Rotaru was born Aug. 9, 1947 in the village Marshintsy Chernivtsi region in a large family. Musicianship future she received, one might say, by inheritance. Such pure, beautiful voices, like her father and Michael's mother, Alexandra Ivanovna Rotaru was no longer in Marshintsy.
Sophia began to sing with the first class, participated in the school and church choir, although the latter was not welcomed. As a young man engaged in the drama circle, sang folk songs in the amateur performances, winning the district and national competitions. Determined to become an actress, in 1964, received, and in 1968 graduated from Chernovtsy Musical College. In 1964, Sofia
first came on the stage of the Kremlin Palace of Congresses.
After becoming acquainted with her future husband, Anatoly Evdokimenko, a student at the University of Chernivtsi, while pop trumpeter in the student orchestra, the singer decides to try himself as a soloist pops orchestra. At the same time she continued to perform folk songs, took a firm place in her repertoire. In 1968, Sofia
Rotaru was the winner of the IX World Youth Festival in Sofia
(Bulgaria), won a gold medal for the performance of Ukrainian folk song "On the stone? Stand and Moldovan" I love spring, as well as "steppe, steppe," A. Pashkevich and "Valentine" D. Gheorghita (devoted to the woman-cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova). At the same time Rotaru begins to teach the theory and solfege in Chernovtsy kultprosvetuchilische, and in 1974, completing the correspondence department of the Kishinev State Institute of Arts
. In 1971, Rotaru starred in the musical TV movie "Chervona Ruta", named for the song sounded in the picture of a talented composer in
. Ivasiuk, with whom Sophia had the fruitful artistic collaboration. Also named and vocal-instrumental ensemble, . formed Rotaru and Evdokimenko at the Chernivtsi Philharmonic (Anatoly, . finished later directing department of the Kiev Institute of Culture, . then became the director-director of concert programs Sofia
. C Chervonoyi rue Rotary begins performances throughout the country. It creates a unique style, characterized by subtle and harmonious blend folk melodies and contemporary pop rhythms. Its open, expressive, elevated manner of performance, optimism and lyricism (not devoid of drama and music), thrilling voice, bright appearance captivate listeners of all ages and nationalities.
Musical and acting talent Rotaru confirmed by various awards and prizes: In 1973 in Bulgaria at the contest "Golden Orpheus" Rotaru, I received an award for performance of songs "My City" E. Doga and "Bird" T. Ruseva and D. Demyanova, in 1974 in Sopot won II prize for performing Polish songs from the repertoire of Halina Frontskovyak "Somebody" (Russian text A. Dementieva). In 1973 she became an honored artist of USSR, in 1983 - People's Artist of Moldova, and in 1988 - People's Artist of USSR. He was awarded with the Badge of Honor "(1980)," Friendship of Peoples "(1985)," Merit "and" St.. Princess Olga ". Winner Prize. Ostrovsky (1976), Lenin Komsomol (1978), they. K. Shulzhenko (1996), Ovation (2000), "Person of the Year-2000" etc..
It speaks Sofia Mikhailovna
, its soul - in songs. "Song for me - a little story with their world of feelings, drama systems, heroes ..." These novellas are for her songs. Ivasiuk (Vodohray "," two rings "," The song will be among us "), A. Babajanian ( "Give me my music", "Your traces"), E. Doga ( "My City"), A. Mazhukov ( "Red Arrow"), E. Martynov ( "Apple Trees in Bloom," "Swan fidelity", "Ballad of the mother"), M. Blanter ( "enemies of the native hut burned down"), D. Tuhmanova ( "My Homeland", "Let's give the globe to children").
