Vladimir Matetsky

Vladimir Leonardovich Matetsky (Russian: Владимир Леонардович Матецкий); May 14, 1952, Moscow) is a Russian and Soviet composer, producer, and radio presenter. Matetsky is a member of the Russian Authors' Society. He is married and has one daughter, Maria (born 1987) and son, Leonid (born 2001). Matetsky started to take music classes under the direction of Sofija Moisseevna Karpilovskaya, a student of Elena Fabianovna Gnesina. Vladimir learned to play guitar just as piano. He was particularly influenced by The Beatles. At the end of 1960s, Matetsky started to play in various rock bands, piano, guitar, bass-guitar. Around the same time he first started writing songs–unusually, in English rather than Russian. His major success is considered to be the song "Lavanda"–written for Sofia Rotaru and awarded a golden disc by Melodiya. Currently he lives and works in Moscow.


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