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 Ludmila Senchina


Born:   December 13, 1950
Deceased:   January 25, 2018

Renowned Russian soprano, operetta and variety singer, and actress.

      

Ludmila Senchina with her heavenly soprano and radiant personality was one of the most popular singers of the Soviet Union. Her repertoire included operettas, folk songs, lyrical songs, love ballads, romances, etc.

Ludmila Senchina was born on December 13, 1950 in the village of Kudryavtsy, Nikolaev Region of the Ukrainian Soviet Social Republic (now Ukraine).
In 1970 Ludmila graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Musical College under the Leningrad Conservatory (now Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Music Academy), where she studied at the department of musical comedy. Her singing voice was a wonderful soprano.
From her student years the singer was a member of the Leningrad State Concert Orchestra (now the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra).
From 1970 to 1975 Ludmila Senchina worked at the Leningrad State Theater of Musical Comedy (now the St. Petersburg Theater of Musical Comedy), where she performed leading roles in classical and Soviet operettas.
In 1975-1985 she was the leading soloist of the Leningrad State Concert Orchestra.
Ludmila Senchina gained wide popularity with the song "Cinderella". Composed by Igor Tsvetkov to the lyrics by Ilya Reznik, the song was performed by her in the television program "Blue Light" in 1971.
The singer's variety repertoire included folk, lyrical and dramatic songs, love ballads, romances, etc. The most popular of them were "The Song of Tenderness", "Forest Deer", "Fragrant Branches of White Acacia”, "Wild Flowers," "Joke" , "Lullaby", "Love has Come", "Summer", "White Dance", "Love and Parting", and others.
In the early 1980s, Ludmila Senchina collaborated with singer and sonwriter Igor Talkov. In 1986, together with Stas Namin’s band and Vladimir Presnyakov Sr, she took part in the Soviet-American musical play "Child of Peace" performed in the cities of the USA and Canada.
Ludmila Senchina with her heavenly soprano and radiant personality was one of the most popular singers of the Soviet Union. She recorded nine albums of songs.
In the early 1970s, along with Fedor Chekhankov, she hosted the "ArtLotto" musical program on the Central Television channel of the State Radio and Television of the USSR.
Ludmila Senchina took part in music projects "Superstar-2008" (NTV) and "Universal Artist" (2013, Channel One).
In addition to singing songs and performing in operettas, Ludmila Senchina acted in several feature films. Among her roles there was the teacher Larisa Pavlovna in the film story "Avengers from the 2nd “B” from the almanac “The Magic Power” (1970, directed by Naum Birman), Prisinka Shpak in the musical comedy “Shelmenko-Batman” based on the vaudeville by Grigory Kvitka-Osnovyanenko (1971, Andrei Tutyshkin), Pavlinka in the telefilm "After the Fair" based on Yanka Kupala's play "Pavlinka" (1972, Yury Tsvetkov), singer Julie Prudhomme in the adventure film "Armed and Very Dangerous" after Bert Gart's "California stories" (1977, Vladimir Weinstock), and others.
Awards and Victories: the People's Artist of the Russian Federation (2002), the Honored Artist of Ukraine (2003), the winner of the IV All-Russian Contest of Variety Artists (1973), international song contest "Golden Lira" in Bratislava (Czechoslovakia, now - Slovakia, 1974) and "Sopot" (Poland, 1975).
Her first husband was the People's Artist of the RSFSR, Vyacheslav Timoshin, and the second was musician Stas Namin. In the first marriage Ludmila Senchina had a son named Vyacheslav.
The documentary films "Cinderella of the USSR Significance" (2008, directed by Maria Kolokolova) and "Lyudmila Senchina: Where are You, My Happiness?" (2015, Iraida Maksimova) are dedicated to the life and creative career of the renowned singer.
Ludmila Senchina died in St. Petersburg on January 25, 2018.

 


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