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Edita Piekha’s songs sound in many languages: Russian, French, Polish … Different in mood and melodies, but similar in one: they are about love. These songs are not included in the “hot twenties”, are not referred to as hits and rarely sound in the current “advanced” radio. But they are remembered and loved by almost the whole world.

Bright, elegant, with high taste, plastic, intelligent, easy to communicate and talented. It is called a legend and so much has been written about it that you can hardly add anything else. Songs of Edita Piekha became an integral part of our life.

The daughter of Polish immigrants, Edita Piekha
Legendary Edita P’eha has always been considered one of the most beautiful singers. It seems that the years over this artist are not powerful. Edita Stanislavovna still tours and looks great. She considers herself “an ambassador without credentials,” and the most memorable concerts in her life are those she gave in Afghanistan and Armenia – immediately after the earthquake.

She was born on July 31, 1937 in the mining town of Noël-sous-Lance, 300 kilometers from Paris. Her father, Stanislav Piekha, and her mother, Felicia Karolevskaya, were Poles. They met and got married in France, where they came to find a job. The girl was named Edith Marie after her paternal grandmother, Maria. singer Edita Pyekha

She performed her first public concert at the age of 7: in honor of the end of the war, she sang the famous Marseillaise on the street. The audience was delighted. In the same year, our stepfather’s stepfather (father died during the war) moved his family to Poland.

According to Edita Piekha, she went there to school, almost without knowing the language, and was among the losers, although she left France a good student. The girl did not want to be worse than others and by the seventh grade had already achieved good results in school.

Edita sang in the choir, for which classmates gave her the nickname – “the girl who sings.” However, she did not even think about the profession of the singer and after school she entered the pedagogical lyceum.

Edita Piekha – Galatea Bronevitsky
In 1955, under the permit of the Polish Komsomol, Edita came to Leningrad, where she began to study at the university. With great success, Piekha performed in the choir of a Polish community, led by the student of the conducting and choir department of the Leningrad Philharmonic Society Alexander Bronevitsky.

singer Edita Piekhas Alexander Bronevitsky
He created the ensemble “Friendship”, in which the creative activity of Edita Piekha began: on New Year’s Eve from 1955 to 1956 she sang a comic song in Polish “The Red Bus”. She stepped on the stage of the Leningrad Conservatory in some sweater and sports shoes. There was no concert dress, because the girl came to the Soviet Union from the Polish hinterland to study “as a teacher” … After that night, the first in the USSR vocal-instrumental ensemble was invited to perform at the philharmonic society. The whole artistic Leningrad spoke about the beautiful talented stranger, and Edita became the soloist of the ensemble, where she worked for twenty years.

Edita Stanislavovna considers Alexander Bronevitsky her Pygmalion not only in creative terms. The couple began a serious relationship. Their wedding took place on December 8, 1956. And next year, the ensemble “Friendship” with the program “Songs of the Nations of the World” won the gold medal and the title of laureates of the VI World Festival of Youth and Students in Moscow.

Alexander Bronevitsky created a new genre – the theater of song, where each participant was a soloist with his own role. But soon Bronevitsky was waiting for the first blow. In 1959, the artistic council of the Leningrad variety stage, 90 percent made up of people who had nothing to do with music, categorically forbade the band to perform and sentenced the ensemble to disband. Edita P’eha went to Moscow to appear at the artistic council of the RSFSR Ministry of Culture. They were surprised by this decision and allowed to work.

But then everything went unevenly. In the 1970s, Bronevitsky caught another blow. The whole team, except for Piekha, decided to leave him. Then Alexander Alexandrovich gathered singers and musicians all over the country. And then a new “Friendship” of the peoples of the Soviet Union was born. It never occurred to anyone that the brainchild of Bronevitsky was once accused of promoting bourgeois ideology, and they called Pieha a pub, a jazz singer (although she never sang in restaurants).

In free swimming
In 1976, Edita P’eha decided to organize her own ensemble, the music director of which was a graduate of the Leningrad Conservatory Grigory Kleimits. singer Edita P’eha The first performance of a new group at the All-Russian competition of Soviet song performers in Sochi brought victory.

Edita P’eha became the performer of the first Soviet twists and shakes, she first removed the microphone from the stand, first began to talk to the public at concerts. During her creative activity, she released more than 10 giant discs at the All-Union Recording Company Melody, songs from which were included in the golden fund of the national stage: “City of Childhood”, “Danube Wreath”

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