RALUCA - ANGEL
born in 1986, in Mangalia. Ever since she was a little girl
she showed signs of artistic inclination. When she was 9,
she signed up for the singing classes of the Culture House
in Mangalia and after only 3 months she participated in the
her first children festival, where she came out second. After
that she took place in many other festivals including the
in Children Festival, Onesti, April 1997; 1st place in a "Ba
da… Ba nu" TV children contest on the National Television,
May 1997; 1st place in Bucharest Music Festival, June 1997;
1st place in "New Wave" singers competition. September
1997; 2nd place in "Ti Amo" International Festival,
Onesti, April 1998; 3rd place in "Little Prince"
International Festival, Bucharest, June 1999; 2nd place in
"FIDOF" Festival, Cairo, February 2000; Best Romanian
Voice - Romanian Music Industry Awards, March 2001.
years Raluca was a part of the band ANGELS. The band had a
huge success with their 3 albums. In March 2002 Raluca decided
to continue her career as a solo artist and she kept the name
ANGEL. She already has two videos and has recorded an album,
which will be released in May 2003.
born on 9 July 1974 in Plovdiv. He studied violin in the Plovdiv
musical school from 1979 till 1988 and has won many awards as
a musician. In the period between 1981-82 he was a soloist of
the Plovdiv Children Symphonic Orchestra.
At the moment he is a soloist of the Plovdiv Jazz Big Band.
He has also participated in several amateur pop bands and has
played in nightclubs. Since April 2002 he has been attending
a singers' course at Borislav Valchanov's St. George Vocal Studio
- Plovdiv. On 19 May 2002 he was awarded the special prize of
the XXXIII Bulgarian National Radio Spring Competition for New
Bulgarian Pop and Rock Song 2002.
includes jazz standards, evergreen songs and covers of songs
of famous foreign and Bulgarian pop stars.
born on 11 April 1978 in the city of Donetsk. She graduated
from the Donetsk musical school, faculty - directing and later
she taught at a children musical school. At present she lives
and works in the city of Kiev.
She took part in the following contest:
- "Golden Skiff"1999 - laureate
- "Vladimir Ivasyuck"2002
- First prize
- "Song Gallery "2003 - Grand
- "Starry Rain"2003 - Grand
was born on 10.02.1983. She started singing when she was a pupil
at the primary school. Yet she could truly appreciate music
when she began studying at the Primary Music School, playing
the piano and the violin.
started High School she decided to take part in a well-known
festival in Poland and she was awarded the third prize - a "Brown
Fir". After that Jolanta went to Vesprem in Hungary, which
turned out to be a success as well. She also participated in
the contest in Albena (Bulgaria) in 2002 and won the 2nd prize.
Jolanta took part in a Festival of Songs from the 60's and the
70's performing Anna German's songs. In Zielona Gora she presented
the same songs and was invited to sing at DISCOVERY 2003.
she is a first-year-student of Architecture at the Wroclaw Polytechnic
University. In future she hopes to become a famous architect
but music will always remain a part of her life.
has been singing since he was a little boy. He wrote his first
song at the age of six. Later he played in the Moscow navy orchestra.
He has received a solid musical education: The Aktyubinsk pedagogical
college - music, The Almatin State conservatory - singing, Kazakhstan
pedagogic institute. The skills he possesses allow him to work
in the sphere of pedagogic and to even become a director of
a musical school. Now he is a soloist of the Aktyubinsk regional
Aldabergen took part in the national music contest "Jas
Kanat". The next year he was awarded the second prize in
the Eurasia contest. The year 2002 brought Aldabergen Jacksoibaev
the third award in the International contest "Asia dausoi".
was born on 10 April 1976. He finished musical school and continued
studying violin in the Lithuanian Music Academy (LMA).
When he was a first year student, in 1996 Linas formed R&B-POP
group L+, which recorded 4 albums, 2 singles. In the 1997 BRAVO
awards group L+ was acknowledged as the best debut of the year.
the group split and Linas began his solo career. In the same
year, having obtained honours Bachelor's degree in Violin Studies,
Linas entered LMA faculty of Cinema and Theatre to study Sound
Producing. In 2002 Linas finished his Masters course in Sound
Producing. In May - September 2001 Linas worked in a radio station
"Labas FM", where he was a presenter and creator of
the SOUL and R&B radio program "KAIFAS". In October
2001 the first solo album of ADOMS (his artistic pseudonym)
was produced. Now Linas is recording albums for a group called
"UAB MUSIC" and he is working on his new solo album.
performed at the following music festivals:
"Kaunas Jazz - 2001" (Lithuania); "Vilnius 2002"
"Eurovision-2002" in a national final (Lithuania);
"Fizz Superstar Talent Search 2002"; (Lithuania -
Latvia - Estonia); "Vitebsk - 2002" (Belarus); "Golden
Skif - 2002" (Ukraine); "International Festival Of
Maltese Song-2002" (Malta);.
born the sixteenth of July, 1985. She has an excellent vocal
talent, a beautiful timbre, acting skills, wide range of voice.
