Biography - Lenara Osmanova



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About singer

Lenara Osmanova is a Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar singer and actress.

Honored Artist of Ukraine, Honored Artist of Crimea.

She was born in 1986 in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), in the family of an engineer and a music teacher.

Since early childhood, Lenara showed her aptitude for art. In 1991 she returned with her family to Crimea, Simferopol, where she first appeared on stage at the age of 5.

The artist's career began in Crimea, with the victory in the contest "Crimean Stars" and "Mini-Miss Simferopol 93".

Lenara Osmanova graduated from Simferopol School of Arts (music and choreographic departments), and later Kyiv College of Variety and Circus Arts (pop vocals).

Also, the artist is a graduate of Kyiv National Academy of Culture and Arts Management (vocalist, a master of musical and pedagogical disciplines).

Since 1996, the artist has been an incumbent member of the Small Academy of Arts of Crimea. For her active participation in the cultural life of Ukraine and high professionalism, she was repeatedly awarded state awards by the Crimean and Kyiv authorities: by the National Foundation "Ukraine for Children" within the "Gifted Children of Ukraine" program, with gratitude of the mayor of Kyiv, certificate of honor of the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

In 1997 the artist became a finalist of the program "Morning Star" in Moscow, in 1998 - "Little Stars" in St. Petersburg.

In 2003 Lenara Osmanova became the first prize winner of the international contest "Light of Music" in Florence (Italy), in 2006 - the Grand Prix winner of the international festival of ethnic culture in Sicily, the first prize winner of the international contest "Star sprint" in Italy, the laureate of the second prize and winner of the gold disc of the contest "Bengio-festival" in Benevito.

In 2007 there was a presentation of the singer's first album "Beautiful Crimea" consisting of 10 songs in the Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian and Russian languages. In the same year, Lenara presented her first solo program to fans at the first concert in her native Simferopol.

In 2009 Lenara Osmanova became a finalist of the Ukrainian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.

In many years of work, Lenara has toured more than 25 countries of the world, including the USA, European countries, Qatar, Indonesia and many others. She is also known as a performer of dances of the peoples of the world, an actress of the theater (play "The Seagull named Jonathan") and cinema ("Tatar triptych", "I will give everything to the song", "A star is born at midnight", "Dance").

In 2012 Lenara Osmanova became a laureate and the Grand Prix winner of the contest named after Shulzhenko in Kharkiv, and in 2015 - a laureate and the Grand Prix owner of the contest "Shlyager Rock-2015" in Kyiv.

In July 2013, the artist released her second album called "Heavenly Hero" consisting of 12 compositions also in three languages close to the singer. The presentation of the album took place in Kyiv and Crimea.

In July 2015, in Kyiv, at Les Kurbas Theater, there was the premiere of the play "Dim-Ev-Home", in which Lenara plays the leading part - the daughter of the Crimean Khan.

On March 30, 2015 in Kyiv, at National Palace of Arts "Ukraine", the singer’s big solo concert took place.

On October 25, 2016 in Kyiv, in the concert hall "Carribean Club", the jubilee concert-performance "On the notes of fate" took place.

In 2017, by the Decree of the President of Ukraine, Lenara Osmanova was awarded the title "Honored Artist of Ukraine". In 2018, there was a presentation of the solo program "Poems and music of the soul" and "Beraber", which included the Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian folk songs as well as the author's songs. In 2019 Lenara Osmanova was included in the TOP-100 of the national prize "Pride and Beauty of Ukraine".

The artist continues to delight the audience with her solo programs today.

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