Olga Stelmakh is a Russian singer, actress, composer (traditional Russian, modern music)
The singer has released 9 solo albums. Winner of “Shanson goda” award in the Kremlin.
Ist award – TV channel “Rossiya” – “Zvezdny dozhd”.
Olga was a distinguished guest of “Belostok” (Poland), “Vilnius 2000” and “Shlyager” (Belorussia).
She had concert tours in Japan, Israel, Germany and France.
She was awarded the “Talant and Prizvanie” prize at the Ist World Peace Congress that took place in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
Olga received awards of Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Governor of Moscow region. Olga Stelmakh is an honoured artist of Moscow region.
Master of my dreams
You feel like an inadvertent touch of affectionate south breeze that blows from the ocean each time you meet her. This young and svelte lady with glowing eyes is like made of sun rays. Swarthy and beautiful face, bush of light, as if faded in sunlight, and long hair, her southern temperament flares up from time to time during the conversation and her eyes studies your soul just like a deepest ocean underworld. That is not a complete portrait of famous songbird — Olga Stelmakh.
This impression is not occasional. Olga was born in sunny Yevpatoria (Crimea). Her childhood passed there. Olga speaks that her native city endowed her with love for sun and sea. This love attends her everywhere.
Olga has got acquainted with a magic world of music in Yevpatoria, so her singing destiny began early. First time she acquainted with music listening her father, playing accordion. Olga had started to join in a song before she learned to speak. So she has got a music memory and ear for music. And Olga’s mother gave her an inflexible will and sound human stubbornness. Neither mum, nor dad had no relation to professional music, but his talent and her character helped Olga with her not easy life way, helped her to be a professional artist.
At 15 years old, she decided to go up to Higher school of music in faraway city Kursk. She passed examinations successfully, although she was all alone in a big and unknown town! The future songbird understood that her only vocation is to sing. She could hear her favorite performers for hours. She played piano and song.
Olga’s human strong personality became apparent in Kursk. So she didn’t want not to live in a dormitory that was similar to a summer camp, where everything is subordinated to alien orders. She admits that her constitutive temperamental is a personal violence unacceptance. Olga hates when one starts to command and oblige her to do something. She hates to submit outside rules. Then she rented a room for her scholarship. Olga entrusts only her mind and heart.
Next she proceeded with her education in Moscow National University of Art and Culture after the music school. On the first course she has got with the master of Russian song variety and popular composer — Vyacheslav Dobrynin. So she became a leading soloist in company «8 марта» (8 March). Soon, they realized their first disk — «Ты мой сладкий» (You are my sweet) on the firm «Мелодия» (Melody). Olga worked successfully for two years in this collective and finally understood that she cannot live anymore without audience and spectators. After the group breaking up she had no doubt. She started recitals.
In two months she came out on top on the festival «Звездный дождь» (Star Rain) with a Vyacheslav Dobrynin’s song written by versus of Larisa Rubal’skaya «Забери свои гвоздики» (Take your pinks). Olga went to the tour round with a solo concert program. The audience has loved that song. Since then Olga is a welcome guest everywhere.
She has got acquainted with the master of Russian Chanson — Mikhail Krug during this tour. He presented her a song «Ты опоздал» (You are late). Olga considers this song like the best one in her repertoire. Her first single disk — «Забери свои гвоздики» (Take your pinks) was recorded in Tver.
The second disk — «Поцелуй под водой» (The kiss under water) was recorded in 1995. Olga played in public everywhere. She played in small halls of provincial towns, on big open stages, and on scene of the Big Kremlin palace.
Each time, she has had new and different spectators on her concerts. But the performance occasion was only — to present a holiday and pleasure, to return belief and hope, to hand love, of sea and sun that lives in her soul. Olga is always glad to sing, where audience want to hear her songs. She is always glad to help someone with her talent. In 2001 she sang for Russian soldiers in Groznyy. The representatives of Federal Power awarded her a special reward — «Участник боевых действий» (Combatant).
