Katya Ogonek

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  • Name: Katya Ogonek ( Christine Penacova )
  • Date of birth: 17 may 1977
  • Age: 30 years
  • Date of death: October 24, 2007
  • Place of birth: Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
  • Height: 157
  • Activity: singer, performer of Russian chanson
  • Marital status: was married

    Katya Ogonek: biography

    Christina Pinkhasov was born in the Krasnodar region, in the resort town of Sochi located on the Black sea. Parents were creative people. Mother Tamara is a former professional dancer. In his youth, was a member of the National honored academic dance ensemble of Ukraine named after Pavlo Virsky. Father Eugene S. of Pinhasov was a musician, he has collaborated with several famous bands, including the famous ensemble «Gems».

    When Christine was 6 years old, the family moved to Kislovodsk. Here the girl learned not only in school, but also studied in choreographic and music schools.

    A friend of his father, a well-known songwriter Alexander Shaganov, wrote for the young girls the song and even helped to make a demo recording at a local recording Studio. Of course, no popularity this trial Penacova not brought, but given the opportunity to gain experience working with sound.

    At the age of 16 the girl went to Moscow, as producer Alexander hookahs and poet Alexander Shaganov created pop group «10-A» and was invited as a vocalist Christine Pinhasov. In this polulyubitelsky the team she has performed under the alias Christina Pozharskaya. Also collaborated with well-known group of Michael Tanich «felling» as a soloist and backing singers.


    In 1995, the Studio «Production Union» holds auditions for a new musical project in the style of Russian chanson. Christina becomes a contestant wins. In the framework of the project under the pseudonym Masha Sha she released the albums «Misha+Masha=Sha!!!» «Mary-Sha — Rubber Vanya.» Both records were released in 1998 and differed quite shoddy texts on erotic themes, the author of which was Michael Sheleg. After the release of the album Christina dramatically changes not only the repertoire, but also alias to Katya Ogonek.

    Since 1997 she collaborates with composer and producer by Vyacheslav Klimenkov and under his leadership, released in 1998 album «White taiga». After a year, the album is a continuation of the «White taiga-2». Songs of these albums is written in the signature for Katya Ogonek style of Russian chanson, from which she will never see.

    Many of the texts of these compositions raise the subject of prison life, but also a lot of songs about love, separation, loneliness of man. The albums became very popular among fans of the genre of chanson. The uniqueness of Kathy Light was in her passionate presentation, typical of a young woman. After all, most performers of the genre – Mature men. On the background of the girl’s voice really stood out.

    In 2000, the release of new songs «Call zone» and «Through the years», as well as several collections of famous songs of the singer.

    Since 2001, her records began to appear annually. «Road novel», «Commandment», «the Debut album» to sing early songs, «Kiss», «Kate». The last disk during the life of the singer became the album «happy Birthday, buddy!» 2006.

    Katya Ogonek was a very popular performer of Russian chanson, not only in Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union. She was invited on tour to many countries, lived in former compatriots in Israel, Germany, USA. But in America, she was not destined to act because of bureaucratic delays.

    In 2007 Katya Ogonek worked on new songs, but to see their new album not yet. CD «In my heart» was released in 2008 and became a posthumous monument to the singer.

    Personal life

    The only official marriage Katya Ogonek concluded when she was 19 years old. It was a childhood friend, whom she was expecting from the army. The couple had lived together for 2 years and then broke up and a year later divorced officially.

    In the future, the singer had only civil unions, and industrial novels. The last husband of Christina Pinhasov was a former boxer Levon coava. In 2001 from him, Katya Ogonek gave birth to a daughter, Valery, who would later follow in the footsteps of his mother and one of his songs will dedicate it to her. Lived and brought up Leroy, parents of the singer.

    It is known that Katya Ogonek in his youth, besides dancing and music, was interested in various martial arts, especially women’s Boxing.


    Katya Ogonek has died on the morning of October 24, 2007 from congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema. Cause of death, according to doctors, was cirrhosis of the liver, although in the hospital the singer came after an attack of epilepsy, which has plagued me since early childhood.

    The funeral was held in Moscow, Nicolo-the Archangel cemetery. To install the monument at the grave of the famous singer, which many fans called the «Queen of Russian chanson», father of Christine Penacova had to organize in 2010 a charity concert in the city of Krasnogorsk.


    • 1998 — White taiga I
    • 1999 — White taiga II
    • 2000 — Call of the zone
    • 2000 — Through the years
    • 2001 — the Road novel
    • 2002 — the Commandment
    • 2003 — Debut album
    • 2004 — Kiss
    • 2005 — Kate
    • 2006 — happy birthday, mate!
    • 2008 — In my heart
    • Photos

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