Stas Piekha

Stas Piekha, formal name Stanislav Piatrasovich Piekha (Russian: Станислав Пятрасович Пье́ха), is a Russian popular singer and actor, and the grandson of Edita Piekha.

Stas Piekha
Stas Piekha
Stas Piekha
Background information
Birth nameStanislav Pyatrasovich Gerulis
Born (1980-08-13) 13 August 1980 (age 40)
Leningrad, USSR
OriginSaint Petersburg, Russia
GenresPop, Traditional pop
Occupation(s)Singer, Actor
Websitestas-pjeha.ru

Early lifeEdit

Piekha was born on 13 August 1980, the grandson of Edita Piekha[1] and the son of Ilona Bronevitskaya, who were both famous USSR popular singers. His father, Petras Gerulis, was a Lithuanian jazz musician. As a young boy, Piekha spent time on tour with his grandmother while his mother pursued her solo career. At the age of 7, at his grandmother's insistence, his last name was formally changed from Gerulis to Piekha and he was enrolled in the Choir Singing Glinka College in Leningrad to study the piano and choral singing. Subsequently, he was enrolled in the Gnessin conservatory, but he did not complete his degree.[2][3]

CareerEdit

In 2004, Piekha became a contestant on the fourth season of the Russian hit television show Star Factory (Russian: Фабрика звёзд), a singing competition analogous to American Idol. He recorded his first popular hit during the show, a song called "One star" (Russian: Одна звезда). During his audition for the show, Piekha said that his dream duet partner would be the Russian pop star Valeriya. He got his wish during one of the episodes and recorded the duet "You are sad" (Russian: Ты грустишь) together with Valeriya. He also sang "July Morning" in a duet with Ken Hensley. At the conclusion of the season, Piekha became one of the three finalists and won a recording contract which led to the release of his debut album titled "One star", named after his first hit. He followed it up with a sophomore effort in 2008, releasing the album Otherwise (Russian: Иначе).[2][3]

In May 2011, Piekha took part in the television program Ukraine Voice (similar format to American show The Voice) on the Ukrainian channel "1+1" as one of the four judges. He then took part in the television show Popstar to Operastar, also on "1+1", which was an adaptation of the British format to Ukrainian television.[4]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • 2005 — One star (Russian: Одна звезда)
  • 2008 — Otherwise (Russian: Иначе)

CompilationsEdit

  • 2013 — 10

FilmographyEdit

DocumentariesEdit

  • "My beautiful family" (Russian: Моя прекрасная семья, TV series)
  • "Epoch of Piekha" (Russian: Эпоха Пьеха)
  • "Unbelievable Stories of Love" (Russian: Невероятные истории любви)
  • "My Mother Has Married" (Russian: Моя мама вышла замуж)
  • "Show Business. X-Files" (Russian: Секретные материалы шоу-бизнеса)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Edita Piekha's star unveiled on Walk of Fame in Vitebsk". 11 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b Stas Pjekha. Biography at stas-pjeha.ru
  3. ^ a b Stas Pjekha. The Life of Surmounting. Стас Пьеха: Жизнь на преодолении. 13.05.2017
  4. ^ Ukraine Voice. First Casting Completed // "Голос країни": первый кастинг завершен. 18 04 2011

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