VIA “the Bluebird of happiness” will represent St. Petersburg in the contest “New Star”

From 1 January 2018 on the TV channel “Star” will be broadcast the third season of all-Russian vocal competition “New Star”, organized with the support of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.

“New Star” is a music competition which is attended by representatives of all 85 regions of Russia. Large-scale voting across the country and the opinion of famous experts in the field of music will determine the best vocalists. The jury of competition included: the honored worker of arts, composer Maxim Dunaevsky; people’s artist of Russia, actor and singer Dmitry Kharatyan; TV host Yuri Nikolaev; Director Vasily Barkhatov; honored artist of Russia, Zara.

Petersburg in the competition will present the “Bird of happiness” — the ensemble, which considers itself the successor of the traditions of the Soviet VIA. The repertoire of the group — the youth-Patriotic songs and favorite songs of the past years. All the band members play musical instruments and sing.

The ensemble: Diana Dmitriyeva (keys, vocals), Alexander Kotsepalov (guitar, vocals), Natalia Kornilova (vocals), Alina roiz (bass guitar, vocals), Dmitry Tagaev (vocals), Evgeny Grachev (drums, vocals).