Valeriya, who actively supports the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Congratulations.
Royal Albert Hall
Tue Oct 21 2014
Posted: Wed Jun 25 2014
If you haven't heard of Valeriya, chances are you aren't Russian. She's a huge star in her homeland, winning dozens of awards, playing gigs at the Kremlin and selling dacha-loads of records. Thus you can expect a strong turn-out from London's Russian community as the singer rolls up to the Albert Hall to air her hits – although you don't have to understand what she's singing about to be blown away by her vocals. As well as her 'friends' (a galaxy of Russian and Ukrainian stars including Valery Meladze, Iosif Kobzon and Victor Drobysh) she'll be accompanied by her son Arseny Shulgin on piano, and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.