Presenting Firebirds - the duo album featuring Daria's beguiling vocals and Marina's stunning piano work. Recorded in a studio, the album, however, aims to capture the fun and excitement of our live performances. The tracks are stripped back and recorded in a single take, with some giggles and banter thrown in! A mix of high octane Russian folk tunes and original compositions, it might leave you a little breathless...
Marina Osman is Folking.com Musician of the Year (2019)
Daria's collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman (originally from Belarus) started with a set of nostalgic Russian songs, mostly from classic Soviet-era films, combined with Russian folk favourites (commissioned by Pushkin House). Since then, the dynamic duo's successful partnership has extended to Daria's solo material, offering a fantastic variety for every listener regardless of their language and cultural background. Expect plenty of authentic Russian flavour, superb musicianship and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy.
"Great battles of love and life all sung from the deep heart's core"
"Daria Kulesh and Marina Osman took it to another level. One of the best sets I have ever seen"
(Andy Tuck, Forty Tenth Promotions)
“The very best of the best included an amazing set from The Firebirds (Daria Kulesh and Marina Osman), whose Russian tunes turned us all into Cossacks and the call for an encore was so insistent it couldn't be ignored"
(Tony Birch, FATEA Magazine)
“A wonderful concert by two hugely talented and lovely people”
(Andrew Bracey, audience member)
«Филигранное, и в то же время невероятно душевное исполнение»
(Дмитрий Белицкий, слушатель)
About Marina Osman
Marina Starastsenkava Osman, originally from Belarus, is a graduate of the Belarussian State Conservatoire. An accomplished performer as well as teacher, she was awarded a badge "For contribution to the cultural evolution of Belarus" by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus in 2008. In 2007, she was a judging panel member at International Chamber Ensembles Competition 'Nova music' in Latvia. She has also performed in Poland, Germany, Lithuania and Russia, having recorded several programs for 'Orpheus' Russian music radio and Russian TV with the classical music expert Mihail Kazinik in 2009. Since 2011, Marina has been based in London, focusing on training young musicians for ABRSM exams.