Nataliya Medvedovskaya

Nataliya Medvedovskaya

 New York City, New York, USA
BandClassicalSinger/Songwriter

Winner of American and International Song Contests. Writes Adult Contemporary songs (original lyrics, music and arrangement), and classical music . Her music is perfect for movie. Spans a wide range from soulful, deep, expressive and mature to imaginative, vivid, playful (cartoon-like) music.

Biography

Nataliya Medvedovskaya ,a composer,songwriter and concert pianist , was born on October 2nd , 1974 ,in Saint Petersburg,Russia. She has been composing from 6 years old.Graduated with a double major from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where her composition teacher was Sergei Slonimsky and her piano teacher was Tatyana Kravchenko. Received both of her diplomas at the International Piano Competition "Young Virtuosi" (1989, Czech Republic), one of them awarded for "culture of performance, musicality, and deep understanding of music." Her compositions were broadcasted nationally throughout Russia.

Since 2003, she has been living, composing and performing in and out of NYCity.

Her compositions won first prize at the 1995 International Composers Competition of the Gartow Foundation, held in Saint Petersburg, second prize in the composition category at the International Competition "Golden Channukia" (2005, Berlin), Honor Award at the 2006 Great American Song Contest and Honorable Mentions from 11 Unisong International Song Contest , 14 Billboard Song Contest , and �Song of the Year � International Song Contest.

Her String Quartet No.1 has been performed by the Saint Petersburg String Quartet since 1994 in a number of U.S. cities receiving glowing reviews in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, St.Paul Edition, and the Charleston DailyMail. The Quartet was performed at the Mohawk Trial Concerts (2006) , Music Mountain Summer Festival (2005) ,and was broadcast by WQXR.

Her String Quartet # 2 premierred at the Albuquerque Music Festival (New Mexico,June,2007) and at the Museum of Fine Arts(St.Petersburg ,FL, June 2007).

Her compositions have been featured at www.mvyradio.com, the "Eartaste of the Day" Review of Eartaster Sampler # 4, Fresh Music Express Radio Podcast and the Noizepunk & Krooner Shows at www.kalvos.org/nkshows.html .

In 2007 she became a member of ASCAP (Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers).
At the 2006 International Clarinet Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, she performed her commissioned six-movement suite for clarinet and piano, "Pantomimes."
In 2004 she composed and recorded three soundtracks for the American film "I Will Avenge You, Iago!"

She has performed solo as well as with various singers and instrumentalists in different genres in prestigious venues, including debuts in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, NY Public Library, and Austrian cultural Forum. She performs new, contemporary music as a member of the New York Composers Circle, to honorable acclaim of the "New York Stringer" Magazine.

Recently recorded a piano performance for the Mapleshade Records label for the newly released CD entitled: "Rachmaninov, The Impassioned Songwriter."(mapleshaderecords.org)She is also recording a solo piano CD of the Mozart program, as well as a CD of her own compositions for Mapleshade Records.

The world premiere of her "First snow" for oboe,bassoon,violin, and piano will be presented at the An Die Music Series in Baltimor,MD,on February 22nd.She was also recently selected to perform her songs at the Singer/Songwriter Cape May Showcase(March 2009).

Lyrics

Inside out

Written By: Nataliya Medvedovskaya

Êîçûðåê íàîáîðîò.
Ìóçûêà è ñëîâà íà ðóññêîì ÿçûêå-Ìåäâåäîâñêàÿ Íàòàëèÿ.
Ïåðåâîä íà àíãëèéñêèé ÿçûê-
Òàíÿ Äóäèíà.

Ñîëíöå ñâåòèò,íî íå ãðååò,
Êàê îáìàí÷èâî åãî òåïëî,
Êòî â íåãî íàèâíî âåðèò,
Òîìó íå ïîâåçëî,
Òîìó íå ïîâåçëî,
Íå îãîð÷àéñÿ,÷òî ñíîñèò âåñëî.

