Nani Bregvadze

Nani Bregvadze (Ge. ნანი ბრეგვაძე, Rus. Нани Брегвадзе, born 21 July 1936 in Tbilisi) is a Georgian and Soviet singer, pianist, music pedagogue, people's artist of the USSR (1983). She was born, raised and started her career in Soviet Georgia in the USSR, then gained USSR-wide popularity during 1957 6th World Festival of Youth and Students. Bregvadze has performed with Georgian music group VIA Orera and as a solo artist.

Nani Bregvadze
ნანი ბრეგვაძე
Bregvadze in 2017
Bregvadze in 2017
Background information
Birth nameNani Georgyevna Bregvadze
Born (1936-07-21) 21 July 1936 (age 85)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Occupation(s)Singer, pianist, music pedagogue
Years active1957–Present

Bregvadze's signature songs include Snegopad ("Snowfall"), Bolshak (later covered by Alla Pugacheva), and Dorogoi Dlinnoyu (adapted in English as Those Were the Days).[1] After launching a successful solo career in the early 1970s, Bregvadze performed a great number of Russian and Gypsy romances.[2] She was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1983. As of 2007, Bregvadze lived in Moscow and held the chair in popular and jazz music at the Moscow State Art and Cultural University.[3] She has been an honorary citizen of Tbilisi since 1995.[4]


  1. ^ Дорогой длинною - Нани Брегвадзе on YouTube
  2. ^ Incomplete discography with links to audio records
  3. ^ "Who is Who in Russian Culture". Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2012-10-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)