Marynka ,Marynkanicolai,Russian Artist in Amsterdam,Amstelpark 2007,
Bandleden Marynka - vocal, piano, keys, accordeon, Celtic harp.
Maxim Chapochnikov, aka DJ Golfinger - loops, beats, electronica
Invloeden Ella Fitsgerald, Massive Attack, Bjork, Kate Bush, Beatles, Scriabine, Sati, Euritmics, Hooverphonic
searching for freedom and life through music, even during my childhood in the Soviet System. I start study music at the age of 7. Later I studied composition (Moscow Professional Music school; Hoge School voor de Kunsten in Utrecht) and performance (Theatre Academie, Moscow; Klein Kunst Academie, Amsterdam) and play the piano, organ, accordion and melodica. I was performing in Russia often until 1989, when I was able to relocate to Amsterdam, where I now live. I sing and play a mixture of musical styles, which includes folk, jazz, classical, dance, disco, traditional Russian and cabaret. I see magic and adventure and love all around me and I try to write and play these feelings.
I have been actively recording music for CD releases in Amsterdam with Texas Mike Stewart (the Gourds, Jewel in the Mire, Skip the Rush) since 2002, and more recently 2003-2005 also with DJ Goldfinger (Kidnap Records, Salon USSR) and Rob Kloet (the Nits). I have been composing music for various docmentary film projects in 2004 and 2005 including the Dood & Rauw film for deaf and mute children with a brilliant animation that matches with the music beautifully.
From 2002 till now I travelled to America, Germany, Denmark, Canada and Russia to perform with my music.
In 2003 I was able to release my first CD of my own songs to the public. It was a long time coming but this collection of music called “Privet” (meaning hello in Russian) is a beautiful painting of feelings from my head and heart and is now released in France, Benelux, the UK and The Nederlands. I have been working on new recordings for a few months, they are now complete and will be released in September 2006. It called “2 much is not enough” (main theme of my entire life!).