Sat 27th April, 20198:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Beguiling and enchanting Daria Kulesh’s collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman offers a fantastic variety for every listener regardless of their language and cultural background.
Expect plenty of authentic Russian flavour, superb musicianship, multilingual banter and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy. “The songs aren’t just sung, but lived.” (FATEA Magazine). A refreshing, intriguing and thoroughly entertaining evening awaits all who come along.
Featuring original compositions from Daria’s award-winning albums mixed with breathtaking Russian folk favourites.
“Great battles of love and life all sung from the deep heart’s core” (Mike Harding, The Mike Harding Folk Show)
“Daria Kulesh and Marina Osman took it to another level. One of the best sets I have ever seen” (Andy Tuck, Forty Tenth Promotions)
With her “extraordinary voice” and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, Daria Kulesh has been making a name for herself as a “bold, exotic, impressive” performer. Mixing her Eastern roots with Western folk influences, she creates an original and exciting sound, full of passion and magic. Her debut release Eternal Child was described as “phenomenal” and her second album Long Lost Home has enjoyed rave reviews, national radio play and multiple awards in the UK and Russia, including LCM Album of the Year.
“One of the most refined and enjoyable voices around” (Folk All)
“Haunting and enigmatic” (The Times)
“Grace, skill and emotional intensity few singers can match” (Sabrinaflu Folk Magazine)
“One of the most beautiful new songs of the last 10 years” (The Mike Harding Folk Show)
“So vibrant and makes one feel glad to be alive” (Art of Jazz)
Marina Starastsenkava Osman, originally from Belarus, is a graduate of Belarussian State Conservatoire. An accomplished performer as well as teacher, she was awarded a badge “For contribution to the cultural evolution of Belarus” by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus in 2008. In 2007, she was a judging panel member at International Chamber Ensembles Competition ‘Nova music’ in Latvia. She has also performed in Poland, Germany, Lithuania and Russia, having recorded several programs for Russian music Radio ‘Orpheus’ and Russian TV with the classical music expert Mihail Kazinik in 2009. Since 2011, Marina has been based in London, focusing on training young musicians for ABRSM exams.