Los Angeles, CA – July 22, 2020 – Oksana® Kolesnikova, artist, entrepreneur and businesswoman extraordinaire, composed the piano version of the hauntingly beautiful “The Voice of Life” for her own wedding in July 2000, premiering it for the first time ever when she exchanged rings and vows at the altar with her Italian-born husband, Alex. Now, 20 years later, Alex is presenting Oksana® the orchestral arrangement of this piece as an anniversary gift, the result of a collaboration with maestro John Georgiadis, former conductor of the legendary London Symphony Orchestra.
A “thought-provoking” YouTube video accompanies the song. (CLICK PHOTO TO VIEW) – Please forgive the low resolution of the intro, it was taped many years ago with so-so equipment….
“The Voice of Life” is no stranger to the creative arrangement spotlight, with the gorgeous musical piece previously commissioned in a collaboration with internet sensation Michele “Dr. Viossy” Vioni, a solo artist, celebrity guitar coach, recording artist and producer from Italy, as well as with singer-songwriter Arielle Peri, who created an EDM version of the love song in 2015.
“Through this new collaboration with John Georgiadis, ‘The Voice of Life’ has been taken to an entirely different level, and I couldn’t wait to present this new amazing rendition to Oksana,” explains Alex.
John Georgiadis has enjoyed world-class careers as both a violinist and conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra for many years, going on to release more albums after the age of 65 than he had previously in his tenure. Many of these recordings are devoted to the music of Johann Strauss II and his contemporaries, a repertory he championed, bringing him honorary membership in the Johann Strauss Society of Great Britain.
On these recordings, he led the Czech Chamber Orchestra Pardubice, and with that group released Contemporaries of the Strauss Family, Volume Four on the Marco Polo label in 2019 – at the age of 80.
Oksana® Foundation Team
“Nothing happens unless you do something. To accomplish anything meaningful in life, it takes a massive amount of energy, perseverance and hard work. Now, it is true that some people get lucky right away — but for most of us, it can take close to 20 years to achieve that so-called “overnight success.” I can wholeheartedly say that passiveness will not get one far in life, especially if one has formidable goals and dreams. We all have to actively draw on resources from our environments, taking the time to plant and cultivate those seeds in order to enjoy those trees full of sweet, luscious fruits that will feed our families for years to come.” – I had the pleasure of interviewing Oksana Kolesnikova. (CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL STORY)