(biography, photo, video) Valentina Legkostupova
Valentina Legkostupova: biography
«Sweet heat» called «Berry-raspberry» Valentina Legkostupova in his time sounded from all Windows, radio sets and televisions. This singer can still recall her «business card» – a wonderful the smash hit of alluring berries. Although her repertoire has many other great songs that she performed at numerous concerts and festivals.
Valentina Legkostupova was born in Khabarovsk. But with a cold edge family soon moved to Sunny Feodosia, in the Crimea. Here the girl grew up and understood more and more that her future life will certainly be related to music. Valentine showed early talent, which encouraged family. For Valine «concerts» was «sold out» with family and yard of children.
Growing up, the future star made use of their musical talents on the stage of the school music Studio. Soon Legkostupova has become a school celebrity. She sang at events and school parties. Musical education she received in Feodosia music school, where he attended the violin class.
No one was surprised when, after graduating from high school, Val went to Simferopol and enrolled in the musical College named after P. I. Tchaikovsky. After graduating, she decided to continue her education and went to conquer Moscow. Easily the violinist arrived in the capital’s famous musical-pedagogical Institute Gnesin. Chose the pop vocal Department of Professor Joseph Kobzon.
In 1990, Valentina Legkostupova left «gnesinka» with a diploma of higher music education.
Biography Valentina Legkostupova began even before moving to the capital. The first conquered city was South of Kherson. Here in 1985 the young singer gave his first solo concert. She was accompanied by the musical group then known Jewish musician Seed Sona – piano virtuoso, and today Professor of the Barcelona Academy of music.
During his studies in «gnesinka» Legkostupova has time to study and to speak. She is a frequent guest at various music festivals, including in Jurmala. Here in 1986 she sang two songs – «Coast of happiness» and «Blowing a Blizzard». Both compositions like the festival guests and jury members. The young singer took the second place.
But the main gift for Legkostupova after the Jurmala competition becomes cooperation with the famous composer Raimonds Pauls. Moreover, the master took Valentin under his wing. He wrote for her several songs which instantly became hits and turned the singer into a star of Soviet music. The song «white key birches» and «Two» was performed at the concerts and the stages of the capital.
Since 1986, Valentina Legkostupova rises to another career step and became a leading soloist of the Tula Philharmonic. Here she worked for 6 years.
In 1987, the singer embarked on the popular youth music festival in Czechoslovakia. He was followed by the equally popular Polish contest «Green Gura». This period in the biography of Legkostupova marked a collaboration with another popular composer Vyacheslav Dobrynin. He has written for Valentina, her biggest hit – «Berries-raspberries». After the release of the song live, the singer turns into a real star of the Soviet stage.
Valentina Legkostupova becomes a frequent guest on various television programs and shows, where she is regularly invited. On Christmas and other holiday concerts, festivals «song of the year» and «Blue lights» and say nothing: she not even a guest but a permanent resident.
In 1988 the singer was awarded a special jury prize at the famous festival in Sopot. After the success in Poland, she has toured extensively throughout the vast country, collecting in big cities, great concert halls and stadiums.
In the late 1980s in the repertoire Valentina Legkostupova appear song «the Crimean beach» and «a drop in the ocean». They are also becoming popular. In 1989 the star was first sent to foreign tours: a delegation from the Ministry of culture, she traveled to Germany.
A year again world tour. This time with a group of his former mentor in «gnesinka» Joseph Kobzon, she performed in some regions of Africa.
In the 1980s there was a peak career Legkostupova. In the 1990s, the interest in her work, slowly fading away. From 1993 to 1995, the star of the ‘ 80s was made in «Theatre of a variety song». Later appeared on the Bulgarian festival of Russian songs.
Today Valentina Legkostupova again reminded of themselves. In 2007, the singer appeared on rating TV show «You – superstar». Along with other stars of the past, it competed on the same stage. Unfortunately, to get to the end of the show she failed. But the singer gave the audience the middle generation thrill associated with nostalgic memories of the 80s.
In 2014 the information appeared that the star of the ‘ 80s changed their place of residence and moved to the Canary Islands, where he lives on the island of Tenerife. They say she works in real estate. But with a concert and teaching activities Legkostupova never broke up.
In the summer of 2016, it became known that in Moscow started Production centre Valentina Legkostupova called «VL Music».
The artist not only managed to achieve notable success in their careers. Personal life Valentina Legkostupova also got happily. She married a Foley artist Alexey Grigoriev. Alexei – son of the famous Director Yuri Grigoriev.
The couple has two children: a daughter, Anetta, and son Matthew. It is their woman calls his greatest achievement in life.
- 1994 – «the berry-a raspberry»
- 2001 – «I smile»