Born in the Ukraine, Odessa, Yeliana received her higher musical education from Odessa Musical College, Odessa State Conservatory, and Manhattan School of Music in New York, majoring in choral conducting and classical and jazz voice. Yeliana's work experience include performing with a vocal jazz quartet "Stress-Control" which belonged to Odessa Philharmonic Theater, working as a Music Director in American Churches, participating in various concert performances in California.

Yeliana has a wide range of interests in music styles. Her repertoire includes jazz, Broadway, classical, and contemporary vocal styles. She is a member of Hollywood Civic Light Opera Productions and Opera of the Foothills in Pasadena. She performed as an operatic singer at the International Chamber Music Festival 2005 in Beverly Hills. Acclaimed movie director Radion Nahapetov chose two songs from Yeliana's new album for his upcoming serial "Russians in the City of Angels" to be heard by millions in Russia and USA.

Currently, Yeliana resides in Los Angeles, California, where she creates her beautiful songs and works with other talented musicians to produce her music. Yeliana finished her debut album "Formula of Love" i 2006 and filmed an attractive and charming music video You and Me (Ti i Ya).  Her second CD Album " No One Except You" published in 2010.

Yeliana's 3rd CD Album "A Few Lives Ago..." in bossa nova style was recorded and published in 2014.  Since then Yeliana collaborated with great award-winning musicians and lyricists Lisa-Catherine Cohen ("Now"), Harriet Schock ("Creation"), Phil Cohen ("Whirl")  produced and published New Age Singles.


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Песни Елианы отличаются интеллигентной мелодичностью, они рисуют романтизм и красоту любви.  Вдохновение и глубина чувств передаётся с лёгкостью и поэтичностью в каждой песне.

В каждом исполнении Елианы прослеживается высочайшее мастерство и отточенная техника вокала, огромный труд музыканта ,вдохновенность и глубина чувств...

Броские и интеллектуальные мелодии захватывают романтичные капризы и чувства абсолютной  любви.

Cтиль альбомов волнует и  не оставляет равнодушными всех тех, кто любит  музыку, заполненную вдохновением, глубиной, красотой и творческим потенциалом.

Елиана выступала с вокальным джазовым квартетом "Стресс-контроль", принадлежавшим Одесской филармонии, работала музыкальным руководителем в американских церквях, участвовала в различных концертах и студийных работах в США.

Ей интересны различные музыкальные стили; её репертуар включает джазовые, классические, и современные произведения.

Елиана сотрудничает с Hollywood Operetta и Foothill PasadenaOpera.  Она участвовала в международном фестивале камерной музыки 2005 в Беверли Хиллс, исполняя оперные арии.

Известный режисер Радион Нахапетов пригласил Елиану на съёмки сериала "Русские в Городе Ангелов", где она исполняла песни ("Аморе Мио" и "Дожди") из своего нового альбома "Формула Любви".

Недавно Елиана завершила студийную работу над своим дебют альбомом "Формула Любви" и сняла очаровательный видео-клип "Ты и Я".

В данное время Елиана живёт в Лос Анжелесе, где сочиняет свои романтические песни и работает с другими талантливыми музыкантами над выпуском её альбомов.


Testimonial

By Lisa-Catherine Cohen

 

By a mutual friend not in the music biz I was introduce to my dear friend and songwriter, Yeliana Nikolskaya, to become possible collaborators. We clicked. Both personally and professionally. As all new collaborators do, we played what I call “Ping-Pong Song.” Now I know what she thought of a booklet of lyrics I make every year of new work; she was impressed. Her music blew me away. Every time she comes up with a melody to one of my lyrics, it always does. I believe there are very few real melodists on the planet at any one time. Even ultra-famous ones I can’t mention by name. Some might be virtuoso guitar player, pianists, drummers, lyricists, but cannot compose a real melody. There are some I greatly admire: Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Jackson Brown, and a few others.

          I am blessed to call friends and co-writers three people. Multi-Grammy-winning, Broadway composer, David Pomeranz; David Hallyday (with whom I have garnered three Number One Hit songs and two full platinum CDs), Rand Bishop, (Nashville hit songwriter; sometimes Chris(tine) Bennett can come up with a beut; and Yeliana. We have collaborated on several songs I treasure: Now, Mia, our Valentine song, One White Rose, and a few more. Another two are on their way. We have yet to have our hit. Maybe 2016 will prove our banner year! Our songs are published now, so it could happen!

          Besides everything else Yeliana is like a generous, loving soul, she is a true, real beauty with a gorgeous soprano voice, a fabulous figure, all of which is a big lift-off to stardom!


          — Lisa-Catherine Cohen, Los Angeles; lyricist, author, spoken-word performer.