Marina Kapuro

Marina Stanislavovna Kapuro (Russian: Марина Станиславовна Капуро, born October 15, 1961, Leningrad), is a Russian singer.

Marina Kapuro
Also known asМарина Капуро
Born (1961-10-15) October 15, 1961 (age 58)
OriginSaint Petersburg, Russia
Genresfolk rock, Pop rock, Musical
InstrumentsSinging
Years active1969–present
Associated actsYabloko
Websitewww.marinakapuro.ru

She entered the Pioneers Palace's ensemble at the age of eight. Later she completed at Saint Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts.

Together with composer Yuri Berendyukov, she founded the folk rock band Yabloko (apple). She also worked with Yuri Morozov, Chizh & Co, Nautilus Pompilius, and with the celtic rock group Welladay.

In 1993, she recorded Sergey Kuryokhin's Sparrow Oratorium. The same year she was made Meritorious Artist of Russia. She sang the anthem of 1994 Goodwill Games held in Saint Petersburg. In 2000, the most successful of her eight albums was released; it was titled Небеса (Nebesa, The Sky) and included songs by Norwegian songwriter Claudia Scott. In 2008 she performed solo songs in the ABBA jukebox musical named ABBAmania (produced by Yuri Berendyukov).[1]

She covered a few famous classic and pop tunes, and recorded them; e.g. Schubert's Ave Maria, Londonderry Air, ABBAs Happy New Year[2] and Mike Oldfield's To France.[3]

In 2016, Kapuro released Matinee a collaboration with British composer and producer David Courtney. The album featured a number of Courtney,'s compositions who also produced the album.[4] Both Marina Kapuro & David Courtney received the prestigious Tsarskoselskaya Art Award in recognition of their collaboration on album. David Courtney is the first British composer to receive this award.

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