She did a degree in the musical - dramatic school and now she
is studying singing at the musical faculty in the MoscowUniversity.
She is a winner of the Grushinski festival, participant of the
flamenco band. She has a perfect command of English and Spanish.
She plays the classic guitar on the professional
participated successfully as a singer and/or composer in many
festivals around the world. His unique style of writing and
singing has endeared him with many international audiences in
countries such as Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Ireland, Malta and
his native land Hungary.
born on September 02, 1979 in the city of Baranovichi, Belarus.
She started her career in 1998 in the local Cultural Club. In
1999 she won the first prize in the National contest for young
singers "Rhythms of the youth" - Brest. Later she
was invited in the Olega Tiunova's youth Theatre. In 2000 she
presented Belarus at the International Contest in Poland. During
the same year she began to work as a soloist in the Belarus
Philharmonic Orchestra - Minsk. She was laureate in the International
Contest "Jalta - sea friends". Later she was invited
to work as a soloist in a studio under the direction of Anatilii
Jarmolenko. 2002 - first prize in the International Festival
"V. Ivasyuck". She was a laureate of the International
Festival - Donetsk.
Now she is working as a soloist in the State Theatre "V.
age of 27 Sean Wong is not only a successful businessman, the
co-founder of Dreams Productions - a music and video production
house, a song-writer under Dreams Publishing, but also a professional
singer and a producer under the well-known Rock Records label.
his own debut Mandarin Pop album that was successfully marketed
by Rock Records in Singapore and EQ Music in Malaysia at the
beginning of 2002. At the end of 2002 he was nominated in the
Best Local Artist category in the Singapore Hit Awards 2002
- one of the most prestigious music awards in Singapore.
represented Singapore in many International Music Festivals
in Shanghai, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, etc. In February
2003 he won the prestigious Grand Prix and the highest-audience-vote
award at the International Music Festival held in - Ulan-Ude,
Russia. In October 2002 Sean received the 3rd prize in Mongolia
being the first Singaporean ever to be invited to Mongolia as
well as to Russia to participate in such grand annual events.
At the Kazakhstan International Music Festival "Voice of
Asia" 2002, Sean won two prestigious special prizes.
moment Sean Wong is recording his second and third albums, which
will be launched in the Asia Pacific region by the end of 2003
1972 in the town of Moron, she graduated from the Mongolian
University of Culture and Art in 1995 majoring as a drama actress.
Her rich repertoire consists of Mongolian, English, Russian
and Chinese songs. Surenjav is the composer of some of the songs
she performs. She has been invited to International events such
as an Anniversary of UNESCO in Shandung, China, the International
jazz festival in Hungary and other gala concerts in China and
she produced and released her CDs "Extremely lovely young
age"( with songs in Mongolian) and "My favorite songs"
(with songs in English).
Surenjav Naran has won many prizes from the contests she has
participated in: Grand Prix from the Ulaanbaatar contest of
French songs in 1992, Second prize from the Ulaanbaatar contest
of the "Queen of the stage" in 1993, Second prize
from the Ulaanbaatar contest of Pop and Rock singers in 1994,
Grand Prix from the International contest of pop singers held
in Tuva, Russia in 1995, Special prize of the audience from
the International contest "Voice of Asia" held in
Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, First prize from the International contest
of pop singers held in Ulaan-Ude, Russia.
Surenjav Naran sings at the jazz club "River Sounds".
was born on 4 February 1975 in Romania. She graduated from the
School of Music and Arts in Bucharest in June 1992. In 1999
she participated in Mamaia Festival with the song "I know
what you want" at the Hit of the Year section. During the
same year she recorded a duet with her brother and promoted
a new Christmas Song released in a Christmas CD. In 2001 she
participated once more in the Mamaia Festival with the song
"Don't look behind" but this time at the creation
she is working on a solo and a duet album with Razvan Trandafir,
which will be probably finished by the autumn of 2003.
was born on 22 September 1976 in Romania. In June 2002 he graduated
from the Academy of Music in Bucharest where he studied classical
music, saxophone, clarinet and piano. In 1999 Razvan took part
in the Mamaia Festival, won the special prize of the Romanian
television and the chance to produce the video of the song "You
are so beautiful". This song was later declared as "Song
of the year" and was broadcasted by all Romanian channels
and even by MCM France. ""You Are So Beautiful"
also won the first prize at the national contest " The
song of the century". In 2000 he participated in the national
contest for Eurovision, performing the song "My queen".
