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After self-releasing her first three records and gaining popularity in New York City's independent music scenes , particularly the anti-folk scene centered on New York City's East Village , Spektor signed with Sire Records in and began achieving greater mainstream recognition. Her mother, Bella Spektor, was a music professor in a Soviet college of music and teaches at a public elementary school in Mount Vernon, New York. Growing up in Moscow, Regina started taking piano lessons when she was seven and learned how to play the piano by practicing on a Petrof upright that her grandfather gave her mother. The family left the Soviet Union for the Bronx in , when Regina was nine and a half, during the period of Perestroika , when Soviet citizens were permitted to emigrate. Regina had to leave her piano behind.
Regina Spektor, virgin baptisms and naked trampolining are all on the cards at the Cambridgeshire festival this year. I can't wait, says Mark Beaumont. The Antipodean cult star showed why she's such a spectacular YouTube sensation, with kooky joie de vivre, writes Mark Beaumont. The music blogger picks the songs that mean the most to him as part of our Six Songs of Me project. Regina Spektor has moments of greatness but her breezy theatricality can be wearing, writes Kitty Empire. Caspar Llewellyn Smith: Be among the first to hear Regina Spektor's new album — and tell us what you think. No one makes quirky, literate pop quite like Regina Spektor. We speak to Regina Spektor about hip-hop and living in Tottenham. Plus, Graham Massey describes his journey from State to an all-girl combo organ group.
A couple of weeks ago, the singer-songwriter Regina Spektor was shown into a soundproofed rehearsal studio in midtown. The piano in the studio was a Yamaha, although officially she pledges allegiance to Steinway. Since her breakout, in the downtown anti-folk scene of the early two-thousands, the Soviet-born singer has combined dazzling musicianship with an ethereal, offbeat presence—her accent brings to mind a Russian Betty Boop—and lyrics that go in unexpected directions. The Broadway gig, she said, is a chance to mash up what she likes about playing solo with what she likes about playing with an orchestra, plus a few extra bells and whistles. Spektor has dabbled with Broadway before, less successfully. I love strangeness. Spektor was born to a Jewish family in Moscow, in , and started taking piano lessons when she was seven. In , during perestroika, the family immigrated to the Bronx. Hence her spot on the Walk of Fame.