Óòðî çîíòèêîì íàêðûëîñü
Îò çåìíûõ çàáîò,ïðîáëåì,ïîìåõ.
×òî-òî ìíå ñåãîäíÿ ñíèëîñü-
Òî äåòñòâà çâîíêèé ñìåõ,
Òî äåòñòâà çâîíêèé ñìåõ,
Òî äåòñòâà ÿðêèé,ïðîíçèòåëüíûé ñìåõ.

ÏÐÈÏÅÂ:

Áóäü òàêîþ æå êàê ðàíüøå
È ïðèìåð ñ ñåáÿ áåðè
È ðàñïóòûâàé áåç ôàëüøè
Æèçíè ïåñòðûé ëàáèðèíò.
Îòïóñòè âîîáðàæåíüå,
Ðàçâÿæè øíóðêè çàáîò,
Ïîâåðíè âñå îãîð÷åíüÿ
Êîçûðüêîì íàîáîðîò,
Êîçûðüêîì íàîáîðîò.

Äåòñòâî øàðèêîì âîçäóøíûì
Ïðèëåòèò êî ìíå èçäàëåêà.
Âçðîñëûé ìèð æèâåò íà ñóøå,
À äåòñêèé-â îáëàêàõ,
À äåòñêèé-â îáëàêàõ,
À ñ÷àñòüå äåòñòâà æèâåò â îáëàêàõ.

Óòðî ñïðûãíåò íà ïîäóøêó,
Ðàçãîíÿÿ ñìÿòûõ ìûñëåé áåã,
Âåøàé ÷óâñòâà íà ïðîñóøêó,
Øàãíóâ ê ñàìîé ñåáå,
Øàãíóâ ê ñàìîé ñåáå,
Øàãíóâ ïî æèçíè ê ñàìîé æå ñåáå

Inside out.
Music and lyrics in Russian by Medvedovskaya Nataliya.
Translation into English by Tania Dudina.

The sun is bright but doesn’t warm you
How deceiving such a glow can be!
All believers, let me warn you:
You’re out of luck, you see
You’re of luck, you see
But don’t cry over lost oars in the sea

Morning hides under a raincoat
From the troubles and concerns it’s found
Though by now my dreams are remote
I can still hear that sound
I can still hear that sound
The sound of childhood a-giggling around

Be the way you always have been
Try to learn from your own ways
And work hard and true to un-spin
Life’s amazing, fazing maze
Cancel all of your appointments
Loosen laces of your doubts
Take your fears and disappointments
And just turn them inside out
And just turn them inside out

Laughter flutters into my hands
From afar just like a bright balloon
Grown-ups live around on dry land
But up above the moon
But up above the moon
The children live in the world past the moon

Morning jumps onto your pillow
Chasing all your wrinkled thoughts away
Hang your feelings out to dry now
And take a step today
And take a step today
And take a step toward your own self today

Be the way you always have been
Try to learn from your own ways
And work hard and true to un-spin
Life’s amazing, fazing maze
Cancel all of your appointments
Loosen laces of your doubts
Take your fears and disappointments
And just turn them inside out
And just turn them inside out

Fairytales about you

Written By: Nataliya Medvedovskaya

I wove fairytales about you
Thinking of you I’d kneel
Like an angel fallen from heaven
The wings you had were no real.

Now I know I’m never to have you with me
Better try to forget
Better stay alone in my dark and empty
World
Than to risk standing before you
Let it happen again
Feel the lonely hollow within me
Fill with love just as then

I’ll be swept up, drowning in your eyes
Grain of sand in the sea
But there’s no more weight in my lies
I’m only lying to me

But I thank the Lord above
I have dreams to keep me whole
And the Spring within my soul
Keeps me moving steady
And I thank the Lord above
That my love was mine to keep
That it lived in me so deep
With a flame so steady

I caressed you gently with my songs
Gladly called me your own
Watching foaming waves of my feelings
Crashing fast into stone

Veils of doubt clouded my shining spirit
Is your love for me real?
As I locked my heartache inside
My diary
Just my diary

Only then I grasped how empty
Arms that hold more than one
And before I pictured them clearly
All my visions were gone

