French chansons & russian romances. Passionate, youthful and thoroughly individual.
those are the characteristics of singer and actor Vladimir Korneev´s chanson interpretations. In his program L I E D É Я the French poetry of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour and Michel Legrand meets the Russian soul of Vladimir Vysotsky, Alla Pugacheva, Mark Bernes and Alexander Vertinsky. Korneev sings of love, life and lust in all their power and their intensity. Concert pianist Liviu Petcu accompanies him on the piano and also plays soli from the east and the west, from Rachmaninov to Debussy.
These two artists bring songs from the old art of the salon into the modern era with unconventional ideas, jazzy influences und classical prowess. They make a statement which, despite its inexorable frankness, never loses its sensibility and delicacy.
Vladimir Korneev has been an award winner of the BUNDESWETTBEWERB GESANG BERLIN (biggest German national singing competition, category “chanson”, held in Berlin) three times in succession. He also won the international chanson competition “THE SINGING MASK“ in Saint Petersburg. In May 2014 Korneev released his first chanson album “WEITERGEHN” in cooperation with “BR KLASSIK” (Bavarian broadcasting service: BR CLASSICS ). 2016 he released his second album „ЯÉCITAL“, which is the live recording of his premiere concert „LIEDÉЯ“ at the high renowned german chanson theatre BAR JEDER VERNUNFT in Berlin. At the moment Vladimir is working on his third chanson album „ЯOMÁNCE“ in cooperation with the WDR Funkhausorchester (Radio Orchestra of the West German Broadcasting Corporation), which will be released in October 2017.