochelle Festival Programme 2". Soundshunter.net. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  22. ^ Francofolies.fr Nouvelle Vague article Archived 8 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ "Vannes Maville Video" (in French). Vannes.maville.com. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  24. ^ "Le Devoir Article". Le Devoir Article. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  25. ^ "La Rochelle Festival Programme". Francomix.com. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  26. ^ "Novye Izvestia Article". Newizv.ru. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  27. ^ In The City Article
  28. ^ "Culture Style Article". Mykulturestyle.blogspot.com. 26 February 2004. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  29. ^ "Zvuki Ru Article". Zvuki Ru Article. 13 December 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  30. ^ "Interfax Article on NuNote Festival". Interfax.ru. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  31. ^ "NuNote Festival At Bes-Junior Live Journal". Bes-junior.livejournal.com. 24 September 2009. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  32. ^ Nouvelle Vague in Yatalant I Net Journal, Oct 2009
  33. ^ Nouvelle Vague in Yatalant I Net Archived 20 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  34. ^ "Zal Ojidania Club SPB, Performance, 7th October 2009". Clubzal.com. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  35. ^ "Vint Article about Zal Ojidania Club, SPB Performance". Mia-vint.ru. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  36. ^ Jarkko Jokelainen Sähköposti. "Helsingin Sanomat Article for Helsinki performance 8th October 2009". Hs.fi. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  37. ^ "Performance information for Nouvelle Vague, Korjaamo Culture Factory, Helsinki, Finland, 8th October 2009". Bandsintown.com. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  38. ^ Have you ever been to outer space? Posted 19 hours ago. "Nester Live Journal Article". Nester-zff.livejournal.com. Retrieved 20 October 2011. [permanent dead link]
  39. ^ Video Journal Music Article[permanent dead link]
  40. ^ "Media Journal Article". Belivein.ru. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  41. ^ "Lubich & Collin album citation at Nouvelle Vague Official Site". Nouvellesvagues.com. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  42. ^ "Jenia Lubich at". Musiciens.biz. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  43. ^ "Radionica Radio, Nouvelle Vague nos presenta una de sus nuevas vocalistas, broadcast, accessed: May 2011". Radionica.gov.co. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  44. ^ "Stereoleto edition". Myfest.ru. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  45. ^ "PodFM.ru, Signs Of The Time programme". Art.podfm.ru. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 

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