Victor Morozov is one of Ukraine's most popular singer / songwriters. His distinctive voice together with his proficiency on the guitar has made him a favorite of fans both in Ukraine and abroad. Victor's talent and mastery of song are evident in the memorable original melodies he sets to poetry by some of Ukraine's best modern writers. His sung-poetry has also been a major influence on many young rock bands in Ukraine today, such as Plach Yeremiji and Mertvyj Piven'.
Born June 15, 1950 in the town of Kremenets in Western Ukraine, Victor began his musical career in the early seventies in Lviv, where he created two of the first Ukrainian rock groups - Quo Vadis in 1971 and Arnika in 1972. By 1976, Victor was hired as a soloist with the ensemble Vatra and in 1979 became a soloist of the popular Smerichka. This gave him the opportunity to work closely with other well-known musicians and composers, such as Ihor Bilozir, Oksana Bilozir, Vika, Nazarij Yaremchuk and Volodymyr Ivasiuk. With these ensembles Victor also had the chance to travel and represent Ukraine, or even the former Soviet Union, at many international music festivals.
In 1988, Victor became one of the founders and artistic director of "Ne Zhurys!" (Don't Worry), a cabaret-style musical group that mixed political satire with song. They were bold enough to perform songs banned during Soviet times and in 1989 became the first group to publicly perform the still banned Ukrainian national anthem "Sche ne vmerla Ukraina".In the early nineties, Victor founded a new acoustic music project called Chetvertyj Kut (Fourth Corner) with Oleh Yarema, a young guitar virtuoso and composer, and Roman Lozynsky, a violinist and sound-engineer. Their self-titled debut album, interlacing instrumental compositions with romantic ballads, became one of the top 10 albums in Ukraine for 1994.
Today Victor Morozov continues performing as a soloist, as well as working with various artists in his Chetvertyj Kut project, with "Ne Zhurys!" and also with Mertvyj Piven' and Batiar-Band Halychyna. New CD of Lviv batiar songs "Tilku vi Lvovi" (Only in Lviv) was released by Victor Morozov & Batiar-Band Halychyna in November 2002. In March 2003 new "Aphrodisiacs" CD was released by Victor Morozov & Mertvyj Piven'.
Aside from his music career, Victor is also a highly-regarded translator.During his career, Victor has entertained audiences in Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, India, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Paraguay, Poland, Russia, the United States of America and many other countries. He has also had the honour of being selected to perform before Hillary Clinton, the First Lady of the United States of America, during her visit to Ukraine.
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