Singer-Pianist Oksana Grigorieva Releases Debut Single and EP Today
Singer, concert pianist, and composer Oksana Grigorieva is taking her artistic talent in a new direction. On June 4 she will be releasing nationwide an EP titled Love to Dance that will include several new original tracks as well as a remix. In advance of the EP release she will be releasing her first single titled "Party" today, May 7.
Joining forces with her in the composition and production was Will LUKE and John Berlin who have worked with various artists including Lionel Richie, Shakira, Florence and the Machine, Jim Jones, T-Pain, Jodeci, KC-I and JOJO, and Sean Paul.
A child prodigy in Russia, Oksana was instilled with a passion for music and started playing classical piano at age 4 and by the time she was 7 she was writing her own music and performing Bach, Mozart and Tchaikovsky in concerts. The evolution of Oksana's artistic talents continued after she graduated from university at the early age of 19. Though music was her singular passion, her beauty attracted the attention of modeling agencies in London. Despite the fact that her modeling career flourished Oksana always kept her focus on music. She composed the music for a few independent films and also for stage productions with Gregory Peck and Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave.
To continue her musical evolution, Oksana moved to New York and then LA where she made inroads as a song-writer. Several demo sessions led to her first major break. In 2006, Josh Groban recorded her song "Un Dia Llegara" for his album 'Awake" and Oksana has had many influences from the top ranks of pop music including Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Chrissie Hyde, Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. Oksana has often returned to her native Russia to perform concerts for the children who are victims of Chernobyl. She is a spokesperson for the Chernobyl Children's Project International.