Aida Vedishcheva: a brief biography

Starting conditions

 According to some critics, Aida Vedishcheva failed to realize her potential on the Soviet pop. However, the singer herself strongly disagrees with such an assessment of her creative destiny. To confirm this, she shows to curious journalists recordings from her phonotheca. It just so happened that song connoisseurs knew her from her voice. It is enough to remind that the songs in the movies “Caucasian captive” and “Diamond hand” were performed behind the frame of Vedishchev, and all doubts fall away from themselves.

The future star of Soviet and American pop came to light on June 10, 1941 in an intelligent family. Parents at that time lived in the capital of Tatarstan city of Kazan. The father, Professor Semyon Weiss, taught the basics of dentistry at the medical institute. The mother worked as a surgeon at one of the city’s clinics. At birth, the girl was named Ida. She was the only child in the family. She was not pampered, but raised and thoroughly prepared for independent life. Already from the age of four, Ida began practicing English under the guidance of an experienced governess.

In the creative field


Ida demonstrated her artistic abilities from an early age. Foreign language classes did not strain her at all. She easily absorbed all grammatical and colloquial forms. Simultaneously, Ida loved singing and dancing. When she turned ten, the family moved to Irkutsk, where relatives on her mother’s side lived. The girl got into a creative environment — both uncle and grandmother had great command of the technique of playing different instruments. The would-be singer fell asleep and woken up poses the sounds of guitar and accordion. She instructed her parents to enroll her in music school.

After receiving a matriculation certificate so as not to upset her parents, Ida entered the foreign languages institute. After receiving her diploma, she came to Moscow and successfully passed the entrance exams to the theatre school. However, the number of students was not included, due to nationality. She did not get upset and became a soloist for the legendary orchestra conducted by Oleg Lundstrom. She married and became Aida Vedishcheva. By this name, she is known now on all continents of the planet.

Recognition and personal life


outstanding vocal data and artistry of Aida, enabled her to achieve love and adoration in the audience over several years. Confirmation can be the record with a song from the film “Caucasian captive”, which dispersed within a week of release by seven million circulation. However, officials of the Ministry of Culture treated the singer prejudiced, and in every possible way “blocked” her opportunities to perform on television. In 1980, Vedishcheva emigrated to the United States. Her knowledge of English allowed her to adapt quickly in her new place. Vedishcheva started performing at different venues and was appreciated by the audience and producers.


singer’s personal life did not immediately develop. It was only on the fourth attempt that she found harmony in marriage. The husband supports Aida in every endeavour. The singer does not often, but still comes to Russia to remind her native audience. Her son Vladimir from her first marriage engages in music and works in the United States.

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