VIKA | Singer-Songwriter
In April of this year, Vika earned the distinction of having the first Ukrainian song played full length in a major Hollywood film. Vika’s song “Want You” was featured in the movie “Arthur Newman — a Golf Pro” staring Academy Award Winning Actor Colin Firth, Anne Heshe and Emily Blunt. In late 2012, Vika’s song “Magic” was featured in the action thriller “Chernobyl Diaries” .
Vika completed her Masters Degree at the Kiev University of Culture and Art before embarking on her full time music career. Vika’s formal education spanned the spectrum of drama, creative direction, acting, dance and choreography, but her heart will always belong to her music. Over the last 14 years she has written and recorded her own songs and performed as the headliner act in major music festivals throughout Ukraine, Canada and the US.
In addition to what she has recorded herself, Vika has written more then 150 songs, and published them in her book of lyrics titled “String of My Soul”. She tries to write and make songs of different styles and genres so that not one of her songs will sound like another. Her focus is to write songs with a strong melody that also have meaning and will touch the hearts and souls of her listeners.
She has also written many songs for popular performing artists in Ukraine. She wrote the theme song for the National Children’s Music Festival and the nationally televised music contest “Step to the Stars”.
In May 2008 Vika graduated from the acclaimed Hollywood Pop Academy located in the famous Kodak Theater. While attending HPA, Vika worked with the who’s who of Hollywood instructors with a client list boasting Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Jessica Simpson, Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight to name a few.
In 2010 Vika released her newest rock album “Guilty Dreams” in three languages (Ukrainian, English & Russian) with several tracks shooting to number one requested on Kyiv Radio Stations.
Vika recently graduated with honors from the prestigious Recording Arts Program at Full Sail University with the goal of managing her own music production.