Oksana Grigorieva Biography
(Russian Singer-songwriter and Pianist)
Birthday: February 23, 1970 (Pisces)
Born In: Saransk, Russia
Oksana Petrovna Grigorieva is a Russian pianist, singer, and songwriter who has been described by critics as a “rare and unique talent.” She first gained international prominence with her song ‘Un día llegará’ in 2006. Her first album ‘Beautiful Heartache’ took her popularity to a higher level, as it garnered commercial success and critical acclaim for her. In 2013, her second album ‘Love to Dance’ was released. In the initial years of her career, she taught music in the UK and the US, and patented a technique of teaching musical notation to children. Oksana is also well known for her high profile relationships with celebrities like Timothy Dalton and Mel Gibson. Fond of music from a young age, she started taking piano lessons at the age of four. When she was seven, she composed her first piano piece, and performed Bach, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky in concerts. Chasing her dreams, she moved to the UK to continue her musical training. While still a student, she started giving private music lessons as well as worked in public and private schools as a chorus master. Once at a London restaurant, the royal photographer Patrick Lichfield spotted her. This incident would prove to be a turning point for her. Soon her photos were all over fashion magazines, which led to a successful modeling career. Eventually she was able to achieve her initial dream of becoming a musician as well.