For the first time, the inimitable charm and unique voice of this singer were appreciated outside her native country. Irina Ponarovskaya took first place at the Dresden Festival of Pop Music in 1976, performing the songs "Get on the Train of Your Dreams" and "I Love".
Childhood and youth
From a young age, Irina Ponarovskaya was distinguished by a bright personality. She stood out among her peers not only in appearance, but also with unique vocal abilities. Natural sense of style, purposeful nature and efficiency allowed her to achieve great success in her work. The future singer and film actress was born on March 12, 1953 in a family of creative intelligentsia. Parents lived in the cultural capital of Russia, the city of Leningrad. My father directed the jazz orchestra at the city philharmonic society. Mother worked as a solfeggio teacher at a music school at the local conservatory.
The girl demonstrated her vocal and musical abilities from an early age. Even in preschool age, a teacher began to study with Irina, who gave her a voice with a range of three octaves. She easily studied at a music school, where she mastered the technique of playing the harp and piano. Having received a certificate of maturity in 1971, Ponarovskaya applied to the Leningrad Conservatory. Throughout the entire period of her studies she collaborated as a soloist with the vocal-instrumental ensemble "Singing Guitars".
On the creative path
The singer became widely known in the mid-70s. In her hometown, Ponarovskaya was known as a soloist of the Korobeiniki ensemble. At the international pop song contest "Sopot-1975" Irina received the Grand Prix for her performance of the song "Plea". Moreover, in Poland all fashion magazines and other publications wrote about her. A few months later she was invited to the title role in the first Soviet rock opera, Orpheus and Eurydice. After this event, Irina began to be invited to shoot a movie. She flashed her talent for reincarnation in the paintings "Walnut Krakatuk", "It Doesn't Concern Me", "The Trust That Burst".
The singer was regularly invited to television. Ponarovskaya was a frequent guest in the programs "Morning Mail", "Blue Light", "Alarm Clock". After a while, she became the host of the Irina Ponarovskaya Fitness Class program. The singer and TV presenter was not for nothing considered a style icon. After preliminary preparation, she registered her personal clothing brand and opened a tailor shop for women's dresses. However, the project had to be closed as there is fierce competition in this market segment.
Recognition and privacy
Irina Panorovskaya was awarded the honorary title "Honored Artist of the Russian Federation" for her great contribution to the development of musical art. The singer was awarded a large star plate on the square of pop stars of Russia.
The personal life of the actress and singer has developed dramatically. She got married three times. Each time the family union fell apart. Irina raised and raised her son. At the moment, she spends a lot of time at the country house, which is located in Estonia. Likes to grow flowers and communicate with her grandson and granddaughter.