At that competition Razvan received the special prize of the
Musical Actuality Magazine and the special prize for "Originality
of the young generation" awarded by the Union of the Romanian
songwriters and musicians. His discography consists of"
Tonight I am Gonna Steal You" - Maxi & Single 1999;
"WinterCont Music" various artists -selections 1999;
"My Queen" 2000 and "Striptease" - 2001-a
multi media album.
born in 1980 in Kavala, Greece. At the age of 18 he entered
the "Synchrony conservatory of Thessaloniki" in the
class of Vicky Aldamazidu.
the past two years he has played with many bands and musicians
in Thessaloniki. In the year of 2002 he took part in a vocal
contest in Bulgaria - "Sarandev Pop-Rock Festival"
and was awarded the first prize competing with another 72 contestants.
moment Ioannis is preparing a demo with his band and in September
he is going to continue his studies in a musical university
Penelope will receive her BA degree in Music Studies and her
Diploma in piano from the Macedonian Conservatory in Thessaloniki,
Greece. She already has a Diploma in harmony (May 1995) and
she has been through one year of classical singing at the
Conservatory and three years of jazz singing with Vicky Almazidu.
Penelope has graduated from the Master Class of John Hendricks
and has been to a seminar with Milcho Leviev. She has participated
in many choir, jazz, pop rock events and concerts. At the
15th "Sarandev Pop Rock Festival " in May 2002 in
Dobrich, Bulgaria she won the 3rd prize. Penelope also plays
the guitar and composes her own songs and has recently won
a scholarship from Berkley College.
was born on 9 May 1980 in Moldova. She graduated from the Musical
high school with violin and from the School of Fine Arts. Presently
she studies at the Pharmacy faculty of Pharmaceutical Management
and at the faculty of Business Administration. Victoria Odobescu
is a very talented singer and she is predicted a brilliant future.
In 2001 she made her debut on stage at a national festival.
Victoria's songs have reached the top places of the radio charts.
She has been on many tours in Moldova and abroad. Her first
album will be launched this autumn.
"YES" was established in December 2002 in Varna. Two
girls and three boys, all students at the Musical Producer's
Studio "YES", are the members of the group.
- only 16, still a student, she is already a laureate of many
national contests, the winner of the first prize of the jury
in the September and the Annual edition of the National TV Contest
"Hit -1", with several records for the Bulgarian National
Petrova - at the early age of 17, also a student, she is a very
experienced singer due to her solo performances at many concerts,
the backup vocals she has done for popular singers and her records
for the Bulgarian National Radio. At the International Music
Contest " The Smile of the Sea", Balchik 2002 Mariela
was awarded the 3rd prize.
Ivanov is 23 years old, a student at the Technical University-Varna,
major Engineering Design. Zhivko has performed at many concerts
and also has records for the Bulgarian National Radio.
22 years of age, is a student at the University of Economics
-Varna, major Tourism. He has released many records for the
Bulgarian National Radio and his new song got to the top of
a popular music show chart in Radio Varna.
Delchev has graduated from the Bulgarian Music Academy "Pancho
Vladigerov"- Sofia, Bulgaria, from the faculty of pop singing
in the classes of Stefka Onikjan and Etien Levi. He has taken
part in many national and international festivals, in concerts
and major music events and also has records for the BNR.
moment "YES" are working on their first album.
was born on 11 February 1981 in Gostivar, Macedonia. The first
steps in the field of music he took in 1993 at the music school
for young talents "Karposh", Skopje. He graduated
there in 1996. In the same year he began music studies in Esma
and Stevo Teodosievski's private music school. Up to now Slavisha
has two videos of his songs and now is working on his first
album. Debut of a festival he made in 2002 in Ohrid in Kaneo-fest.