And a carousel of faces
Circled your glittering life
Every one of those distant embraces
Plunged into me like a knife

But I thank the Lord above
I have dreams to keep me whole
And the Spring within my soul
Keeps me moving steady
And I thank the Lord above
That my love was mine to keep
That it lived in me so deep
With a flame so steady

I would hold the light of your image
Softly cupped in my hands
As I walked along watching daydreams
Glistening warmly as sand

And I offered all but the sunrise
Gave you all but the rain
As I bathed in smiles unintended
Quietly drowning my pain

But I thank the Lord above
I have dreams to keep me whole
And the Spring within my soul
Keeps me moving steady
And I thank the Lord above
That my love was mine to keep
That it lived in me so deep
With a flame so steady

The Stairwell of Fate

Written By: Nataliya Medvedovskaya


In a flock we tread
Across our lives together.
Flipping through the days
That we have passed forever.
Spilling our dreams in the haste,
Till they're gone without a trace.

We conceal our pasts
Behind a veil of glamour,
Fill our minds with gossiping
And idle clamor.
We can't hear the murmur of stars.
We've lost sight of what was ours.

The stairwell of our fate
Grows taller year by year
With steps that we cannot hear
We climb the stairs of fate.

We don't bother wondering
What's wrong or what's right,
Drowning day and night
In artificial sunlight.
Pushing out the sun from the sky.
As the poets in us die.

In a flock we tread
Across our lives together.
Flipping through the days
That we have passed forever.
Read between the lines
And you'll see
Where your hopes and dreams
May be.

Come lay to rest your past
With blanckets of forgiveness.
Look through the horizon's
beams,
Come reach tomorrow's
dreams.

Actors

Written By: Nataliya Medvedovskaya

We were playing at love
just like actors on screen
caught up in our imagination

as if heaven above
coaxed us into this scene
but we only love our elation

Your love left you for worse
i remained all alone
and we entered a world of reflections

under water submersed
through the surface we're thrown
to see our game is still imperfection

CHORUS
So wipe your masque away
these games led us astray
but our hearts are meant for real love, dear

and one cold gust of air
mades us think that we care
because bitter loneliness is what we fear

It was only a dream
and it happened elsewhere
is it not our keepsake to cherish?

in the darkness we've been
always knowing somewhere
there was sunlight we allowed to perish

What in you i had sought
Has now all come to naught
no more circlling around one another

on the slippery path
out of stained broken glass
we're rehearsing our love for each other

CHORUS:
So wipe your masque away
these games led us astray
but our hearts are meant for real love, dear

and one cold gust of air
mades us think that we care
because bitter loneliness is what we
fear

We were playing at love
just like actors on screen
caught up in our imagination

as if heaven above
coaxed us into this scene
but we only love our elation.

CHORUS:
So wipe your masque away
these games led us astray
but our hearts are meant for real love, dear

and one cold gust of air
mades us think that we care
because bitter loneliness is what we
fear

City of Dreams

Written By: Nataliya Medvedovskaya

CITY OF DREAMS

Deep within the soul
In its innermost hall
City of my dreams lies

And it comes to life
When your dreams are rife
In the bedroom at night

Whirling past my eyes
An abstract composition
Good times and goodbyes
Floating by intuition

City of my dreams
Familiar faces, themes
Whose songs have now been sung

Sketches of your form
With bright hues adorned
Where the soul feels at home

Isle of childish wants
Sunlight strokes on your stone trails
Dandelions flaunt
Mother's old fairy tales

CHORUS

City
The remarkable city
City
The remarkable city
City,oh,yeah,
My remarkable city

City of delight
Sweet to taste, and sigh
Spells shy kisses have cast

An exchange of hearts
End to end they dart
Frail threads linked to my past

City of green grass
Sunsets honey and warm,as
Melodies amass
In a harmonic ballad


CHORUS
City
The remarkable city
City
The remarkable city
City,oh,yeah,
My remarkable city

Bright light in the night
You are my guiding light
Always point me,my star

As you lead me through
Your fire burns so true
Don't let me stray too far

You lead me my dear
Into your secret caves
From within I hear
Cries of seagulls on waves

CHORUS

City
City,the remarkable city
City,oh,yeah,
My remarkable city.

