Yana

Yana

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With a gentle and melodic sound of Yana’s songs her music has been compared with such world famous female singers/songwriters as Dido, Sinead O’Connor and Sarah McLachlan. Yana finds the best way to express her music is by performing it with various talented musicians. She not only records music locally but she also does it internationally working with composers from Germany, Ukraine and Russia. By listening to Yana’s songs you can certainly say that she has a slight overtone of Eastern Europea

Biography

Yana (born Yanina Bilyk) is an Ukrainian/Canadian singer-songwriter, multi instrumentalist, aspiring actress and model. Her music consists of adult alternative/pop styles and Ukrainian traditional songs.

Yana first learned music at her father’s knee, tagging along with him to his many gigs in a rock and roll band. She learned an appreciation for jazz early on; it was the music both of her parents listened to at home. She also studied classical piano through a special music program for over seven years before learning the cello in university. You might say that, for Yana, music has always been the love of her life. Yet, when she was only 13 years old, a new love invaded her heart and her mind. Sight unseen, she fell in love with Canada, and vowed that one day she’d leave her native Ukraine to make Canada her new home.

From a very young age, Yana displayed a passion for the musical arts and began to tour the world stage at only 15 years of age. Performing in Europe, China and North America, Yana found great success in Germany during her collaboration with the band “Venus International” with the release of the hit single “Endless” in 2009. Since then the single has found its way to CBC Radio’s National Searchlight Competition of 2013 in Canada.
In 2012 Yana was featured on the cover of Pink Magazine’s November Issue, only adding to her many successes since arriving in Canada

To date, the artist is currently performing at various venues throughout Saskatchewan. Yana is nearing completion of her brand new album, which will be released in the fall of 2013 following up her first Ukrainian Christmas Album “Christmas Is Rizdvo” set to be released early 2013.