Play the accordion Valery Semin, arrangements of folk songs and their performance will leave no one indifferent. Personal life Valery Semin is closely intertwined with his work. The world famous ensemble “White day” created by Valery in close collaboration with verhovskoy Elena (Elena cornflower) and remarkable balalaika player Andrey Sandalwood, still lives, but family ties are a wonderful couple broke up.
On the photo: Valery Semin
The Wife Of Valery Semin
Lena Verkhovskaya (1970) — then he studied at the Moscow College of music. She started to perform together with Valeriy (1966) since 1990, when he, along with the winners of the fourth all-Russia competition of folk performers, he formed the ensemble “White day”. In the nineties young musicians for them with the same sense of humor played on the Bayan and balalaika normal famous works of their favorite “Beatles”, “Eagle”, the incomparable hits “Boney-M”, and even “Metallica”.
Captivating way of playing the accordion of the future, Honoured artist of Russia always caused delight of the audience. Fell in love with a young accordionist and Lena. Valery Semin was distinguished by his love of music. After finishing the (1985) music school (the class of accordion and orchestral conducting), he entered the Gnessin state Academy of music (1992), continuing to improve his musical skills.
Valery Semin and Elena cornflower
Elena — the soloist. In the performance of “White day” were heard, and pieces of the rock Opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” and well-known Russian songs arranged by Valery Semin, and other composers. Gradually, the creative Union of Elena and Valeria turned into a Union family. With Semin was born the heir to Ivan. In 1999, Semin Valery and his wife Elena cornflower has created a new vocal group.
Great Soviet composer Alexander Morozov has suggested to Elena, who was a songwriter and a performer, to replace her maiden name for “cornflower”, the title of one of my favorite songs of Morozov. So everyone liked the idea. Together with the ensemble “White day”, acting under the direction of Valery Semin, Elena cornflower has traveled to over 30 countries.
On the photo: Valery Semin, Elena cornflower and balalaika Andrew Sandalov
“White day” Valery Semin
On one of the most prestigious music competitions of Europe, the musicians performed songs from the repertoire of The Beatles and won the first prize. They are interested in one of the most experienced managers of the time and offered a tour. Lena cornflower and her husband Valery Semin played together on the most prestigious stages of Europe and the world.
Valery Semin on stage
Valery Semin, Elena cornflower and the group “White day” created a wonderful program called “Balalaika in Rock”. In Russia, however, cover versions known in the West hits the people heard not with pleasure. Then Elena and I decided to write own songs in Russian. The words and music of the songs were born from her right on the go, on the way home or to the rehearsal.
Valery Semin, and “White Day”
With 10 years Lena sang in the choir. Then perfected his musical skills, receiving academic education. And the poetry she began writing since childhood. Extraordinary talent, perseverance and beauty of her Russian soul helped Elena cornflower become the author of many songs that are now considered as truly national.
Love such a simple and such a comprehensive Russian song Helena when he was a child, instilled in her grandfather Ivan, who knew a huge amount of folk songs, melodies, fun rhymes and tales. Elena cornflower in creative collaboration with Semin has released a collection of songs by “Ear, I cooked” (1999), which allowed “White day” to be famous in our country.
However, despite the recognition of the people, personal life of Valery Semin was given the first crack. Now Valery and Elena continues to perform on stage, they have a new family. Composer, poet and performer of his songs Elena cornflower after twenty years of married life and high-profile divorce full of creative forces and prepared a new concert program “My songs for you!”.