Despite a number of successful works with composers E. Martynov, On. Feltsman, A. Babadzhanyan, D. Tuhmanov, shooting films' Where are you, love? " (1980) and 'Soul' (1981) with songs And. Zatsepin and A. Makarevich, . mid 80-ies in the works there has been some stagnation, . long term operation of the former's image led to the loss of popularity, . against the background of a critical attitude to the Soviet regime, the majority of the population formed a stereotype Rotaru as a semi-official 'nightingale of Peoples' Friendship', . 'Kremlin singer' and t,
Finding new aesthetics of art imbued with musical film "Monologue of Love '(1986), which, unlike the previous" You are invited by Sofia
Rotaru' (1985) only the composition and. Poklad 'Water Flows' is the old folk character and image of the collective farm girl who became a star. The sharp change in direction of creativity Rotaru has happened since the beginning of cooperation with the composer Vladimir Matetskiy in 1986. A little-known Moscow-author had a brilliant erudition and commercial insight - that it made the transition to compositions Rotaru style of Euro-pop ( 'It was, but it took', 'moon') up to the elements of hard rock ( 'My Time', 'Only this is not enough ')
. Matetskiy and his co-poet Mikhail Shabrov virtually monopolized the right to cooperation with Rotary over the next 15 years, . alternating work with the talented lightweight crafts, . in large numbers entered into the concert programs in 1990-2000,
. and become extremely popular due to charismatic Rotaru and her outstanding vocal (among the songs of these authors 'Lavender', 'Hutoryanka', 'night butterfly', 'Golden Heart', 'My life, my love' and others).
Tour activity and constant presence in the music ethers led to the end of 80-ies objectively Rotaru became the leader of the Soviet art of the song. In 1988 she was awarded the title People's Artist of the USSR, which was unique for pop singers of the genre, but fairly reflect the status of creativity Rotaru. However, the transition to full Russian-language repertoire caused a sharp rejection of Ukraine. Accusations of betrayal of national culture, but the general growth of nationalism, actively fueled by the Soviet government producer structures, T. n. Philharmonic and concert associations were lost in the course of economic reforms, control of the financial side of concert activity Rotaru.
Avoid large-scale provocation, Rotaru refused to participate in the festival 'Chervona ruta', held at her home in 1989. But at the same time it was prepared and presented to the audience in 1991, a new program, . half consisted of remixes of songs Ivasiuk Ukrainian language (some, . particularly, . option 'Chervonoyi rue', . objectively recognized as the best in the history of song), . then such charges were scattered,
. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the commercialization of musical space has not lost the leading position in the market, has a stable audience, including the Russian-speaking diaspora in Europe and the U.S.. In 2000, Sofia
Rotaru was recognized as the best Ukrainian pop singer of the twentieth century. In 2002, Sofia
Rotaru was awarded the title 'Hero of Ukraine'.
. Musical Family
. In Sofia
, at the professional level, acted her younger sister Aurica, combining solo career with performances as a backing vocalist, and the duo of brother and sister Lydia and Evgeny
. Notable success, unlike Aurick, the duo, who worked in the style of Italian pop music of 80 years, has not made, and in 1992 stopped performances.
. After heavy losses, involving the death of her husband, long-term producer and artistic director of programs Anatolia Evdokimenko, father and mother, Rotaru temporarily cut off tour activity
. New stage of her work began in 2003 with performances in the concert hall "Russia" in Moscow in honor of favorite a star on the avenue in front of the hall. The main authors, working with Rotary, became a composer Ruslan Quinta ( 'One viburnum'), Oleg Makarevich ( 'White Dance') and Konstantin Meladze ( 'I Loved Him', 'One of the world'), as well as poet Vitaliy Kurowski.
In 2006, taking an active part in the elections to the Parliament of Ukraine, ballotiruyas for the deputies under the second numbered list of Block B. Litvin. Conducts extensive propaganda charity tour of Ukrainian cities, but the unit does not recruit the required number of votes and does not pass in Parliament.
August 7, 2007 Sofia
Rotaru said 60-year anniversary. Hundreds of fans, as well as famous actors and politicians come to Yalta from all over the world to congratulate the singer. President Yushchenko awarded Sofia
Rotaru Order of Merit? degree. A solemn reception on the occasion of the anniversary was held at the Livadia Palace.
Currently Rotaru has been active touring activity is involved in assorted concerts and television programs. Located in excellent physical and vocal form, has a great reputation in the Ukrainian and Russian musical circles.
The repertoire includes Rotaru has more than 400 songs works.
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