In 2016 for some of the participants of International Web Voice Competition–Belgrade, Serbia 2016. production center MIR Production www.mirproduction.com identified prize fund, one of the owners of which became participant from Ukraine (Kharkov) – Anastasia Ivanova - the absolute winner of the category Pop-Jazz singing, International Web Voice Competition–Belgrade, Serbia 2016.
How long have you been singing?
I started singing at age 11, it was 4 years ago. During that time I became a winner of numerous international competitions, including on television.
In addition to vocal classes, I like playing guitar and synthesizer. My dream is to have my own songs, I write lyrics and music. I think music is central in my life and I have a goal which I will aspire.
How did you know about this competition?
About the competition I heard from my teacher of singing Sereda Julia Vitalievna.
Who from the participants, in your opinion, was the most powerful as your competitor?
Many contestants were strong and deserved to win.
What impression did you have formed about the participants from other countries?
It was interesting to listen to participants from other countries.
Who are your favorite artists and styles?
I love Christina Aguilera and consider her as an example for myself (ordinary girl from an ordinary family achieved such a great success, thanks to her talent and hard work), styles: rock, pop, alternative.
What hobbies and interests do you have?
I like to paint, ride horses and write poetry.
What do you think about the competition, which passes completely through the Internet?
Very positive. Online contest gives to artist complete freedom, without much worries you can open up completely.
What will you wish the contestants for the next year?
I wish all the contestants to be brave in selection of songs, show excellent results, and most importantly be yourself in every song, do not be afraid to improvise and express yourself.
Kharkiv is the second-largest city in Ukraine. Located in the north-east of the country, it is the largest city of the Slobozhanshchyna historical region. The city has a population of about 1.5 million people.
The city was founded in 1654 and after a humble beginning as a small fortress grew to be a major centre of Ukrainian industry, trade and culture.
Presently, Kharkiv operates as a major cultural, scientific, educational, transport and industrial centre of Ukraine, with 60 scientific institutes, 30 higher education universities and institutions, 6 libraries.museums, 7 theatres and 80 libraries.