Forever or for Now

Written By: Nataliya Medvedovskaya

Who knew that pain of parting
Would be just for me?
In silence you’re departing ,
Clothed in armory .
The way you pull away from me
So chills my soul
And at a stranger’s fire you are whole.

When did our souls rebel against our harmony?
When did we overlook our love’s sweet fantasy?
We tried to make each other fit in each one space
Convinced ourselves it was for love’s sake.

Chorus

For ever or for now
Our love insists on leaving
And now I’m forced to be alone just like before.
We’ve overlooked conscience
And submited to circumstance
When we knew long ago, that fragile string would be torn ,
When we knew long ago.

Pain penetrates my heart and poisons my sweet love
And dissapointment seeps into my pulsing blood .
Beneath a web of lies and urgent things to do
You’re willing to distance me from the truth.

And while my soul has not yet risen to its feet
I try to gather strength to come back home to me
But in my ears the words of love we shared abound
And I hold on,with hope to the sound.

Chorus

For ever or for now
Our love insists on leaving
And now I’m forced to be alone just like before.
We’ve overlooked conscience
And submited to circumstance
When we knew long ago, that fragile string would be torn.
Forever or for now…

Sold Out

Written By: Nataliya Medvedovskaya

SOLD OUT

Be aware
When every company says they’re fair
Run with me
From those who always say they’re free

Was my mistake
To try their steak ,
It made me shake,
Shreek and shout,
Shreek and shout.
They loved my cash,
And sold me trash,
And said,”It’s fresh,
New and hot, new and hot

Chorus:
Buy now, buy now,
Today-day-day,
It might be sold out fast,
Do not delay-lay-lay”.
Who told you I am such a fool
That you’d sell me a bill of goods like it’s so cool?

“We’re the best
But you don’t need to know the rest.
We’re the brand
That looks like “Made in Switzerland”.
No need, no need
To cheat, to cheat,
We’re sweet, we’re sweet
Charging you right upfront.
To those naïve
Who still believe:
You’re on th’ right track
Waiting for your bucks back!

Chorus:
Buy now, buy now,
Today-day-day,
It might be sold out fast,
Do not delay-lay-lay".
Who told you I am such a fool
That you’d sell me a bill of goods like it’s so cool?

"Have no fear,
We charge you every single year.
Our delight
To see your wallet getting light.
Our lo-ow price
Will you entice.
Why don’t you guys
Get kick out of it?
Just million bucks
To buy our clocks
Plus big amount
Of 10 dollars discount.

Chorus:
Buy now, buy now,
Today-day-day,
It might be sold out fast,
Do not delay-lay-lay".
Who told you I am such a fool
That you’d sell me a bill of goods like it’s so cool,
Oh, yeah, like it’s so cool,
Oh, yeah, like it’s so cool?

Lyrics and music by Nataliya Medvedovskaya, ASCAP, c 2011

Discography

Classical:
CD"Rachmaninoff-Impassioned Songwriter"-22 songs by Rachmaninoff played by Nataliya and sung by Svetlana Furdui.
Available on Amazon,CD Baby and
www.mapleshaderecords.com

Nataliya's piano solo CD of all-Mozart program-coming soon.

Eartaster Sampler # 4 Compilation CD-Nataliya's String Quartet # 1 included.

Popular:
"Hot Tails In The City"Free Lap Dances,Vol.3 Compilation CD-
"Inside out" original song included.

Set List

The list of my original popular songs I usually perform:
Leaves of Autumn
Actors
Forever or for now
City of Dreams
My knight
Inside out
Fairytales about you
Your eyes are like two bright suns
Stairwell of our fate
Break the chain
I would love to forgive you at all
Instrumental-Suite of original Jewish songs and dances.

My typical set lasts 45 minuts however I'm always flexible to perform longer and shorter sets.