In St. Petersburg will host an exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of Edita Piekha

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in fotobanka artist Edita. Archival photoIn St. Petersburg will host an exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of Edita Piekha© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite the image Bank

The exhibition «I was born twice», dedicated to the jubilee of people’s artist of the USSR Edita Piekha, will be held in Saint Petersburg from 24 June to 6 August, the organizers of the event.

«The title is the catch phrase of the singer. Edita believes that the first time she was born in France and the second in Leningrad, where in 1955 she began her musical career… the Exhibition-homage to located in an unusual space, in the concert hall of Sheremetev Palace, stressing that the place of the great singer — on the stage», — stated in the message.

Visitors to the exhibition will see a collection of concert costumes for the singer’s developed by designers such as Vyacheslav Zaitsev, Nonna Melikova, Tatyana Parfenova, Irina Tantsurina. Here are photos from her personal archive, as well as the first records and videos, concert posters, awards and gifts of admirers.

According to the report, the singer has always been sensitive to their stage appearance. «For many she was a role model, for her appearance fans followed the fashion. When she gave concerts in the province, then tried to look more festive by creating a holiday to his listeners,» say the organizers.

Edita — Soviet and Russian singer, people’s artist of the USSR. The winner of many domestic and foreign variety of competitions. The winner of Russian national prize «ovation» in the nomination «Living legend», the order «For merits before Fatherland», the medal «For merits before St. Petersburg», the French order «For peace art» and many other awards.

She was born July 31, 1937 in the mining town of Noyel-sous-lens in Northern France. In France she studied in elementary school, and to continue their studies had been in Poland, where the family moved after the war. Then at the pedagogical Lyceum, and then three rounds of the qualifying exams: two in Gdansk and the third in Warsaw, to get to study in the Soviet Union. In 1955 Edita Piekha was enrolled in the Leningrad state University and was going to be a teacher, a child psychologist. In Leningrad she met a professional musician, a graduate of the Conservatory Alexander Bronevitsky, who invited her to sing in his vocal-instrumental ensemble, later dubbed «Friendship». After a speech at the VI world festival of youth and students in 1957 in Moscow, the Amateur ensemble «Druzhba» received the status of a professional.