Spektor, Regina

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Name
Spektor, Regina Gender: F
Regina Ilyinichna Spektor
born on 18 February 1980 at 11:11 (= 11:11 AM )
Place Moscow, Russian Federation, 55n45, 37e35
Timezone MSK h3e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Lepoivre
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°50' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 26°33 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°04'



Regina Spektor (2006)
photo: Louise MacDonald, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her music is associated with the anti-folk scene centered on New York City's East Village.

Spektor was born in Moscow, Soviet Union, in 1980 to a musical Russian Jewish family. Her father, Ilya Spektor, is a photographer and amateur violinist. Her mother, Bella Spektor, was a music professor in a Soviet college of music and now teaches at a public elementary school in Mount Vernon, New York.

Regina learned how to play the piano by practicing on a Petrof upright that was given to her mother by her grandfather. She grew up listening to classical music and famous Russian bards. She was also exposed to rock-and-roll bands such as The Beatles, Queen, and The Moody Blues by her father, who obtained such recordings in Eastern Europe and traded cassettes with friends in the Soviet Union. The family left the Soviet Union in 1989, when Regina was nine and a half, during the period of Perestroika, when Soviet citizens were permitted to emigrate. Traveling first to Austria and then Italy, the Spektor family was admitted to the United States as refugees with the assistance of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. They settled in The Bronx, where Spektor graduated from the SAR Academy, a Jewish day middle school in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. In New York City, Spektor studied classical piano with Sonia Vargas, a professor at the Manhattan School of Music, until she was 17.

(Please see the Wikiepdia link for extensive coverage of her career).

Spektor married singer-songwriter Jack Dishel in 2011. Formerly a guitarist with the band The Moldy Peaches, Dishel is member of the band Only Son and duets with Spektor in the song "Call them Brothers".

On 23 January 2014, Spektor announced her pregnancy on Facebook.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Lepoivre quotes an email from a friend of Spektor, saying "I played a few shows with her in college and we kept in touch on CD baby where we both sold records before she was signed to Sire and I did a chart for her birthday, she was born at 11:11 am in Moscow. This is also a title of one of her earlier CDs (published in 2001)".

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (singer songwriter)