Vladimir Bunchikov

Vladimir Bunchikov

Crooner
Country: Ukraine

Biography of Vladimir Bunchikov

Vladimir Alexandrovich Bunchikov was an estrada singer who was born in the city of Yekaterinoslav in Ukraine. He completed his studies at the Music Technical College in Dnipropetrovsk in 1929 under the guidance of O. Tarlovskaya. He then continued his education in Leningrad under Kastorsky. From 1929, he worked as a soloist in the Workers' Opera in Dnipropetrovsk. In 1931, he joined the Moscow Music Theater named after V.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko. Starting from 1934, he began recording his songs on records, collaborating with jazz musician V. Kandelaki, the estrada orchestra of V. Knushevitsky, and the ensemble of the All-Union Radio led by B. Alexandrov. In his repertoire, he performed songs by Soviet composers such as M. Blanter's "Migratory Birds Fly" and "Sad Willows," D. Shostakovich's "Song of the Flashlight," E. Zharkovsky's "Lyrical Waltz," D. Pritsker's "White-Winged Seagulls," and V. Solovyov-Sedoy's "Hear Me, Good Girl." From 1942 to 1967, Bunchikov worked as a soloist at the All-Union Radio. Many of his songs were performed in a duet with V. Nechaev, whom he met during the war. The harmonious combination of Bunchikov's lyrical baritone and Nechaev's tenor enriched their vocal palette and enhanced the emotional impact on the listener. The duet, which performed together for a quarter of a century, made such works as V. Solovyov-Sedoy's "Evening on the Roadstead," B. Mokrousov's "We Are People of Great Flight," and N. Bogoslovsky's "Rain" and "You and Me, We" popular in the past. In 1944, Vladimir Bunchikov was honored with the title of Honored Artist of the RSFSR. He passed away in 1995.

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