With her extraordinary voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, Daria Kulesh has been making a name for herself as a bold, exotic, impressive performer. Mixing her Eastern roots with Western folk influences, she creates a sound full of passion and magic. Her recently released second album Long Lost Home has enjoyed rave reviews, national radio play and multiple awards in the UK and Russia, including LCM Album of the Year.
“One of the most refined and enjoyable voices around” (Folk All)
“Haunting and enigmatic” (The Times)
“Grace, skill and emotional intensity few singers can match” (Sabrinaflu Folk Magazine)
“One of the most beautiful new songs of the last 10 years” (The Mike Harding Folk Show)
“So vibrant… makes one feel glad to be alive” (Art of Jazz)
Marina Starastsenkava Osman, originally from Belarus, is a graduate of Belarussian State Conservatoire. An accomplished performer as well as teacher, she was awarded a badge “For contribution to the cultural evolution of Belarus” by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus in 2008. In 2007, she was a judging panel member at International Chamber Ensembles Competition ‘Nova music’ in Latvia. She has also performed in Poland, Germany, Lithuania and Russia,and has recorded several programmes for Russian music Radio ‘Orpheus’ and Russian national TV with the classical music expert Mikhail Kazinik. Since 2011, Marina has been based in London.