“Deep, soulful and mysterious… Her strongest asset is her ability to create an atmosphere. She reminds me of Patricia Barber: they can both cast a spell.”
Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes (U.S.)
“Tanya’s music is absolutely wonderful.”
Leo Abrahams (UK), composer, producer
Singer-songwriter from Russia with a dark, velvety voice, her manner deeply intimate and moving, Tanya Balakirskaya sings her songs in Russian, Ukrainian and English. She draws inspiration from folk songs, American free verse, Slavic poetry, and personal spiritual insights. Outstanding Russian musicians have united around Tanya’s music, masterfully revealing its rich core, laconic tenderness, exquisite simplicity—and bringing it to the high point of artistry.
LISTEN: Tanya Balakirskaya – I’m Not In Pain Anymore (Balakyrskaya) 6:55
Tanya Balakirskaya – vo, Dmitry Ilugdin – p, Victor Shestak – b, Peter Ivshin – dr, Salman Abuyev – tp. From forthcoming untitled album, rec. 2018 ©