The participants

Oksana PEKUN

People’s Artist of Ukraine, popular singer, television personality

Ukraine

Member of the Jury of the XIII International Children Music Contest “Vitebsk-2015”

Oksana was born in Ternopil. When at school, she sang in the “Zorynka” choir studio.

She graduated from the musical department of the Ternopil Pedagogic University.

Her career in music started with the participation in the festival “Red Rue-1991”.

She is a diploma holder of the V.Ivasyuk International Contest, a laureate of the Vocal Contest “Destiny”, the winner of the TV festival “Melody”, the 1st Prize winner of the International Young Performers Contest “Romances of Slavutych” and the 2nd Prize winner of the K.Shulzhenko International Contest.

In 2008, Oksana became the host of the musical show “Folk Music” on the National Ukranian TV channel “Pershyi Natsionalnyi”. The show was nominated for the National Ukrainian Award “TV Triumph” as the “Best Music TV show of Ukraine”. In 2015, “Folk Music” was in the “top 20” of the best television shows in Europe and was noted at the Eurovision Creative Forum in Berlin.

The song “Zelen Klen” (“Green Maple”) performed by Oksana Pekun was announced the hit of the XX century.

Oksana participates in the International Festival “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” for the first time.

She will take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Festival “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” (20.30, July 9, Summer Amphitheatre) and the Gala Concert of the XII International Children Contest “Vitebsk 2015” (17.00, July 13, Concert Hall “Vitebsk”).