At the International Music Festival in Skopje - Euro-fest he
won 3rd place.
based in Madrid since 1999,released his first solo album "All
of the Above" in1994. Recorded in Ljubljana, Slovenia,
it introduces Wall to the international music scene. The song
"Heart", taken from the album, has since one him prizes
at two major music festivals; Indonesia Pacific Song Festival,
1995, Best Song; Golden Stag Romania, 1996, Best Song &
up his own label, Rico records, he went on to release his second
album "change" in 1997 and scored radio and chart
hits in his native Ireland and in Holland. After successful
tours in Europe and the U.S. including a performance at the
prestigious Sopot festival in Poland Wall relocated to Spain
where he signed a publishing deal with international publishers,
Garrett entered and won Best Song at the Universe Song festival
in Prague with the track "Wake Up".
recent album "Gravity" was released in Ireland in
2002 and has recently come out in Spain where the single "These
Days" is already receiving national airplay. The album
has received very favorable reviews in the Spanish music press,
including this 3 star review in Rolling Stone:
"In the pure tradition of the electric Singer Songwriter
Wall's sound goes between the poetry of James Taylor and the
swing of Bryan Ferry. With a punch". Rolling Stone Garrett
is delighted to be the first Irish artist to perform at the
Discovery Music festival.
(Janis Stibelis) was born on 22 September 1975. He graduated
from the Children's Music School. At the age of five, Jay began
singing in the Dixieland group, which toured all of Latvia and
the former Soviet Union.
Jay received a BA degree from the Faculty of Music of the Riga
University of Pedagogy and Educational Management. In 1997 Jay
went to Hollywood and for six months he studied at the Hollywood
Musical Institute. When he returned to Latvia Jay started a
new band called "Shake & Bake" whose style was
mainly funk and pop.
"Shake &Bake" released its debut album "Don't
turn away" in November 2000. At Latvia's Annual Music Awards
in 2000 the album was nominated as "Best debut" and
"Best pop & rock album" of the year.
fall of 2001 Jay's first solo album "Inspiration"
was released with compositions in R&B, funk, 2-step, soul
and gospel style.
2002 started with 2 contests - Eurovision Song Contest national
final where Jay performed "Let's Sing the Song" and
the Baltic new talent contest "Fizz Superstar 2002"
where Jay was chosen among 15 other artists. In August 2002,
Jay won the 3rd prize at the International Contest for Young
Singers "New Wave".
is working on his new albums, which will be released in three
versions - a Latvian, a Russian and English one.
was born on July 11, 1979, in the Latvian town of Dobele. He
is a journalism student at the University of Latvia and works
as a journalist at Latvian Television. The Anna Briagadere Elementary
School, the Dobele Children's Music School and the Jelgava Music
College in Latvia, Los Angeles High School in the city of the
same name in the USA, and the University of Latvia educated
Lauris is known as an active and experienced host of various
events and broadcasts at Latvian Television.
of musical experience, Lauris first appeared on television at
the age of five, singing on a broadcast called "The neighbors
meet". As a teenager, Lauris sang in a rock group, The
Raynix family was one of the most active singing families on
the TV broadcast, which brought together families from all over
in duet 1999 represented Latvian Television at an international
pop music festival that was organized by Polish Television in
the city of Konin, Poland. Then Lauris has been a participant
of several musical shows, programs and festivals.
In 2001 and 2002, Lauris was a finalist of Eurovision Song Contest
National final. Both years Lauris had got just couple of points
less to be a winner, but his songs was evaluated by international
experts as second best, receiving maximum points from Norway
I June 2002 Lauris released his first solo album "Planet
42" under the "Platforma Records" label.
2002, Lauris becomes a superstar of International festival in
Kazakhstan "Voice of Asia". He brings home a lot of
sympathy and musical prizes.
September 2002 - one song in Latvian for Latvian people - the
Latvian version of albums' song "My Problem" - and
Lauris is the biggest pop star in Latvia! The video of the song
is estimated as "the best pop video 2002" by Latvian
Independent Television audience. The song is "the most
beloved song 2002" by "Latvian National Radio 2"
audience, as well as the main prize at "Latvian Music Awards
2002" in category "the radio hit 2002. Lauris is kind
of " the most prized artist 2002" in Latvia.
latest news - Lauris Raynix will represent Latvia at the Eurovision
Song Contest 2003, in May 24, in Riga with the song "Hallo
Now Lauris is working on his new album in Latvian to be released
on April 2003.
actress from Varna Drama Theater "St. Bachvarov" Nadezhda
Panaiotova was born in 1979. She received her secondary education
at the Humanitarian School in Varna. In 2002 she graduated at
the National Theatrical Academy - Sofia. The same year she was
a laureate at the National musical and operetta contest. She
has worked as an actress in the State Musical Theatre - Sofia
from 2000 till 2002. Now she has many appearances at the stage
as an actress and as a singer.