Olga Stelmakh often concertizes abroad. She was invited like a guest of honor on a popular Polish festival «Belostok»,
Russian best talents and poets have sized up her professionalism. Vyacheslav Dobrynin, Mikhail Tanich, Michael Krug, Sergey Chelobanov, Sergey Trofimov, Larissa Rubalskaya, Andrey Derzhavin, Lydia Kozlova, Igor Azarov, Regina Lisits, EvgenyMuravyyov, Kirill Krastoshevsky, AndreyKosinsky, Olga Kulanina, Galina Ayvazyan have been cooperating with a famous Russian siren. Realize of her third album «С любовью» (With love 2006) was unexpected and
Many of her lust songs have started to be the riots on such Russian radio stations as «Шансон» (Chanson) and «Милицейскаяволна» (Police wave). You may always hear such famous songs as
In 2009 she realized the album «Пора» (It’s time). Here one may mark out the songs»Птицы улетают за моря» (Birds fly on south) — (A. Derzhavin’s music, S. Kostrov’s words), «Маловато» (Not enough) — (I. Azarov’s music, R. Lisits’s words), «Обручальное колечко» (Wedding Ring) in duet with Viktor Korolev and «Анна Каренина» (Anna Karenina) in joint authorship with Lidia Kozlova.
In 2009 the record studio «Ночное такси» (The night taxy) recorded the single concert video DVD «Завяжи мне глаза» (Close my eyes). Very bright, dynamic and soulfull heatacher was working.
In the beginning of 2010 — The new album with 19 songs»Лучшее и новое» (The best and new) is realized.
In the November of 2010 — Olga presented her new album «Мамина пластинка» (Mummy’s record). Here one may find the famous songs of A. Severniy and V. Krestovskiy that were popular during 1970. Theyare «Мамина пластинка» (Mummy’s record), «Облака» (Clouds), «Дым твоих папирос» (Smoke of your cigarette), «Весеннее танго» (Spring tango), «Оборванец» (Poor boy). The album includes 12 songs, and the main theme — the songs that have passed through times.
In 2013 the album «СтранаЕсения» (The land of Eseniy) was realized. The album includes 12 songs (music by Olga Stelmakh), poems written by the Great Russian poet of Sergey Esenin (1895–1925).Russian traditional music has developed in modern sound. The album presents the music genres: walts, tango, romance, lyrical ballad, popular music……
Unfortunately it is hard to find this lady at home. Every day she is somewhere. Every day she is occupied, recording on musical studios, music video, participation in airs, meetings with journalists and, new performances for us. Her tour schedule is always planned densely. In 2006 and 2009 Olga, sang for Russian soldiers in Khankala, Nazran, in Ingushetia and in Chechnya. Everywhere her concerts awarded with a hot applauses and love. In 2007 she was awarded with «Chanson of Year — 2007», on the Main stage in the Grand Kremlin Palace. This year Olga was awarded with the medal «Talent and Calling» on the first World Congress of Peace that passes in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. She has awards of Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, of Ministry of Internal Affairs, of Governor of the Moscow region. Olga acted in cinema in a leading role in the series «Cупруги» in 2012. The premiere of this film took place on NTV channel.
Olga Stelmakh is a creative, sensitive and adoring the song person. First of all she appreciates when a song has soul. «I fill, when artist lies. I fill, when he is not given to a song whole his soul and spirit. Often I see, that I sing one song in different ways each time. So, I can surely say that I sing with my heart».
Olga loves to read books, to journey, to visit art exhibition, and of course to go in for sport.
And she really loves with all her soul the sun light and sea. And the sun is a thing that evokes sunlight from itself — by the words of one old wise man. And else one moment! Ives Montan called his memoirs «Du soleilplein la te^te» — that means «The head is full of sun».It corresponds with Olga’s inner world.
Her career proceeds, and she speaks surely: «I am grateful to destiny. I still have what to say and I always have about what to sing…»